10 Must Read Articles for Every New (and experienced) RCMP Spouse

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When my husband first joined the RCMP there was very little information about what life was like as a member’s wife. However over the last few years that has changed. Here are a few of my favourite “must read” articles for every new, and experienced LEO’s spouse. These authors tell it like it is and offer hints and advice for any wife or husband backing the blue line.

Perfectly Pan Fried Pickerel Fish Fillets

Pan fried pickerel walleye

Straight from the lake to the pan. It doesn’t get a tastier than that! My family loves it best when it’s pan fried to a nice golden brown color. Here’s how to perfectly pan fry pickerel or trout fish fillets.

3 Easy 3 Ingredient Sauces

3 easy 3 ingredient sauces

Everything tastes better with a sauce! Well… almost everything. However sauces can take time that we don’t always have. So here are a few quick and easy sauces to make to serve alongside your meal.

Oma’s Chocolate Raspberry Cookies

Chocolate Raspberry Jam Sandwich Cookie

Raspberry jam is sandwiched between two chocolate wafers and covered in a sweet glaze. It gives these cookies a rich layered taste that gets tons of compliments every time I put a plate out! I’ve never been willing to hand out our secret family recipe before but now I think it’s time to share!

Bee Mine Valentines Day Craft for Kids in 5 easy steps!

This “Bee Mine” Valentine is great to hand out in place of a card or to do as a craft for a class Valentines Day party. Best of all it uses simple, inexpensive supplies and can be done in 5 easy steps.

5 Lunch Box ideas (that are not sandwiches)

As a parent of a couple of picky eaters I’m always struggling to find lunch box ideas that will actually get eaten. These are some options I have discovered that work well for kids who don’t like sandwiches.

My PTSD Infused Marriage: Taking the First Step Toward Healing

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Cutting people out of your life is easy, it’s keeping them in your life that’s hard. With PTSD it’s harder still. PTSD is a disease that we live with and it’s a struggle every day. Coming to the realization that I can only help him heal if I work on myself first might sound obvious but it hasn’t been easy. Finding support for myself has helped my marriage more than anything else we have undertaken.

12 Free Family Night Activities

Money is tight since I quit teaching so we’ve had to come up with free outings for our family. Looking for ways to cut back and reconnect with the family? Here are a few suggestions to get you started.

Epic Cheese Dip

So it’s Bulldog’s birthday this week and we are having a few friends over to celebrate! For snacks I am making one of his favourites, a wickedly flavourful cheese dip in a bread bowl. It’s a hit every time I put it out and a special request at family gatherings as well. It pairs great with wings and is an excellent option for Super Bowl parties and potlucks.