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Be The G.O.A.T. By Giving The Gift Of … A Goat!

It occurred to me recently, that with the hectic schedule we have been keeping, I hadn’t been budgeting in time to continue teaching the kids about the importance of giving back. We are so blessed with the ability to put our kids in the sports they want and to not worry about things like not having food on the table, that it’s easy to forget that not everyone is so fortunate.

After learning about Plan International Canada’s Gifts of Hope program and looking through the various gifts with my kids, I decided that this would be my ask for Father’s Day this year. My ultimate hope is to set an example for my kids in showing them that providing a gift for someone else can be a gift in itself.

Plan International Canada is a global children’s rights and gender equality organization, and the Gifts of Hope are not symbolic, they make a real difference. The gift you choose is the gift someone will physically receive. For instance, the $75 for a goat goes directly to a goat program that purchases goats and provides training in raising and breeding goats in countries like Cameroon. Not surprisingly, the gift of a goat was my kids’ favourite option.

While there are more than 50 gifts to choose from in the Gifts of Hope catalogue, there was one that stood out above the rest for me. Strong Dad, Strong Family helps facilitate community fathers’ groups, where men can meet to learn and talk about such topics as maternal, newborn and child health, sexual and reproductive health including family planning, and men’s roles in these areas. There could be no better gift this Father’s Day than to help other dads around the globe!

It doesn’t take much to have a huge impact and with gifts starting at just $10, there’s something for every type of budget. Please take a moment to check out the Gifts of Hope catalogue and take a minute to be the GOAT (Greatest Of All-Time) for someone who truly needs it!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Plan Canada.

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A Naked Wall Is A Boring Wall

We have lived in our current house for almost 10 years and for some reason I only just recently started noticing that we had a lot of empty wall space. I think a large part of the problem is that we use social media so much to share pictures these days, that I rarely get anything physically printed to put up around the house.

It was perfect timing when I received a message from BestCanvas.ca asking if I wanted to collaborate with them, because a wonderful account on Instagram had just created a beautiful artwork of my daughter from her last gymnastics event and I knew we had to do something with it.

I browsed the BestCanvas.ca website and found the perfect Canvas Print almost immediately! Having never ordered a canvas print online before, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but I can now tell you with 100% certainty that not only did my daughter love the print, which we gave her for her 9th birthday, but it’s going to look amazing next to her trophy case!

You didn’t think I was going to leave you empty-handed, did you?? If you use the code CANADIANDAD when checking out at BestCanvas.ca, you will get 15% off your order! I’d love to take all the credit for this but really it was BestCanvas.ca’s doing. If you do end up ordering something, please feel free to share it on social media and tag me so I can see how great your canvas print looks!

Disclosure: I received a complimentary canvas print in exchange for this post and yes, I will be using my own discount code to order more prints in the future.

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Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week!

It’s time to laugh with some of the funniest parents from around the internet! Each week we’ll share what we deem to be the funniest tweets about parenting, so you can spend you Monday mornings laughing out loud for strangers on the bus!

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Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week!

We’re starting a new feature on the blog to showcase some of the funniest parents from around the internet! Each week we’ll share what we deem to be the funniest tweets about parenting, so you can spend you Monday mornings laughing out loud for strangers on the bus!

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Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week!

We’re starting a new feature on the blog to showcase some of the funniest parents from around the internet! Each week we’ll share what we deem to be the funniest tweets about parenting, so you can spend you Monday mornings laughing out loud for strangers on the bus!

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Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week!

We’re starting a new feature on the blog to showcase some of the funniest parents from around the internet! Each week we’ll share what we deem to be the funniest tweets about parenting, so you can spend you Monday mornings laughing out loud for strangers on the bus!

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Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week!

We’re starting a new feature on the blog to showcase some of the funniest parents from around the internet! Each week we’ll share what we deem to be the funniest tweets about parenting, so you can spend you Monday mornings laughing out loud for strangers on the bus!