Taking the Banana Boat SunComfort Sunscreen Spray Challenge

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Well it is that time of year and sunscreen is a must, this week here were I am the UV index is so high with my fair skin I would burn in an instant! It is that Irish/ Scottish stock I have. So when my friends from Banana Boat asked if I was up for […]

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5 Things to Know When Looking for Car Insurance & A Giveaway

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Last week my teenage daughter and I were talking about cars, motorcycles, and insurance here in Canada. You see, my daughter is at that age where she wants to get her licence and buy a car.  Where does time fly? But I digress; back to talking about car insurance. What does one need to know before they call up an insurance […]

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Get Away with GO Transit this Summer #GOThisSummer


It’s summer time here in Toronto and there is so much to see and do, from taking in the Pan Am Games to visiting with family and friends and participating in some of the great events happening all over the area. Our weekends are packed full of fun options. One of the best ways to […]

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3 Simple LifeHacks to beat the Summer Heat Using Carefree Pantyliners (Giveaway, Contest & Twitter Party)

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It’s getting hot outside and well, some simple life hacks are going to help me beat the heat. Carefree, this summer, is hosting a sweet giveaway here on my blog, a twitter chat and a summer long life hack contest. Watch out for all the summer action I am sure we all will be sharing some […]

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Enjoy A Superhero Murder Mystery at Mysteriously Yours

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For more then 20 years our family has always enjoyed a great murder mystery and we recently once again had a great night out at the Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre, here in Toronto. Mysteriously yours never disappoints, my teen and I have always enjoyed the cast of characters, the great original drinks often named with […]

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Enter to Win the Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt Summer VIP Pass #MenchiesMyWay


Do you love summer time as much as we do? One of our favorite parts of summer in the past has been regular trips to the ice cream trucks well now we have added in a second summer addiction, frozen yogurt and sorbets. Recently a Menchie’s location opened up real close to home at the […]

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The CommonCentsMom $200 Cash Summer Giveaway


Well it is summer time and often things for me get slow and quiet in July but not this year. There is lots going on! I have some great projects ahead here on my blog and I have some exciting news to share along the way. First, let me tell you what is going on […]

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6 Canadian Destinations for a Summer Escape


Thank goodness summer is here, and if you are like my family you want to get away. Everyone needs a summer escape. Now one of the things you may not know about us, we tend to be a bit sensitive when it comes to motion. My daughter needs an open window or she needs to […]

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Smart Family Locator Apps can Help Working Moms Breathe Easy!

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Parenting pre-teens and teens can be quite challenging on its own. Especially, if you’re a single working mum, it gets all the more challenging. Single parents of teens have to deal with the choices, consequences and priorities they have made to handle life as a “double parent” of teens. Children want their moms to be […]

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The Taste of Toronto Returns to Toronto this Weekend


A photo posted by Hollie (@commoncentsmom) on Jun 30, 2015 at 1:15pm PDT One of my favorite events from last summer is back. The Taste of Toronto is returning for its second year on July 2, 2015, that’s today folks!  The four-day celebration (July 2-5) is at the Fort York National Historic Site at 250 Fort […]

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