Introducing Picniic- A New App to Organize Busy Families

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Our family life is busy and we are only a small family. With that said, sometimes it is hard to keep us organized. I was really happy to be introduced to a new free app (it also has some premium features you can pay to have). Picniic is a great new app that, unlike regular calendar […]

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The New Bedroom thanks to Kijiji and the Second-Hand Economy

the new bedroom

Last month, I was excited about Earth Day and the fact that we live in a second-hand economy. I wrote about here on my blog and my social channels. I was looking to give a new life to some second-hand goods as well. I wrote about wanting to redo my bedroom for awhile now. Well, […]

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How to Save Big on Your Next Roadtrip

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Here in Canada, summer begins this weekend.  Road tripping can be a great way to save money on travel, but there are a number of costs both obvious and hidden that can derail your budget. Want to save big on your next road trip? Follow these tips and you will.     Team Up!  Road […]

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May Long Weekend – The Unofficial Start of Summer #ChurchandDwight


Can you believe it? Even with all the strange weather we have been having, the long weekend is coming this week. Yes, we had snow last week but the official start of summer is this weekend. Often, the May long weekend is left for tedious household tasks. This year instead of prepping the gardens, opening […]

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Dear Mom Blogger, Be You

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It has been forty-eight hours since I first read a blog post called ” Dear Mom Blogger.” It was very critical to the industry I call home. You see when it comes to being a mom blogger I am a dinosaur. I qualify as a mom blogger because I am a mom, and about half the posts […]

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I Never Tax About Sex But When I Do

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A long time ago on this blog I started talking about this that are taboo like money. It’s how I got known as the money smart mom. Well, money is a taboo topic and we aren’t supposed to talk about it. Over on Twitter, over the last 5 years I have talked about it weekly. […]

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The 10 Best Provincial Parks in Ontario for Camping With Your Family


Spring has finally arrived here in beautiful Ontario, Canada and camping enthusiasts like us are eagerly planning and booking their camping trips for the summer. We all know camping season begins with the May long weekend. Everyone has different requirements when they start searching for the perfect park to stay at, and parents camping with […]

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Use the KODAK Moments App to Print Your Memories with FREE offer

Kodak Moments

  I love taking pictures and have been an avid photographer since my teen years. Remember when you had to take your film to be developed, well I was that girl who even took a course in developing way back when. These days my phone is often my camera for when I am on the […]

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Change Comes With Financial Literacy and Entrepenuership


I never thought when I was a mom struggling to make ends meet that I would be a successful entrepreneur years later. I never thought my daughter would be one as well. You know me as the CommonCentsMom but I am now much more than that. I have a successful freelance business as well as having […]

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Mother’s Day Must-Haves From Hallmark (with Giveaway) #LoveHallmarkCA

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Recently, I got to attend the “Behind the Letter” event with the folks from Hallmark Canada that not only showcased the wonderful selection of Hallmark gift suggestions but reminded me how important in today’s digital world handwritten cards still make a difference. With Mother’s Day around the corner, there are so many economical choices that […]

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