The Night Time Routine

Dishes are done , Laundry is started and dinner is simmering…..
Ill be ready for my night time routine… Night Time Routine what the heck is that you say?
Well ill explain my night time routine…. 
Have you ever TRIED to clean while your kids are up and all over the place? I say TRIED because everyone with kids knows it can be a tricky task to get everything spotless when the kids are constantly meesing things up as you go… So i started a Night Time routine…
During the day i do the usual stuff, keep dishes clean , wipe off counters and tables , put away clean dishes and do laundry … but at night when the kids are in bed i go nuts for 1 to 2 hours on the big stuff…
First i walk around with a bin and collect any toys or the kids stuff lying around and go put it away then i do any dishes that need to be cleaned , re-wipe down all counters and table tops and then i can sweep my floors and spot mop or completly wash them if needed , all that without having to tell my kids DONT STEP THERE I JUST WASHED THE FLOORS! and then ending up Facepalming myself because sure enough they stepped there and now i have a full trail of feet and toes everywhere where it WAS clean…
Then when my floors are done and drying i sit down and fold all the clean laundry i did during the day and if its all wrinkled thats fine just pop it in the dryer for a few minutes and voila.. un-wrinkled. So i fold all my clean laundry and then by that time my floors are dry and clean so i can get up and put all the clean clothes away … 
Then once the Dishes, counters,tables , floors and clean clothes are done , i go do a quick clean up in the bathroom , just a quick swish in the toilet… wipe down of the sink, counter and mirror…. i quick sweep & mop and Im done…
Thats it , then i can sit down and read or watch a movie or get on here….
It seems like alot but it really isnt… some nights it takes me 40 mins tops and sometimes i go the extra mile ( if i have visitors the next morning or day ) and it take me 2 hours… but look at it this way , My kids are in bed by 8pm on the weekends and 7pm on the weekdays so if i go all out and do 2 hours of cleaning … and i only go to bed around 11pm .. well thats 4 hours more or less of ME time…. 
Night Time routine rocks… and plus… you can wake up to a clean home everyday! Now THATS a pick me upper i like 🙂
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Big Bike Ride for my dad

Hey guys !! 

It’s been a hectic month for me for sure , i hope your summers are all going good cuz mine is a perfect storm , a hot mess and well whatever the worst sums up for ya… thats pretty much it…So im doing things to keep myself sane and grounded.

After everything we’ve been through with my dad’s illness and heart condition…
i have decided to join in on some fundraising to support a foundation that is very dear to me, The Heart and Stroke Foundation.

I went on the foundation’s website to look for any events they were holding to see if i could join in on some of them and help raise funds for this amazing foundation. I saw a picture of this HUGE bike with 30 seats and i was like whoa! this looks like fun!!!

And i thought to myself wow i wanna do this and give back for ….

All thoses battling againts heart failure and trying to get better.

All the daughters like me who have to see their once strong daddy get so weak so fast and see him suffer and not be able to do anything but wait for the doctor to give you news and all you can do is pray and hope that he will 
pull through. 

All the Parents like my grandmother who have to see their child go through so much pain and fear of not knowing what tomorow brings.

Every Spouse that has seen or is living having to see their partner and soul mate be sick like this , caring for them endlessly hoping things get better…

Everyone else like my dad that is about to under-go open heart sugery to get a heart transplant …

thoses like my dad , 

like my family ,

 and like me …


So I want to support this cause and ride in honor of my dad ! Get out there and meet people that have had similar experiences , know that i’m not alone to feel this overwhelming pain that i go through ….

so i signed up and started building a team TEAM LABELLE is what i called it 🙂

So on August 29th i am going to ride with 28 other people and 1 person from the foundation to raise money for my team and this great cause!

But im gonna need help!!!… and thats where comes my favor…
If you can and want to help me out … 

my team needs your donations to raise money and reach our goal.
You can help by donating to our team HERE .

In Ottawa Ontario August 29th at 8pm and wanna ride with us on the BIG BIKE ? Send me an e-mail and i will send you all the information you will need to become a team member and help support and raise money.

And you can also help us  FREE!!!!…. YUP  
just by by clicking on the Heart this story button….and sharing My Story .

So yeah i could really use a hand and every dollar helps , every share helps and you can heart my story once a day so you can bookmark and heart it when you get a second during yoru busy day 🙂 Help save a life….

To read more about heartfailure and the heart and stroke foundation , how it helps change lives and save lives…. 


xox
Thanks for reading!!!
Martine


GoodMorning World!

Its been a few days since i last blogged but it is worth it because i have stuff to blog about.

First off i hope all the Canadians had a great 1st of July & I hope all the Americans had a great 4th of july  and that you all partied safe ! Didnt drink and drive and drank responsibily …. My 2 good friends were taken too soon by a drunk driver 7 yrs ago and so i dont want anyone else to go through that or even worst die from that or be the drunk driver…

So anyways , We had a great Canada day celebration & on July 4th me and my 3 oldest babies went to Tubes & Jujubes to meet up with a longtime friend that traveled down from Duncan BC to spend time with her family & she made some times to meet up with me and the kids , last time we got to get together was 5 yrs ago …. her son was just 3 months old and my daughter at the time was only 2 months old , needless to say they both have grown up so much in the past 5 yrs that it was so cool to see them together again but running around , laughing and talking to each other vs the first time when all they did was nurse and sleep. The Kids had a BLAST! they were all soak and wet from playing and sliding and running around . Let’s just say that they slept tight that night hehehe…

My Father’s health isnt getting any better … im planning on making a full blog post soon to better explain his condition to yall & how im coping with slowly losing my dad…

Today is gonna be cooler then most days out so im gonna be taking a nap … just woke up and im talking naps lol . Why do we realise we like sleep so much only AFTER we have kids?? i dont get it  …. before i got to sleep in and wouldnt and now i cant and wish i could…

Yawwwnnnn! Have a Great Sunday ..
post about the  FREE giveaway coming soon….

-Martine

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANADA !!!

Today our country is 145 yrs old …145 yrs old and still looking as beautiful as ever!

So i wanted to get the kids flags and maybe canadian flag tattoo’s & i got them sparkling stick to light outside after bath time while we try and catch a glimpse at the fireworks… 

So i walk in the store and they are sold out… Yep serves me right for being last minute again … 
So i got construction paper… popsicle sticks and scicors with glue and the kids made their own ❤
They turned out great and they enjoyed it while i enjoyed seeing them make em 🙂

So before i rush off to my choas called life lol , here are a few pics we took today and guess who is 4 months old today…..

Yep booger is 4 months old today… and its his 1st Canada Day ❤