The first day of school is just around the corner and parents and children everywhere are preparing anxiously for their big moment. This is especially the case for children who are going to school for the first time. The thought of school with “big kids,” teachers and the vast unknown of “school” is overwhelming and downright frightening for the uninitiated. It’s equally as…Continue
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That hideous sweater that you got from your great aunt?
The 10th pair of socks/scarf/gloves/[insert item here] that you've received in the past little while that you have absolutely no use for, and even less space, for that matter?
Regifting has become all the more popular…
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The meal was "out of this world." That's why it was saved, presumably.
And indeed, it may have been heavenly in its original form, I'm sure; now? Not so much.
A science project, perhaps, a study in microbiology and the tenacity of bacteria. Mould is a very curious but fascinating thing, I'm embarrassed to admit.
Of what do I speak? Surely you know: the evil that lurks at the back of the fridge (contained in Tupperware, of course).…
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Boxing Day used to be a high point for many of us parents. After a year of buying full-price retail items and perhaps getting some items on sale every so often, this one day of the year promised to relieve us from the financial strain of raising children in a modern world. Kids, after all, are expensive.
While the holidays proved to be a high point of the year, let's face it: getting a snowsuit or new running shoes for our children at 60 per cent off was almost too much to bear.…
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My last post on Kids and Cell Phones made me think more about the whole mobile phone phenomenon and the resulting effects on our kids, not just regarding health and safety.
In the past 10 years, text messaging has become a standard for the younger set. A whole new lexicon of words - if you can call them that - has emerged as a result of SMS, cell phones and the…Continue
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Summertime and the livin' ain't easy. Not if you've been trying to juggle swimming and sleepovers, play dates and parties. Let's face it: being a parent isn't easy, whether it's summertime or not. Adding to this is the fact that September is creeping up on us, folks, and guess what: that means it's "Back to School" time. http://bit.ly/nheI8Y
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It's an inevitability that every parent has to experience. A rite of passage, the "supermarket shakedown" is one that indeed shakes your maternal/paternal resolve to the core. This unique meltdown of sorts is atypical in that it is usually precipitated by the perpetrator's viewing of candy-coated confections, promptly followed by an unequivocal "No!" http://bit.ly/pp9UhB
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Welcome to the first installment of "All Kinds of Wrong" on the Multiple Mayhem Mamma blog.
You may have surmised by now that I'm somewhat sarcastic and have low tolerance for nonsense. As well, I have a penchant for all things referencing to the past, my youth and prior as well.
The combination of these two facts has resulted in something that I've wanted to do for a long time: analyze vintage television. Commercials and TV shows from bygone eras have both…
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