The Busy Family Back-To-School Toolkit for the HP Photosmart 7520 Printer #HPCanada #HP #Printables

The first week of school is almost over. Did everyone survive?

Big Boy is enjoying being in Grade Four so far. A lot of his friends from last year and over his school career are in the same classroom as he is. That makes it easy to transition for him. However, it has been a wee bit more difficult for Little Man. He had his first day (or morning as Kindergarten is only half days here in Manitoba) on Wednesday. He refused to get dressed, eat his breakfast, brush his teeth, etc. Actually, he has basically refused to do so every morning. He is adamant he is not going to school each and every day. “No school, just hockey!” he keeps telling me.

Luckily, we have made it to Little Man’s classroom each day so far. A few tears have been shed and not just on his end. It is extremely hard to leave him when he is like that but the teacher gently pries him off of me and then, I am able to sneak away. The teacher reassured me that within about two minutes of me leaving, he is just fine. So, that makes me feel better.

We all know how hectic back-to-school time can be. Getting used to old routines and new can be overwhelming. HP Printables can make the transition a wee bit easier (along with a strong cup of coffee or tea!).

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HP Photosmart 7520 Printer & The Back-To-School Kid’s Pack #HPCanada #Printables

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! *singing in my lovely sing-song voice*

And no, I do not mean Christmas.

It’s back to school time!

The time all of us stay-at-home parents have been waiting for! (Come on, you know it is true!)

Although my kids may not be ready to go back to school, I am sure ready to get back into a routine. I need some law and order around here. The lazy days of summer can take a hike! Although, I did like those casual beach or spray pool days. Those were fun and somewhat relaxing.

My kids start school in less than a week. Big Boy will be starting fourth grade and Little Man will be attending Kindergarten! Like everyone else I am wondering how summer passed by so quickly and how it is possibly my kids are both going to be in school this year. Unlike in other provinces though, Little Man will only be attending school for half a day as we do not have full day Kindergarten here in Manitoba.

To help Little Man, as well as Big Boy, ease into the transition of starting (or going back) to school, HP Canada offers some educational and entertaining printables which are available for download through our HP Photosmart 7520 printer. Continue reading →

My Son Bought His Own iPad

iPad Mini

My oldest son, Big Boy, is eight years old and has saved up his birthday and Christmas money for the past couple of years to be able to buy his own iPad.

He has patiently awaited for this day and is super eager to get his iPad. But Mommy has been really reluctant to go and actually buy the darn thing. Why you ask? I am so afraid of him having access to the big scary world the Internet could open up to him. (Or moreover, I am more afraid of the big scary Internet world having access to him.) Continue reading →

He Really Needed To Go Pee

The other day my lovely, perfectly behaved boys (insert a lot of sarcasm here) went over to the neighbours a few houses down the street to play.

They have a trampoline. How can we compete with that?


While sitting in the living room enjoying the peace and quiet I noticed something out of the corner of my eye. Continue reading →

Making Health A Priority With Shakeology

Ever since I was a little girl I have struggled with my weight.

It seems as though I have tried everything to try to lose weight and keep it off.

At some points I even become obsessed about my weight. I got to a point where I would weigh myself everyday.

Over the years I did manage to get my weight down to a point that I figure is where my body should be. It always seemed to be the weight that my body constantly returned to. Continue reading →

Feel Better With Bowen Therapy

Bowen Therapy

Many of you may not have heard of Bowen Therapy before.

I hadn’t heard of it either until a friend of mine started taking the courses to become a Bowen therapist.

My friend Suzanne needed a guinea pig to practice her newfound skills on and I was more than willing. At the time I was suffering from lower back pain and of course, anxiety. Suzanne believed she could help alleviate my ailments with this awesome new therapy. Continue reading →