Free Fish, Faith and Good Friday

fish and chips

Today is Good Friday a time of reflection and faith for many Christians today. It is also a day many eat fish. Eating fish has been a Good Friday tradition in our house for a long time. I can remember my grandparents making fish, my mom making fish, and Rachel and I for many years […]

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Mobile Apps Can Help You Save Money On and Off the Road


You probably pay close attention to the cost of fuel and your monthly car payments, but there are a number of other driving-related expenses to be aware of. Your driving style can impact your car’s efficiency and your insurance rates, not to mention your chances of paying a speeding ticket! Whether you want to save […]

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A #SmartiesTreats Flash Giveaway


During my university years I often did all nighters while I was at the University of Manitoba, snacking on a small bowl of Smarties to keep me smart or so I would say. I fell in love with now that there are Easter smarties treats this long time lover of them is smiling and […]

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The Spring Purge-Tips for Closet Cleaning

The Spring Purge

If you are at all like me your closets are packed full and it is time to do a purge. For me it is definitely time to get closet cleaning. It’s time to pack away the heavy winter items and bring on spring, really we have had a long harsh winter it is time to […]

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A Saturday at Yonge Dundas Square #InnerNinjaTurtle

Teen age Mutant Ninja Turtle

A couple of weeks ago my daughter and I got a wonderful invite from Nickelodeon and Walmart Canada, to attend a fun day they were hosting at at Yonge Dundas Square. Since it involved one of my daughter’s favorite animated shows, we were quick to say yes to the VIP invite. My teen loved that […]

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5 Tips to Starting a Frugal Garden


A couple of weeks ago I attended Canada Blooms ( a great show here in Toronto that not only features gardening but the best in outdoor living). I came away inspired to garden. Now I live in a very urban area, no yard, no balcony. So for me I have to get creative in how […]

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Honeywell AirGenius 5 Air Cleaner Review and Giveaway

Air Genius 5 Cleaner Review and Giveaway

  It is that time of the year, spring allergies will soon be at play for this family. With the snow melting, the dust and pollen flying we get itchy eyes and then we have to deal with family members with asthma on top of it all so when we are where given the chance […]

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Commoncentsmom Welcomes the Ultimate Blog Party #UBP14

Hollie Pollard

Welcome to CommonCentsMom if you are a visitor from the biggest blog party there is hosted by my friends Susan and Janice at 5 Minutes to Mom, I say Welcome! This is my 7th party! I have known the girls for years and well I have even partied with them in person, which was nice […]

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It’s Tax Time: A Review of the H&R Block Tax Software


A couple of weeks ago I was asked if I had done my taxes yet and no I hadn’t so H&R Block offered me the chance to review their software and due my taxes. I of course said yes because taxes do need to be done. I had been putting things off getting every thing […]

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Have an #innerninjaturtle? The Teen Age Mutant Ninja Turtles in YD Square


Do you have a child who loves the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turles? I have a teen who does. So she is super excited because the Teenage Mutant Ninja Mutant Ninja Turtles are taking over Yonge Dundas Square here in Toronto. That’s right this Saturday April 5th has been circled on our calendar for weeks as […]

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