A Twist on Date Nights

A Twist on Date Nights

A twist on date nights. Have you gotten to that time in your life when the kids are no longer filling your schedule? Or maybe you are just looking for a few nights or days a month to reconnect with your partner.

This September my husband and I found ourselves in a time of our life where we have not been in about 20 years.. With A LOT of spare time on our hands. Not quite empty nesters, but darn close.

Bam! All at once, we had one child leave home and one child in Grade 12, who also decided that she no longer wanted to continue in her sport. So that now frees up our weeknights and weekends where we would once have been involved in driving, coaching and cheering our kids on.

So I have compiled some ideas for date nights or date days to get us and you out of the house.

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Yes, I was a Hockey Mom

Yes, I was a Hockey Mom

Yes, I was a hockey mom. The keyword here is ‘was‘.

Its that time of the year again when we focus on back to school. When you have kids who play hockey, this is also the time of year where your family would prepare to head back to the rink. Shopping for new skates, conditioning camps, and evaluations. This year things are a bit different for me as for the first time in about 13 years I will not be spending every weekend in the hockey rink.

Let me go to back to where it all started

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Will They Clean? Cleaning Tips for Your Teens and Young Adults Who Have Moved Out

Will They Clean?  Cleaning Tips for Your Teens and Young Adults Who Have Moved Out

With our oldest sons moving into their own apartments in September while they are attending University, we as moms tend to worry about them eating healthy, getting enough sleep/exercise, studying and of all things…Will they clean??!!

Did you happen to catch Christine’s post a few months back on Ten Things Your Teens Should Know Before Leaving Home? Well one of the items she talked about was teaching them to clean before leaving home.

We know they do not like to clean at home, which is obvious if you have walked into your teen or young adult children’s bedroom and if their rooms are any insight , we have a big job on our hands to teach and provide some guidance on cleaning.

Most commonly heard in our home ‘Can you please pick your clothes up off the floor and MAYBE do some laundry..’

So we have enlisted the help of our friend and local business owner, Mariya of AM Cleaning Calgary to help us with tips and tricks to a quick and easy clean PLUS provide us with an Express Guide to Cleaning theBathroom.

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