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4 Tips for Making ‘Meal Time’ Fun for You & Your Kids

Kids… and feeding them. ~Sigh~ Some days, this task is easier said than done.  Between fussy kids and allergies, meal time can become one of those stressful times of day in a pinch. These 4 simple rules make feeding time a little easier!  Remember, it isn’t important to finish all your food, but it is

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#Underwear can make your #Monday

Well, it’s Monday. The sun is shining brightly in YYC today, the geese are honking, and everyone is feeling lighter wearing their spring jackets. Finally! All of this delicious sun is melting the snow quickly, and the treasures that have been covered up all winter are being revealed. For the O’Connor girls this morning, the

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The Road to Success Lies in Overcoming Your Excuses!

Most of us have dreams, and many of us have big ones, but only a few of us actually see them through. WHY??   Ideas, brilliance and genius – they all mean nothing without the guts, passion and tenacity necessary to make your dream a reality. You need to want to ‘Be That Girl’ ! But

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Fashion Should Be Fun! #FashionWeek #YVR

Fashion Week returned to Vancouver March 18th-25th, and I was lucky enough to attend for a few days with my niece Brooke and my daughter Trinity. Many observers looked on in awe and perhaps felt a bit overwhelmed… but on-lookers needn’t feel discouraged by the looks walking the catwalk. In fact, Fashion Week is the perfect

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Put on Your O’Connor Cap & Bring the Luck of the Irish To Your House this St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is a widely celebrated day by all, Irish or not.  We put on our brightest Kelly greens, adorn ourselves with lucky charms and shamrocks, and perhaps we will even drink green beer!  St.Patrick’s Days of the past might have been spent at the pub, but life with children means you can up

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Pack It In Like A Pro! #TravelOrganized

In the past I’ve told you about my favourite travelling bags of all time– the EVOC line (available from WeArePassion.com).  We have a serious love affair and I would never trade them for anything, but my packing organization doesn’t end with just the EVOC bag.  Inside, I have my goods sorted into ‘packing cubes’ made by Heys

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Asking the right questions.

“Where is the retainer?”   A week and a half ago, my oldest daughter Trinity lost her retainer. ~Sigh~ Despite our every attempt to locate the retainer,  it was still nowhere to be found.  Those of you who know me,  know that I keep a neat and sweet little house, with a place for everything.

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D.I.Y Homemade Family Flag Project

Family Day fun that is sure to become a lifelong memory!   Supplies Needed: (Be creative, and use whatever you can find at home. The kids can help you do a treasure hunt!) 2 Pillowcases (or 1 Pillowcase and Fabric Scraps or old sheets from around the house) Sewing Kit: Needle, Thread, Scissors, Straight Pins Ruler

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Ten Habits To Check Off To A Better You!

I am a list maker.  I am not sure if it is the ‘act’ of the list making that I like, or whether it is the checking off of each item that gets me all worked up;  but, you will find me sorting my to-do’s by list daily.  This year I have decided to make

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Budgeting Gets You What You Want! #NewYear #BeOrganized

We often find it is time to reflect on the past, with the turning of the calendar at New Years.  What would we do differently?  What are some upcoming goals?  Some people choose to be healthier, to pay off debts or to even, save some money.  It is one thing to ‘talk the talk’, but

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