Homemade Fly & Mosquito Repellent – will it work?

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don’t let the bugs keep you from enjoying the great outdoors

The critters are bad in Cape Breton this year. Partly because we’ve had a very, very wet spring – which means the black flies are hatching in small batches, prolonging their human biting season. And this, according to the expert on CBC radio, means we will also have a lot more mosquitos as well. And thanks to a drastic decrease in the bat population for the area these blood suckers have more chances to survive┬álonger. Which means more bites and bother for us humans who like to enjoy the outdoors. Continue reading

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How My Child Distracts Me… life with kids

When Mommy tries to work at home, Princess D gets bored and this is what happens…

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It’s hard to write with a 4-year old on your lap (she’s persistent when she wants to get up there.) The wooden glass, which she painted herself, don’t make it any easier to see.

So what’s a Momma to do?

Stop work and play!

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They are only 4 once. Better enjoy it while you can.
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Best. Gift. Ever.

Crafts with Kids for Cheap… quality time doesn’t have to break the bank

Who says having a craft night with your kids has to be expensive? Not me. A big fan of the crafts in the Dollar Store and other cheapie retailers like them

whoo hooo… fun in a box

, I go in once a month to stock up on cheap crafts I can do with Princess D and without her (a total godsend in the middle of toddler “I want” tantrums… pull one out and away she goes. Continue reading