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The world is a vampire

June 4th, 2016 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Personal | Sponsored - (Comments Off on The world is a vampire)

Tomorrow we are bound for Washington, and we’re headed there in a Ford CMAX. It’s a hybrid, which puts my mind at ease about money and environment. I love driving this car – quiet, smooth, with extra little features like the rear camera that we don’t have on our car but I find very useful. …
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De-clutter

February 15th, 2016 | Posted by Amy Boughner in #MommyScholar | Sponsored - (Comments Off on De-clutter)

Life is a little bit of chaos right now. And when I say right now I mean ‘for the past several months.’ School, classes, work, kid gets sick, I get sick, Joe gets sick. I go a few days thinking it’s all going smoothly and then something crumples. All this to say that when The …
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My kid loves science. She loves experiments. She loves learning in general. (Though she also seems to think she already knows everything sometimes). All of this means that I am very excited to take her to Maker Faire to see what she thinks. On November 7 and 8 a whole bunch of uber creative and …
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Tourism in my hometown

August 15th, 2015 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Personal | Sponsored - (Comments Off on Tourism in my hometown)

When I first got the email from Ford about the Focus on my City campaign I was excited to drive around Ottawa and explore. Doing it all in an electric car was just a bonus. Now I have a problem. Because I know that the Ford Focus electric would be a perfect second car for …
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My kid LOVES the Puppet Tamer. She loves puppets, she loves funny, and the Puppet Tamer is both. And so the Puppet Tamer’s appearance is one of the things I will tell her to get her excited about going to Kidsfest this year. Also Peppa Pig, Junkyard Symphony, Splash ‘N Boots… the list goes on. …
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2015 – A better smelling home

January 26th, 2015 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Sponsored - (Comments Off on 2015 – A better smelling home)

We have a 9-year-old schnauzer. A few years ago he had an embolism that left him with some paralysis and while he has mostly recovered it has had some lasting effects. Like sometimes he pees in the house because he doesn’t know how badly he needs to go. Like a toddler. When he does that, …
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I am a big fan of the CBC and an even bigger fan of their children’s programming. I have been for a long, long time. My mother has told me that she opted to put me in afternoon kindergarten because it would have been too upsetting for me to miss Mr. Dressup every morning. And …
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#RBCFirstHome

January 16th, 2015 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Sponsored - (Comments Off on #RBCFirstHome)

It’s been almost three years since Joe and I bought our first home together. It was a huge decision that we made very, very quickly. We went to the open house one Sunday and had signed the mortgage by the next Sunday. It was a big risk, especially since we didn’t have a realtor and neither …
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Disclosure: Staples Canada provided me with a Chromecast for the purposes of this post.  I am a movie lover. For a long time settling in with a great movie has been my way to unwind, to stop thinking for a little while and escape into a different world. There are movies for everything – if you …
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I was thrilled to get an email from Mattel a couple of weeks ago, telling me about their new campaign: Anytime is Game Time. We are a gaming household. Joe and I have played trivia with a team – though we are missing this year’s World Trivia Night, the first time in years (if you’re interested, …
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