5 Simple Ways to Do Thanksgiving on a Budget

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Here in Canada, Thanksgiving is right around the corner. For many homes this is the week to get ready for this wonderful holiday with family and friends. Who doesn’t love the smell of a turkey roasting or cranberries simmering on the stove. I know it is one of our favourite holidays. From decor to dessert […]

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Month of Gratitude: Day 3- Nature and Netflix


It’s the first weekend of October, and even a bitter cold day like today with the winds howling I wanted to get outside for a wee bit and enjoy the start of the fall landscape. I ended up heading to Milton were not only did I get to enjoy the fall colors starting at Rattlesnake […]

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Month of Gratitude- Day 2: Awards and Board Games

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Today  was a busy eventful day for me and for my teen daughter as well, there is definitely much to be thankful for today. Business wise, I redefined my role with one of my clients. I was also busy getting ready for Blissdom Canada. Did you know I am one of the mentors doing a […]

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31 days of Gratitude

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It’s October 1st and here in Toronto, I woke up to a crisp fall morning. For the past few days I have been thinking about a series I could do here on Common Cents Mom that would encourage me to write  every single day. Since October, brings so much to be thankful for I have […]

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Why Estate Planning is Important


As I write this post, my best friend lies in a hospital bed in ICU. She has been in the hospital for almost 2 years now. Her life changed in an instant a few years back when she got that dreaded diagnosis. Little did she know her battle with cancer would have her battling for […]

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Join the #FlippLaunch Twitter Party- Sept 24th at 8pm ET as we celebrate Flipp


I am so excited, Thursday, September 24th is a big day in the life of the Flipp App, as Flipp is changing. There are new things coming but that is for you to experience on the 24th. Now after all the excitement of the morning launch has happened, you will want to join the conversation […]

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Join Us for the TD Auto Insurance #NoDrama Twitter Chat Sept 23rd #Ad


Life can and often does change in the blink of an eye. You can be driving your young daughter home from school and you are in an accident. There could be a tire blow out while you are on the highway going the speed limit that sends you into traffic. I know both of these […]

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The Boston Pizza Kids Cards are Back! #BPKidsCard


Who doesn’t love pizza? In our family, enjoying pizza together is a ritual. Most things are celebrated over pizza. Whether it is my daughter doing well at school or just a night out we love to head to Boston Pizza. Starting last week, until October the 11th, 2015, Canadians can show their support for kids […]

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Tips for Parents with Students at College or University

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September is definitely a month for new beginnings. Here my daughter is starting her grade 12 year and even attending college at the same time tackling psychology.  Now, the  return to campus or even worse being away from home for the first time can be stressful for  students as they gear up for late-night study […]

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A Public Thank You to a #KindStranger at #CNE2015


  On Sunday I attended the Canadian National Exhibition, had a great time with my girlfriends, and basically had a fabulous day. Then as I was leaving to head home I lost my wallet. I was tired, it was late and I was getting forgetful. That’s where the story begins. You see my wallet got […]

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