I Can See the Future…


Happy Birthday, Lauren.

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There is this girl I know.  I met her many years ago.

Twenty-six years ago on Thursday, to be exact.

She’s strong.  Stubborn.  Independent.  Mouthy.

Beautiful inside and out.

We named her Lauren.

She was an easy-going baby

…and a low-maintenance toddler-compared to her older sister, Allie.

<Oh come on !  Who doesn’t compare their kids.  Really??>

Lauren had her doubts about The Tooth Fairy, The Easter Bunny

and even Santa Claus,

…but she always believed in herself.

  • Lauren did well in elementary school

 As long as she could be the line leader,                               

 …buy ice cream on Fridays, and order chocolate milk. Daily.

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  • Middle school is when she gave me gray hair,              

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I Don’t Need a Sticker.


It’s nothing new; it’s good old-fashioned common sense.

“Mindset is a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck in decades of research on achievement and success—a simple idea that makes all the difference.”mindset

The book is an eye-opening, inspiring read for home, school, and office.

The theory of the growth mindset applies to relationships, education, and business.

Take a look… What is Mindset?

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I don’t think teachers know what they’re doing.


This is why we became teachers; we are the lucky ones.

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At my triplets 4th birthday party our middle triplet got a tummy ache. She was standing in the middle of our living room when she got “the look”. It was all coming up. As she began to throw up her preschool teacher flew across the room (seriously, I think she had a super hero cape on) and actually caught my daughters vomit in her hands.

“Um did you just catch my daughters vomit?”

“Yes, what was I else was I supposed to do?”

She then spent the next few minutes helping me clean up what made its way to the floor and what made its way on to my daughter.


That was my first experience with one of my children’s teachers going way beyond their job description.It wasn’t my last and I can bet that there will be many more.

A few weeks ago two of my teenaged daughter’s…

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Therapeutic Play Dough with Essential Oils…


“Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel.”  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Oh, play dough. Just when we thought you couldn’t get any better…

You got better.

Now you’re helping the smalls remember things easier, you’re lifting their spirits, helping sooth their headaches, stimulating their immune systems, you’re even helping the smalls sleep better. The sleep better part is my favourite, by the way.

With just a few drops of pure, therapeutic essential oils, you have risen to a place of honour in this house, let me tell you.

We have used Young Living Essential Oils in our family for a year now. We have incorporated them into so many aspects of our daily living, I really don’t know how we got on before them. Myself and my kids are healthier, their tempers are softened, we sleep soundly, and owees are healed quickly. We use…

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“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem.” A.A. Milne

I learn so much from spending time with them; they teach me about living and loving.   #Simple

I learn so much from spending time with them; they teach me about living and loving. #Simple

We can learn a lot from making 4-legged friends.

My #1? Enjoy the journey.

“When dogs go for a car ride, they stick their head out the window, smell the air and feel the wind against their fur. They don’t care where they’re going. They’re just enjoying the journey. Although goals are great to set, we often forget that it’s the journey that matters most. When we get too attached to the outcome, we set ourselves up for frustration, depression or even anger if our exact expectations are not met. Next time you set a goal, be open to other possibilities and enjoy every moment of excitement, creativity, fun and lessons in the journey.”

Read the other 9 life lessons here.

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Keyboarding: Modern day Mantra

Change your password.
Change your life.

control 2

Apparently it is. Read the instructions here.

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It should suit you just fine.

Have any doubts about putting on that bathing suit this summer?

vintageRead this and let me know if you might just change your mind.

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It’s not about the smell.

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I have an addictive personality.

I know this because my daughter, Allie told me so.

I also know this because I’m on FB, Twitter, and Pinterest more than I am on my feet.

My latest obsession? My interest in oil spills.

More specifically, Young Living Essential Oils.

I was first lured by the scent.

However, “…to be perfectly honest, some of them may not smell good to you at all. The fact is, an essential oil should most often smell like the plants they are distilled from, and if they don’t you have a problem. If the peppermint oil you are using smells like a candy cane, ask yourself what a peppermint plant smells like in nature.

NOT like candy, right? If it does then the “essential oil” you are using has most definitely been adulterated somehow, and I wouldn’t recommend using it for therapeutic purposes.” Read on to learn about the many uses of essential oils, including:

•Provide natural pain relief
•Reduce Inflammation
•Ease stress and anxiety •Help ADD and ADHD
•Decrease insomnia
•Rejuvenate skin and alleviate skin conditions
•Support muscles and bones
•Improve the circulatory system
•Promote optimal endocrine function
•Soothe digestive disorders
•Protect against colds and influenza
•Improve mental clarity
•Provide oral and dental care
•Protect against cancer
•Clean the air of germs, toxins, mold, heavy metals, and odors

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(Please Don’t) just sit down and shut up.


“In order for children to learn, they need to be able to pay attention. In order to pay attention, we need to let them move.” …read the rest of the story here.

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10 Things No One Can Steal From You

Originally posted on Tuesday2's Blog:


“If there was ever a moment to follow your passion and do something that matters to you, that moment is now. Find your passion, whatever it is. Become it, let it become you, and great things will happen FOR you, TO you, and BECAUSE of you. And even if things don’t work out as planned, you’ll still be heading in the right direction. Because nothing you have passion for is ever a waste of time, no matter how it turns out.”

10 Things No One Can Steal From You.

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