Treatment advice to deal with minor ailments you or your family face

treatment advice

Seasonal allergies are can be very unpleasant to say the least and they can present with many symptoms which may include: sneezing wheezing nasal congestion coughing itchy, watery eyes runny nose itchy throat stomach ache itchy skin hives fatigue irritability Some people rely on “Dr. Google” for answers when they are suffering with minor ailments such as […]

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Glad for Goodwill

It is August, which means that summer is 1/2 over (sorry folks!)  In 1 month the kids will be back in school here and that means that there is still lots to get done around the house.  I use this time during the pre-back-to-school season to go through my closets to see what we can get […]

Summer Learning with Ruth Rumack


With the kids out of school, topics of conversation have moved to keeping their minds occupied during the summer holidays. Many people enroll their children in a reading program at their local library to keep the kids’ minds working and learning, or work at home with workbooks and computer programs much like homeschoolers do during […]

Canadian Tire asks – #WannaPlay ?

WannaPlay Canadian Tire header

Growing up in a small town, I would often head out the door in the morning to play in the bay with my friends or head to the park.  I remember calling back over my shoulder “See ya later, Mom!” as I was running down the driveway.  My husband recalls leaving the house early morning […]

fun. fitness. friends. ivivva


Fun. Fitness. Friends. All these things are important to our girls and to us. Emily could spend her days running, practicing her flips and teaching herself all kinds of dance and gymnastics routines while Julia could spend a day at the pool, or taking time out of her day to enjoy some stretching and yoga. […]

Spend a day with the family at Mennonite Heritage Village


On Canada Day our family took a stroll back in time to a simpler time that showed the values of family, tradition, and great food. We spent the day at the Mennonite Heritage Village in Steinbach, Manitoba. When you first walk onto the museum grounds it is just like walking back in time. The architecture […]

Thumbprint Salt Dough Magnets


Salt dough projects are so fun and easy to make. Today I am going to share how to make these adorable thumbprint salt dough magnets. They make a truly unique gift with that personal touch. If you do not have enough time to make the salt dough handprint, these thumbprint salt dough magnets take half […]

10 Easy DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

10 Easy DIY Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas

Here where we live, there are still 6 week of school left.  I think it is very important that we make sure to thank the men and women who teach our children every day and make them feel appreciated.  They are the ones that see our kids for at minimum 6 hours a day and […]

How to make a Fairy Garden affordably


What little girl, or big girl, wouldn’t love their very own magical fairy garden? When I got the idea to make a fairy garden for my daughters upcoming 7th birthday, I gasped when I realized how costly they could be. I wanted to make a fairy garden on a budget. With a little bit of […]

Birds, Birds, Birds! DIY Bird Projects

DIY Bird Projects

With the return of spring to South-eastern Manitoba, the birds have returned to our yards and our parks.  In fact, they are already singing their songs at 4am!  So what better time to put together a round-up of some great DIY Bird Projects.  We have some great suggestions for bird feeders, bird houses and bird […]