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11 Tips to Help You Get Pregnant Faster

Tuesday February 10, 2015 by Claire

Trying to conceive (or "TTC" as parents-to-be call it) is not just a matter of making love every other day and happily finding a plus sign on the pee stick at the end of the month. According to one study, about 20% of moms-in-waiting are still unsuccessful after six months of trying. Speaking from personal experience, this can be very demoralizing.

So what can you do to increase your chances of...

New Product Review Club Opportunity: First Response Digital Ovulation Test

Monday January 5, 2015 by Claire


Starting a family can be a nerve-wracking experience. Are you ever truly ready for this huge step? As teens and young adults, we spend much of our time trying to avoid pregnancy. Going from deathly afraid to desperately wanting a baby is an interesting journey.

My first child was unplanned. We were happily married but we were also students: broke, busy, and absolutely not ready to settle...

New Product Review Club Opportunity: OxiClean™ Max Force™ White Revive™

Monday August 11, 2014 by Claire


I shared recently that my home is Grand Central Station to three busy kids, a neighbourhood-ful of friends, and our two pets. Now in the middle of summer vacation it's only gotten busier. Summer camp, fishing day trips with Dad, and helping Grandma in the garden are par for the course, but this summer we're also building our new house. Overcommitted? Yeah, you could say that.

And so, to...

New Product Review Club Offer: Arm & Hammer™ Spinbrush™ Truly Radiant™ Toothbrush

Monday August 11, 2014 by Claire


A few years ago I jumped on the power toothbrush bandwagon and never looked back. In fact, due to my raving I know of quite a few people who received a power brush in their Christmas stocking. Most of them were initially disappointed (kind of like receiving socks, you know?) but everybody changed their tune after using these miracle workers for a week.

Miracle worker, really? you say. I...

New Product Review Club Offer: vitafusion™ MultiVites™ Gummy Vitamins

Thursday July 17, 2014 by Claire


Every year I resolve to do more for my health. Not being strict enough to go completely over the top with my health resolutions, I tend to pick a new, very achievable goal every couple of months in the hopes of turning it into a long term habit. 

For example: 

(1) start eating kale (yessss! where have you been all my life??)
(2) eat less bread (#sadface. Am waiting for the garlic...

New Product Review Club Offer: Nestlé GERBER® Oat & Prune Baby Cereal

Tuesday June 17, 2014 by Claire


I'm a mom of three, so you know I've seen it all. One of the funniest parenting experiences I have had was the pleasure of introducing my babies to solid foods. 

New parents sometimes ask me: "How do you know when your baby is ready for solid foods?" Trust me, you just know. Babies go from oblivious, cooing non-participants to eagle-eyed gluttons who will snatch greedily at your fork...

New Product Review Club Offer: Dove Go Sleeveless Anti-Perspirant

Wednesday June 11, 2014 by Claire


I think after the horrible winter we had this year, we all deserve a little pick-me-up pressie, don't you? 

Mine came in the mail recently from an online spending binge: a gorgeous black sleeveless top with a bit of a peplum-y flare at the waist. And while I was at it, I tossed a chunky statement necklace into my e-cart, too. 

Totally deserved, like I said.

It jump-started my...

Product Review Club: OxiClean™ Liquid Laundry Detergent

Monday May 26, 2014 by Claire


This Mom has had a busy year. 

My kids (ages 7-14) have been involved in four sports (indoor soccer, basketball, outdoor soccer, track & field) in three different leagues, plus a community theatre stint in addition to frequent dirt biking, tromping through water-logged ditches and generally getting as filthy as possible every single day.

Here I thought the baby stage would produce...

New Product Review Club: Arm & Hammer™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter

Monday May 19, 2014 by Claire

My cat is my hero. 

Even as I watch her plump self burrowing into my basket of clean laundry for a nap and it's driving me crazy, I remember that time she killed 3 snakes and eradicated the local rodent population in the space of one week. 

But the real reason she's a hero to me is how she comforted our young daughter after a major relocation which had triggered weeks of...

New Product Review Club Offer: CeraVe® Facial Moisturizing Lotions

Monday March 24, 2014 by Claire


Skin care is always a bit of a battle for me. I try to keep up with a regimen of regular exfoliation, using toner (when I remember) and always - always - wearing a daily moisturizer with SPF. Two of my New Year's Resolutions are to drink more water and cut back on sugar, both for general health and to stay ahead of the curve with my combination skin.

And this is kind of working. Blemishes...

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