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Author: Amira

Canada 150th Birthday

The 150th anniversary of Canada, also known as the 150th anniversary of Confederation and promoted by the Canadian government as Canada 150, occurs in 2017 (and just passed) as Canada marks the sesquicentennial anniversary of Canadian Confederation! Here are some fun facts you might not know about Canada 🙂 1. People in Churchill leave their car doors unlocked in case their neighbours need to make a quick escape from polar bears. 2. There’s also a prison for polar bears who break into people’s homes for food.     3. No cows in Canada are given artificial hormones for milk production.Which means no...

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Life Update + New Condo!

Hello friends! I haven’t been as consistent with my posting lately, but I promise I’m back on track 🙂 I decided to fill you guys in on where I’ve been and what I’ve been up too! If you follow me on Instagram Load More Something is wrong. Response takes too long or there is JS error. Press Ctrl+Shift+J or Cmd+Shift+J on a Mac.   then you probably already know, I recently bought a condo downtown; I’m so excited to officially be a home owner. Many people were wondering how Ahmed and I came to the decision to buy a condo...

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Moms, Please Stop Self-Deprecating And Own Your Awesomeness

I’m not sure if it’s a societal thing, a human thing, or a female thing, but I’ve noticed that many moms have a habit of lessening themselves in the eyes of others. “Oh, they didn’t really turn out well,” says the mom who spent hours baking and decorating cupcakes for a school carnival. “Oh, I’m no good at this,” says the mother who somehow managed to balance work, homework help, tween crisis management, and marital bonding this week. “It’s not like billions of other women haven’t done the same thing,” says the woman who grew a human in her...

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Toddler Dinner Meal Ideas

Make fussy eating a thing of the past with these simple recipes that were made to make your toddler finish everything on the plate without being overwhelmed! Kareem is not a fussy eater but he does have some of his favorite meals and on busy days, their my go to! The classic.. Mac’ n’ cheese! It doesn’t have to come out of a box! You can also add broccoli, cauliflower, carrots or any extra vegetables inside! If you think healthy eating is about punishing your tastebuds, you haven’t met this cauliflower mac and cheese. It’s a healthier verison of...

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Be A Better Friend

Make time for friendships. Nothing makes closeness fade away more than never talking to or seeing each other. While some bonds of friendship may be strong enough to span long silences, most aren’t. If you cherish a person’s friendship, make time for him or her, whether it’s just the occasional phone call, e-mail or a weekly get-together. On your computer at home or work, make a note to “call friends” regularly. Keep a Post-it note on the phone, the bathroom mirror, the car dashboard, anywhere you’re likely to see it. Also make sure your friends’ phone numbers are programmed...

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Dealing With Parental Judgment…

ARG. If your a parent then you know the questions, suggestions and judgment never really seems to end. Well, damned if you do, damned if you don’t.. Women, mothers especially, are extra sensitive to the perceptions of others. It doesn’t matter what we do or how we do it – someone will always have an (often unsolicited) opinion on the choices we make. And it’s usually because they’re different from the choices they’ve made. To have an unmedicated birth or choose and epidural. To nurse, not to nurse, and for how long. To cry it out or attachment parent. To...

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For all The Libra’s…

In high school I use to be obsessed with horoscopes! I still take a glance every now and then. So here’s a blast from the past. Thought I’d share my horoscope for this week – for all the libras. Horoscope: You have been dealing with a lot of other people’s drama recently, and now you can refocus on what’s most important to you. You have big-picture plans and visions, which will be coming into shape over the next few weeks, and possibly a packed travel schedule. But with the new moon Wednesday falling in your zone of privacy and...

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Sephora Spring Sale!!

Twice a year, Sephora holds an exclusive sale for its very best customers. It’s called the VIB sale, and it’s happening this week! This time around, you can score up to 15 percent off every single thing in the store… Keep reading to find out when, where and how to shop this sale. Plus, I’m giving you a complete shopping list with my top picks in makeup, skincare and haircare. Now’s a good time to stalk up! I always like to watch miss Tiffany D’s recommendations for some shopping inspiration! HOW TO QUALIFY TO SHOP: To get 15 percent off:  You must be a VIB or VIB Rouge...

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