Our Lives

How to take notes from a textbook

This is Janice, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom, with some tips on studying and taking notes from a textbook. This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Post-it Brand, but my enthusiasm, opinions, […]

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Sophia at the Dentist

I wish I could go back in time and never let my kids have sugar or drink juice. And start flossing their teeth as soon as they broke through!!! Okay, I know that’s not practical […]

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Dare to Bare

Susan here… with another confession! Yes, I’m revealing another confession as part of the #DareToBare contest. Just so you know, I am a paid ambassador for Bare Snacks™, I am not eligible for the prizes […]

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first day of school photos

It was the first day of fall and all the public school children in British Columbia finally had their chance to go back to school… Due to the BC school strike and lock out, our […]

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cute-kitten

Sophia and Mittens are Growing Up! It was only a couple months ago when I posted a Wordless Wednesday of Sophia with her new kitten Mittens. Last week I took this photo of Sophia with […]

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organize school binders

This is Janice, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom, with some tips on organizing school binders. This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Post-it Brand, but my enthusiasm, opinions, and decades of dependence […]

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wordless-wednesday

My girl Olivia A few weeks ago, when I was photographing Susan’s girls, Julia and Sophia, for our Lands’ End Back to School photo shoot I snapped this shot of Olivia while she was waiting […]

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peanut-butter-hazelnut-popcorn

The only thing better than sweet, is sweet and salty. I love finding different ways to salt up my sweet treats. And as I have mentioned many times here at 5 Minutes for Mom, I […]

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coping with depression

It never fails to surprise me how badly depression can physically hurt. It is an indescribable pain growing somewhere inside your torso. You can’t even understand where it lives, but you feel it pushing down […]

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Remembering September 11

13 years don’t erase our memories of that terrifying morning. Being on the Pacific coast of Canada, my clock radio alarm woke me with the bizarre news of the attack. I stumbled from my bed […]

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