Questions About Home Buying? Join Me at the #RBCFirstHome Twitter Chat April 21 at 8:30pm ET

RBCFirstHome Twitter Chat

If you’re planning to buy a new home, you probably have lots of questions. Are you wondering how best to save for a down payment? What’s involved in getting a mortgage? How much you should set aside for legal fees? Or if you actually need a home inspection?

Home buying can be intimidating and overwhelming for the best of us, but I have some good news for you! RBC Canada is hosting another #RBCFirstHome Twitter Chat on April 21, 8:30pm Eastern Time. You’ll be able to ask all your first home and home buying questions from a panel of experts willing and able to help you figure it out!

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Earth Day 2015 Events in Metro Vancouver Plus a Roundup of Anywhere Earth Day Activities

Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22. People in more than 192 countries come together to raise awareness and demonstrate support for environmental issues. Here in Metro Vancouver, land of hippies and tree huggers, we’ve got lots of local events to celebrate this year!

Not local? Look for events in your neighbourhood in Canada or in the US.

Find Earth Day 2015 events in Metro Vancouver plus a list of anywhere Earth Day activities
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Extended Rear Facing: When Are You Going to Turn That Car Seat Around, Or “She’s How Old!?”

Why you should keep your child in a rear facing car seat as long as possible.

I’ve heard it for years. “When are you going to turn that car seat around?” Well, at five years and ten days old, I finally turned Teagan’s car seat forward facing.

“But that’s crazy!” I hear some of you say. “You’re supposed to turn car seats forward facing at a year.” NOT TRUE! There are a lot of misconceptions about that one year “rule”, and this is a good time to talk about them.

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Go Puddle Jumping in Butler Overboots {Plus a #Giveaway!}

Welcome to the Spring Sweeping Giveaway Hop, hosted by Lindsey Blogs and Viva Veltoro! The days are getting warmer, brighter, and longer which may lead many to start spring cleaning. But we’re not ready to start cleanin’ until we’re done sweepin’! Take the next two weeks to sweep along the fabulous giveaways that a group of bloggers have come together to offer you!

Galoshes have been around for a long time. Here on the West Coast, they’re a vital part of our wet weather gear. The weather here is unpredictable, to put it mildly. One minute it’s pouring rain, the next the sun is shining, and once in a while we get a little bit of hail thrown in for good measure.

Butler OverBoot colours

Butler Overboots come in six beautiful colours: Classic Navy, Yellow Sunshine, Fire Engine Red, Bright Lime, Pink Passion, and Teal Tales.

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The End of a Sunbaby Cloth Diaper Era

About a year and a half ago, I wrote a long-term review of my Sunbaby cloth diapers. Since then, despite some less than stellar pictures, it’s been one of my most popular blog posts. I guess a lot of you are looking for Sunbaby diaper reviews!

Sunbaby diaper review - August 2013

This was Keira modeling a Sunbaby cloth diaper in August 2013.

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Owlkids Books 2015 Spring Catalogue Sneak Peek {Plus a #KidLit #Giveaway}

Do you remember OWL Magazine? My elementary school library had a subscription to the “Entertaining, Informative, Challenging, and Inspiring Magazine for Preteens,” and I always raced to be first to borrow the new issue. I still remember lying on my bed reading through the whole thing as soon as I got home from school.

Owlkids Books has been publishing children’s magazines as well as a complete line of children’s books for over 35 years now. Owlkids recently released their 2015 spring catalogue, and our friends there kindly sent us a few new releases to share with you. Check out these brand new children’s books and don’t forget to scroll all the way down to enter to win this same collection!


Prickly Jenny by Sibylle Delacroix

Prickly Jenny
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How to Be an Awesome Big Sister

Dear Teagan,

Now you are five! We’ve both had a few weeks to get used to the idea, and I thought now would be a good time to talk to you about something you’re doing right. I want you to know that I’ve noticed you taking on more responsibility. You hardly ever need a reminder to take your dishes to the sink anymore, you help with the grocery shopping, and we’re all proud of the new things you can do. I’ve also noticed you blossoming into your big sister role. It looks good on you! Yeah, you’ve been a sister for two and a half years, but lately you’ve really been rocking this big sister thing.

On Being a Big Sister

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