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  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     18 Apr 2012 5:03 PM

      finding time to exercise when you have kids
    My DH & I do the a fitness DVD (30 day shred) a few times a week. We don't have the time to go to...

  • Home Life
     17 Apr 2012 9:45 PM

      Re: Harwood in Kitchen
    We have an open concept home and have hardwood in the kitchen. It's a very red looking brazilian cherry and after 5 years, it still...

  • Home Life
     17 Apr 2012 9:35 PM

      Re: Our Closet Makeover
    I love it! I saw some in progress photos on your facebook and I am trying to convince my DH to do the same thing...

  • Money Matters
     8 Apr 2012 2:44 PM

      Re: Weekly spend on Gas/Groceries/Misc/Allowances?
    MmeBruni - I don't understand it either! We eat a lot less meat than most families, and we still spend SO much on food! We...

  • Money Matters
     6 Apr 2012 10:11 AM

      Re: Weekly spend on Gas/Groceries/Misc/Allowances?
    We do meal plan each week, and I do spend a bit more on bakery bread (Cobs! YUM!) and butcher meat. We buy a few...

  • Money Matters
     5 Apr 2012 5:27 PM

      Weekly spend on Gas/Groceries/Misc/Allowances?
    I've become a bit budget obsessed of late, and I have come to realize that we eat a lot of our money. We love to...

  • Health, Diet & Fitness
     4 Apr 2012 10:01 AM

      Re: My before and afters
    What a dramatic change! Congratulations! Did you do a specific diet? ...

  • Miscellaneous
     4 Apr 2012 12:24 AM

      Re: Do people not use REAL cameras anymore??
    I use my iPhone for a lot of pictures, and like a few people have said, it actually takes decent photos. With the right lighting...

  • Miscellaneous
     28 Mar 2012 10:42 PM

      Re: Hunger Games
    I had a hard time with the shaky camera work too. I was already feeling yucky from the dinner we had prior, and I actually...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     28 Mar 2012 5:51 PM

      Easter treats for toddlers?
    We are going to do a little basket of fair-trade chocolate for all of us to share (the BBC documentary Chocolate: The Bitter Truth has...

  • Home Life
     27 Mar 2012 11:21 AM

      Re: Do you keep something on your dining room table?
    We have a vintage silver tray, sometimes with a glass terrarium on it, and sometimes with a vase of flowers (today I have tulips!). ...

  • Starting a Family
     27 Mar 2012 12:18 AM

      TTC after miscarriage and loss - week of March 25
    Can I join? Username: brecksgirl # of miscarriages: 1 (15 weeks) # of pregnancies: 2 Date of loss: Feb 2012 Cycle: 1 Other: Have a...

  • Miscellaneous
     26 Mar 2012 5:58 PM

      Re: get dressed to shoes
    I somewhat follow flylady, and I don't get dressed to shoes. I get showered, dressed, makeup etc first thing so I'm not spending the day...

  • Home Life
     23 Mar 2012 5:57 PM

    Re: Gardening book recs?
    I just discovered this blog recently and I am going to attempt making a square foot garden. He lives in the Red Deer area: http://www.albertahomegardening.com/how-to-make-a-square-foot-garden/...

  • Miscellaneous
     6 Mar 2012 3:49 PM

      Re: WBers Blog Rollcall
    Added a few new ones to my reader! Mine is www.monpetitamourblog.com I'm really sporadic at posting lately.....so many good ideas and so little motivation when...

  • Miscellaneous
     6 Mar 2012 3:32 PM

      Re: Live with Kelly is Coming to Banff!
    Neat! I put in a ticket request too! ...

  • Money Matters
     4 Mar 2012 11:15 AM

      Re: What does your financial advisor do for you?
    We have nowhere near 150k to invest! There were no minimums with the investment advisor (just rechecked, that is her title) I met with ...

  • Money Matters
     29 Feb 2012 5:55 PM

      Re: What does your financial advisor do for you?
    Gingy - just your investment accounts? She is going to look at our defined contribution pension plans (RSP?) through work and comment on the funds...

  • Money Matters
     29 Feb 2012 4:56 PM

      What does your financial advisor do for you?
    I met with a financial advisor yesterday and I am wondering what financial advisors do exactly? She gave us some advice on where to prioritize...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     28 Feb 2012 12:13 AM

      SBR: which days for 3 day work week?
    I work Monday/Thursday/Friday and I really like it. I get the stat holidays off, and I like being at work on Fridays because it is...

  • Miscellaneous
     25 Feb 2012 6:57 PM

      Recommend a good hair dryer...
    My hair dryer quit yesterday after 7 long years. It was a Conair Ion something or other and it worked alright. I am sure I...

  • Miscellaneous
     17 Feb 2012 4:22 PM

      Re: Forums switching to Canadian family?
    It'll make more sense when I say "I was reading on the Canadian Family forums that.....{blah blah something to do with kids/babies" rather than explaining...

  • Miscellaneous
     15 Feb 2012 11:43 PM

      Re: Blog Name
    I like Frozen Foodie! ...

