Keeping A Long Distance Marriage Alive

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Keeping a Long Distance Marriage Alive

My husband is a truck driver and he is gone through the week. Usually that means that I will see him for his required time off and then he is back on the road again.

A part of me sometimes is jealous of those that have spouses that are home at night and they are able to see each other every day. We haven’t had that in almost a decade and we have been together for 17 years, so this has been a way of life for us for a long time. We have learned ways to keep our relationship going strong.

Before he became a truck driver, my husband worked out of town. And I use to feel a pain of jealousy for those that could see him daily. It was silly to feel jealous but it happens when you don’t see them daily. These people saw him often and I only got to see him on weekends, so it was hard. It is one of the reasons why we changed how we did things, and learned to make the most out of the moments that we had together.

Here are ways for keeping a long distance marriage alive. I call it a long distance marriage even though he does come home at the end of the week because he is gone more than he is home.

 

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Lightning McQueen’s Canadian Road Trip

 

 

LIGHTNING MCQUEEN’S CANADIAN ROAD TRIP

TURBO CHARGED BY CANADIAN TIRE

KICKS OFF APRIL 29th IN VANCOUVER

National tour will cross the finish line in Halifax on the opening weekend of Disney·Pixar’s “Cars 3”

 

Fans of Disney·Pixar’s beloved “Cars” franchise will have an opportunity to see a life-size lookalike of the five-time Piston-Cup champion when Lightning McQueen’s Canadian Road Trip Turbo Charged by Canadian Tire hits the road later this month making pit stops at eight cities across Canada.  The cross-country tour kicks off in Vancouver on April 29th and wraps up in Halifax on June 17th, all in celebration of the release of Disney·Pixar’s new movie “Cars 3” on June 16.

Throughout the road trip, Lightning McQueen’s life-size replica will be stationed at select Canadian Tire locations in eight markets including Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax.

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Spring Cleaning with the Oreck Venture Pro Bagged Canister Vacuum

Oreck Venture Pro

The Oreck® Venture™ Pro Bagged Canister Vacuum is perfect for cleaning up the floors, furniture and curtains.

In my home, my son and I have a lot of allergies year rounds that can be a problem and cause us to be uncomfortable.

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Easter Gift Ideas

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Easter Gift Ideas

 

Easter is coming soon, the amount of chocolate my children gets too much. I prefer they get either outfits or small toys. So I decided to post a list of Easter gift ideas for parents to give to their children.

 

 

 

VTech Baby Lil’ Critters Moosical Beads – Musical baby toy features a variety of fabric textures for baby tactile development. Bead ring with light up lights and spinning squares are great for fine motor skills.

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How To Clean Your Washing Machine

How To Clean Your Washing Machine

 

Most of us don’t think about cleaning our washing machine because we assume that when we put laundry detergent in, that it would clean our washing machine. I mean after all if it cleans our clothes it should clean our machine.

Sadly, that isn’t the case. By cleaning your washing machine, you prevent weird stains on your clothes.

I usually remember to do this when I am doing my spring or fall cleaning.

It is very easy to do with a top loader and front loader.

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Being a Mom with a Chronic Illness

 

Being a Mom with a Chronic Illness

Being a mom with a chronic illness isn’t easy.  Nightly you worry that you will let your children down by being too sick to do something the next day. What if you get sick and end up back at the hospital? So many what ifs that you worry about in your own mind.

When I found out I had kidney failure, my biggest fear was that I would leave my children without a mother. My father passed while my mother was pregnant with me. Even now at 38, I wish I had a chance to get to know my dad.

While sitting in the hospital bed for 8 days, I thought about what will happen. Will my kids know how much I love them if something did happen? Would they remember me. (At the time Hayley was 11 and Spencer was 7.) Even now thinking about all this, I have tears fall. I remember the fear I was feeling like it was yesterday.

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Frugal Valentine’s Day Ideas for Couples

 

 

Valentine’s Day means spending the day with a special someone. It doesn’t mean you have to break the bank in order to enjoy some time with them and celebrate your relationship.

Simple ideas can make your day perfect.

There have been many years that my husband and I stayed in and just enjoyed the day together. Especially when the kids were younger. It wasn’t easy to find a sitter for Valentine’s Day so we usually just made dinner and watched a movie together.

Here are some frugal ideas for Valentine’s Day:

Make a coupon booklet for someone special. Add your own ideas to the book. (ie. Foot Rub, Night off from Cooking, Date Night Your Choice etc. ) You can find a free template from 247moms.com to use when you are making your coupon booklet. (If you don’t want to make your own from scratch.)

Valentine Coupon Book

Instead of going out, make dinner and surprise your special someone with a romantic dinner by candle light. (Bonus points if you make your special someone’s favourite meal. )

Valentine's Day Dinner

If you have Netflix, watch the movie of your first date if it is on there or pick a movie you both want to see. Grab some snacks, cuddle and enjoy the movie together.

Netflix for Valentine's Day

Make a collage of photos of you as a couple. Add any ticket stubs or brochures to places you have been together. Maybe even add stuff from where you went on your first date. Give it to your special someone to hang up.

ticket stubs

Have a firepit in the backyard? Bundle up, grab some wine, start a fire. Enjoy each other’s company under the stairs while you talk and laugh. Don’t like to drink? Make hot chocolate for both of you to enjoy.

Spending time at a fire.

Stick Love Notes all over the house where your special someone would find them. Because my husband is a trucker and on the road often. I like to stick notes into his gym bag, so that he see them when he needs to get clothes out for himself.

love notes

If you have the children with you on Valentine’s Day, you can make it special with them. Have heart shaped foods (Pizzas, eggs, cupcakes and more), play some board games together and then settle down with some snacks and with a kid friendly movie on Netflix. (or pop a movie into the DVD player.)

Netflix family

What are some frugal ways you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Leave me a comment and let me know.

25 Random Act of Kindness for the Holidays

 

Random Acts of Kindness #RandomActsofKindness #love #relationships

 

The holiday season is upon us and it is a great time to do some random acts of kindness. (I do it all year long but I know that the holidays helps us to think about others.)

It brightens someone’s day when we do small acts of kindness and even brightens your own day by doing it.

If someone does a random act of kindness to you, remember to always pay it forward!

A list of random acts of kindness

Here is a list of 25 Random Acts of Kindness for the Holidays that you can do. 

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Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree Review & Giveaway

 

My Little Pony Equestria Girls Legend of Everfree DVD Giveaway CAN/US Ends 11/20 #giveaway #win #contest

My Little Pony Equestria Girls™: Legend of Everfree || Shout! Kids||      74 minutes

Bonus Features:

  • Audio Commentary
  • Bloopers
  • Sing-alongs 
  • An authentic patch for Camp Everfree. 

 

Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree DVD Giveaway #Win #contest #MyLittlePony CAN/US 11/20

Synopsis: 

When the students from Canterlot High School go on a field trip to Camp Everfree, they’re surprised to find a magical force is causing strange things to happen. Twilight Sparkle, with the help of the Mane 6 and especially Sunset Shimmer, must confront the dark “Midnight Sparkle” within herself and embrace her newfound magical abilities to save the beloved camp from closing down for good! 

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