Family Life

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 […]


armchair travel

Bonnie is here to share some books great for armchair traveling. With September more than halfway over, many of us are happily putting away the remnants of our summer vacations and settling into normal routines […]


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 […]


5 Tips to Hook a Reluctant Reader

5 Minutes for Books reviewer and mom of two boys Nancy shares some of the ways that she overcame her son’s picky reading habits. My sixth grade son doesn’t quite fit the definition of a […]


The Messes In Motherhood Call for Stretch

Susan here with a fun new video featuring my daughter Julia and her kitten “Mittens”. This post is part of a sponsored campaign but as always my opinions are my own. Motherhood stretches me. From […]



Our writer, Jennifer D, received tickets to an early screening of the movie and phone time with the author. Jonathan Tropper is both an author and a screenwriter, and I think that shows in the […]


Making Time for Mom

All too often mom is the last person in the household who gets time to do what she wants to do. Making breakfast, ironing clothes (ya who am I kidding, extra roll in the dryer […]

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by Susan


Motherhood’s challenges and blessings are immeasurable. [Tweet "Motherhood fills our days with chores, but our lives with love. @5MinutesForMom"]   During my years of infertility, my longing to be a mother was so deep and […]

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Prepared for a Disaster

Family is where it all begins and it’s important to know that the ones you love are safe in any situation. Disasters come in many forms, man made or naturally occurring, and often strike when […]



Susan here… with a little sweetness to warm your day. I’ve never been a “cat” person… we had a couple of cats while I was growing up, but I never was attached to either. They […]