  • Miscellaneous
     30 Jan 2012 6:21 PM

      Re: Have you ever used a Naturopathic Doctor?
    I see an ND here in Calgary and she is great! She went to school in Toronto - http://www.ccnm.edu/ so maybe you could contact the...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     25 Jan 2012 10:59 AM

      Is A Manual Pump Worth It?
    I had a manual pump and found it was fine for the very occasional time I needed to leave a bottle to go out. If...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     18 Jan 2012 11:25 AM

      Ikea crib
    We have the Gulliver and love it! It is currently being used as a toddler bed It is much more sturdy than the models in...

  • Miscellaneous
     14 Jan 2012 3:26 PM

      Re: Work-appropriate hairstyles for long hair?
    I would do a low ponytail with a piece wrapped around the elastic, like this....but maybe with not so much bouffant teasing at the crown:)...

  • Miscellaneous
     10 Jan 2012 5:20 PM

      Re: A WB Survival Guide from a Raving Lunatic
    Awesome post eta: oops....obviously missed this the first time around. Congrats anyways TC ...

  • Miscellaneous
     9 Jan 2012 9:54 AM

      Re: 10 Unexpected Costs of Owning Things
    We just purged our basement and I feel like such a huge weight has been lifted! I keep going down there to marvel at all...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     3 Jan 2012 3:18 PM

      BF and return to work?
    I went back when DS was 11.5 months and we would BF in the morning, after work and before bed (and sometimes when he woke...

  • Miscellaneous
     3 Jan 2012 3:12 PM

      Re: I've always wondered...(kid-related)
    I think all babies are a bit homely in the first few months, but usually get cuter as they get older. Of course, I think...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     2 Jan 2012 10:47 PM

      what are child's favourite books?
    Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site - he LOVES this one! Where the wild things are I love you Stinky Face Eric Carle - all of them!...

  • Miscellaneous
     1 Jan 2012 6:00 PM

      Help me plan my Seattle business trip :)
    I am off to Seattle for a conference next week (a librarian's conference - woot!) and I am trying to decide how to spend the...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     28 Dec 2011 2:26 PM

      18 month old & colouring
    I bought these Crayola colour sticks for H's birthday party favours and they are really neat. They are like a pencil crayon with no wood...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     28 Dec 2011 10:31 AM

      How long do your toddlers sleep at night?
    H sleeps 9-10 hours at night and has a 2-3 hour nap each afternoon. I'm glad to hear he's not the only one! ...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     26 Dec 2011 2:55 PM

      Does this mean he's weaned ~ toddler initiated?
    I'm going through the same thing....didn't realize that our last BF'ing session might have really been our last! I'm a little bit sad about it,...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     21 Dec 2011 5:58 PM

      favorite maternity pic
    I think this is the one Cheshire was talking about. I love it too! I really like this one too: ...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     27 Nov 2011 10:48 AM

      Your child's favourite toys!
    Hunter is almost 2: - Animal figurines (we love the Schleich ones....they are so detailed!) - Cars/Trucks/Trains - hockey stick and puck - golf clubs...

  • Miscellaneous
     16 Nov 2011 5:52 PM

      Re: Forced Reading in School
    You should read Donalyn Miller's The Book Whisperer. She talks about novel studies and other forms of forced reading turning kids off of reading for...

  • Miscellaneous
     16 Nov 2011 4:55 PM

      Re: SPIN - How deep are your beliefs?
    I'm a 2. I believe, but I have a hard time fitting in with a denomination/church....we haven't been to church in a long time. ...

  • Miscellaneous
     16 Nov 2011 4:36 PM

      Re: Eating out for supper...
    1-2 times a week as a family and once a week for lunch individually. We usually try and go somewhere like sushi, vietnamese fish and...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     13 Nov 2011 11:16 PM

      Train table when you don't have room for one?
    We are going to attempt a train board like this for our little guy. We think it will work perfectly on top of our ottoman!...

  • Miscellaneous
     30 Oct 2011 1:01 AM

      Re: *SPIN* - If you Could Meet 1 or 2 WBers???
    There are so many that I would love to meet...but I feel like I know them because we are FB friends! Irish, Thisgirl, altergirl (we...

  • Miscellaneous
     24 Oct 2011 10:40 PM

      Paypal Money to spend - what should I buy?
    I have some money in my paypal account and I don't want to transfer it to my bank account and get the fees taken out!...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     18 Oct 2011 11:54 PM

      toys from last x-mas
    Green Toys Dump Truck (you can find these at Chapters and other toy stores) - he loves this truck and it is really well made...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     18 Oct 2011 10:57 PM

      Dehydration - when to head to dr or er...
    Poor you! H has had quite a few stomach bugs and we did go to the ER once because we were worried about him being...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     18 Oct 2011 10:52 PM

      Where to stay in Maui with toddlers/babies?
    I am dreaming a little and researching places on VRBO in Maui. I am hoping to round up a few friends/family members for a trip...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     11 Oct 2011 10:42 AM

      Recommend a non-mom looking diaper bag
    Honestly, just go to Winners and buy a nice big purse! It will be much cheaper than one of the nicer diaper bags. I would...

  • Miscellaneous
     8 Oct 2011 10:29 PM

      Re: Frye Paige
    I went to Holt Renfrew today and they don't have them. I was SO disappointed! ...

  • Miscellaneous
     8 Oct 2011 10:17 PM

      Re: Love me my Toms shoes!!
    They are all the rage at school. All the hip high school kids are wearing them I think they are cute on certain people, but...

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