Fear Shouldn’t Be Your Motivator: Guest Post

I am honoured to Guest Post over at To Share Care and Love today!

Fear Shouldn't be Your Motivator

A Letter To The Mama Deciding To Potty Train

A Letter To The Mama Deciding To Potty Train www.lifeofbrucks.com
Dear Mama ,

So you’ve begun looking…googling…pinterest-spying…

You’ve bought all the gadgets, gizmos and do-hickeys…

You’ve done the three-day, two-day and the just let-er-rip theory…

Yet your child still isn’t sitting pretty on the potty…

What’s a mom to do…

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21 Sure Fire Ways To Destroy Your Day

21 Sure Fire Ways To Destroy Your Day WWW.LIFEOFBRUCKS.COM Joy

Don’t we all just want to have a bad day?

I mean, come on, who wants to spend the evening laughing about all the fun they had that day?

I would much rather complain about down and outs of every second of my life then actually have something positive to talk about with my spouse!

Just in case you were having really joy-filled days and need to tone it down a little, here is a list just for you!

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Toddler Routines: How To Take Back Your Home and Feel In Control Once Again

Toddler Routines: How to take back your home and feel in control once again. Life Of Brucks Blog

So you’ve noticed that the unplanned, disorganized days are causing strife and your toddlers are running amok around your house.

You wake up feeling rushed, in over your head, and as your hubby walks out the front door, you aren’t sure if hyperventilating in front of him was the best idea!

You need a routine and I am here to help!

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No Spend January: Week 2

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No Spend January: Week 2

Plan for the Unplanned….

(Get caught up on our No Spend Journey by starting here!)

Ok, I know, you can’t actually do that, but here’s what happened this week…

We were caught off guard by a few things we needed to pay for, but didn’t properly budget for:

What was it you ask? Mice!

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5 Ways to Make Walking Outside with Toddlers a Delight!

I’ve got a great joke for you!

One winters day, four toddlers and their mama go out for a walk….

Need I say more…

If you’re a mom you’re already laughing…

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A Letter to the Women Who Criticized My Home


They have the power to give life…

or death.

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You were a straight shooter. You walked into my laundry room and made no qualms about saying how ridiculous the set up was. You complained about how low the machines sat. You squawked about how the dirty piles just laid out there in the open taking up the space in my dining room.

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Faithful Steward Friday Christmas Edition


Merry Christmas

Jesus Has Been Born

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Jesus Resting on a Manger


We hear this each and every time a baby is born, “Congratulations!”.

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One Last Look.

One Last Look: Have you looked in their eyes today? Life Of Brucks Blog

Their Eyes…

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Our little RoyRoy

          Three years ago, as a family, we chose to depart from our busy life in the city to discover a quieter, more rural life. We looked for a few months and soon found what we were searching for; a small village approximately 25 min. from the city. It was close enough to our business that the commute was enjoyable, the housing costs were ideal and the population was filled with young families like our own.

We found an incredible farmhouse from the 1920’s with a double lot for a yard (with two boys at the time, I knew we would love having space to run outside), and a ton of potential to be a dream home inside!  We have loved the last three years here ( although it didn’t come without trial), and have grown to love the scenic drive from here to the city.   I have witnessed majestic sunsets, encountered snowy owls and watched the lands change with the seasons.   There is so much going on outside the city that I had only heard about until we took the chance to see it for ourselves. Continue reading