My oldest child turned 19 this month. I am not sure how this happened as I have not aged a day since he was born. Queue laughter from the audience! All joking aside, while my son is still very much “a dependent”, his eventual flight from the nest has me thinking a lot lately about

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With more than a million Canadians losing their jobs in March (and April numbers threatening to be even worse), I think it is fair to say we are living in unprecedented times. By mid-April, over 6 million Canadians had already applied for the Emergency Response Benefit. And while we are all eagerly anticipating the lifting

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Picture it. New Year’s Eve. 2013. A couple of friends and I were sitting around doing what most people do on this night: making resolutions. And – like the vast majority of you out there – getting “healthy” (i.e.; losing weight and inches) was tops on our list. As anyone who has ever attended a

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Regular readers of this blog will know I am not much of a shopper. With the exception of the gift closet I kept stocked when both my children were in daycare and we were averaging two birthday parties a week, I usually buy things as I need them. I am not a shopper, but I

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Readers of this blog would know that I am a Mom. My children have been my greatest joys and my best teachers since the day they were born. And – if I’m being totally honest – they have also been the biggest financial commitments I have ever made. Spoiler alert: having children is expensive. In

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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the concept of abundance. Not in the “I’m so grateful that my life is so full” sort of way, but more in the “I’m completely overwhelmed by how full my closets are” sort of way. I suspect I’m not the only one who has ever felt this way.

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