Urinary Incontinence is NOT a Taboo Subject {Part 1 of 3}

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is not a topic we tend to discuss with others.  We may jokingly say to our girlfriends or sisters, something like, “don’t make laugh so much, I’ll pee my pants”.  But, I don’t recall ever sitting down with anyone, including my doctor, and having a serious conversation about adult incontinence (AI).  I’m a nurse, the rational side of me knows this happens to many men and women, including me, but I have never really had a frank discussion about urinary incontinence with … [Read more...]

Spooktacular Halloween Must Haves {w/Hallmark Giveaway}

Spooktacular Halloween Must Haves

Autumn is definitely in the air. Pumpkins are popping up all over our neighbourhood, we've pulled out our wool sweaters, the leaves are changing colour and nearly every store you enter has an abundance of tempting candy on display. This can all mean only one thing...Halloween is on its way.  Witches, ghosts and pumpkins, oh my!  It is easy to get into the Halloween spirit with all the Spooktacular Halloween Must Haves available from Hallmark! This year, Hallmark is the perfect place to buy … [Read more...]

Granola Bars with a Molasses Twist!

Granola Bars with a Molasses Twist

My family loves granola bars.  They are handy to grab, perfect for a lunch bag, a quick breakfast or as a midnight snack.  However, like many of you, I do worry about what is actually in store-bought granola bars. Not too long ago, I checked out a few boxes from our cupboard and found that some bars contained as many as thirty-seven ingredients!  Included in some, but not all bars were such unpronounceable names as: Sodium Carboxymethycellulose Tocopherols Acetylated Tartaric Acid … [Read more...]

Canadian Tire #YouGotThis Contest & Twitter Party


Do have a great tip or trick to share related to the home, outdoors, sports/recreation, tools/hardware or automobiles?  Are your friends and family always saying #YouGotThis? If so, then I have the perfect contest for you! Canadian Tire wants to hear all about it! Right now, until October 6th, you can upload your best video or photo showing how you do an everyday job, something that you do well, for a chance to win. To give you a bit of an idea, have a look at this "outdoors" category … [Read more...]

A Tale of Two Kitties

A Tale of Two Kitties

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias We have two amazing kitties who deserve to be pampered forever. They are both rescued cats and the sweetest little girls! We believe, for the rest of their lives, they should never again have to worry.  I can think of nothing I would rather do than pamper these innocent little creatures. A Tale of Two Kitties   Somewhat like their human counterparts, little … [Read more...]

The Canvas Home and Dining Collection {#MyCanvas Giveaway}


Summer is pretty well over and soon we will be spending lots more time in our homes. Now is the perfect time to begin all of those decorating projects that we have put on hold! If you are looking for ideas, tips and inspiration then the #myCANVAS Twitter Party is the place to be. The party is being hosted by Canadian Tire and features the CANVAS HOME + DINING COLLECTION with special guest, blogger; lifeStyle; home and entertaining guru, Monika Hibbs! I'm not going to lie, I … [Read more...]

How to Organize a Garage/Yard Sale


C'mon, admit it, we all like a good garage/yard sale. Whether you are looking for something specific, like furniture; records; glassware; baby clothes; books or just maybe you go for the thrill of the hunt, the hope that you may find that undiscovered treasure! When my kids were in post-secondary education and setting up apartments, we found yard sales were fabulous for picking up kitchen ware, wall art, large pieces of furniture, rugs, televisions, lamps, hangers, a vacuum and the list goes … [Read more...]

TD “No Drama” Auto Insurance ~ The Right Choice {w/Twitter Party} #ad

Auto Insurance

I don’t know about you, but I have always found shopping for insurance products and trying to compare policies between various companies, a bit confusing. There is just so much to consider! Beyond the actual cost of the policy and coverage, there are factors such as: Will I be able to reach this company when it’s convenient for me? If I have an accident, will I be able to speak with someone right away? Are they flexible with their limits and coverage? I don't want to pay for coverage … [Read more...]

FREE Furniture & More During Leon’s Customer Appreciation Event

Leon’s Customer Appreciation Event

Leon's Customer Appreciation Event is happening right now and continuing until Sunday, September 20th. Leon's is showing how much they appreciate their customers by giving away FREE furniture! And, as if FREE furniture were not enough, Leon's will also be holding their biggest furniture sale of the year.       There is a variety of ways to take part for a chance to win fabulous prizes! TODAY (9/16/2015) on TWITTER:    On Wednesday, September 16th you can … [Read more...]

Kellogg’s Breakfast for Better Days Twitter Party

Breakfast for Better Days

Most of us know the importance of eating a healthy breakfast, this is not a new concept. Eating a meal within the first few hours of waking is much healthier for both adults and children. Many kids eat dinner at 5 PM or 6 PM and then have nothing to eat until breakfast. So, understandably, when morning arrives their fuel tank is empty. Breakfast is the fuel that provides new energy for your body to get started and to keep you functioning until lunch. As Canada’s children head back to … [Read more...]

How to Make Blueberry Pie

Blueberry Pie

I love the fall of the year. The blistering temperatures and high humidity have been replaced by comfortable temps and a cooling breeze. Another reason I love this time of year is the abundance of local fruits and vegetables available at markets and roadside stands. One of our favourite fruits is blueberries. They grow in wild abandon in fields all over southern New Brunswick. Not only are they delicious, blueberries are very high in antioxidants. One of my favourite things to make … [Read more...]

Countdown to 2016 Rio Paralympic Games {w/Twitter Party}


Did you realize that the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics and Paralympics are just over a year away? The Paralympic Summer Games are the second largest sporting event in the world today, the first largest being the Olympic Games. Canada is expected to send a team of approximately 170 to 200 athletes, participating in 18 to 21 sports. The origin of the Paralympic Games dates back to 1948 when Sir Ludwig Guttman staged the International Wheelchair Games to coincide with the 1948 London Olympic … [Read more...]

Eat More Stars & Earn More PC Points #GuidingStarsCA #EatMoreStars

Eat More Stars

These past few months my family and I have tried to eat healthier by following the President's Choice Guiding Stars program. I have documented our journey in a series of posts: Part One invited you to, Follow My Journey with the Loblaws #‎GuidingStarsCA‬ #‎PCStars‬ Program. Part Two featured a, #GuidingStarsCA  Follow-Up & My Meeting with a Registered Dietitian. In Part Three I had the opportunity to learn some healthy eating cooking tips and tricks on my My Visit to a PC Cooking … [Read more...]

Our #PURELL30 Day Challenge Helped Reduce the Spread of Illness-Causing Germs

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A little while ago, in another post, I was telling you about our family taking the #PURELL30 Day Challenge. We made a commitment to help reduce the spread of illness-causing germs by using PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer at least three times a day. I just want to update you on how the #PURELL30 Day Challenge is progressing. To encourage use of hand sanitizer, when soap and water aren’t convenient or available, we have made sure it is easily accessible, by: Putting sanitizer in our … [Read more...]