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Catherine McDiarmid-Watt
Works at PupVacay.com - inHome Dog Boarding Alternative
Attended Monarch Park
10,492 followers|988,891 views
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PupVacay.com, Frugal-Freebies.com, BorntoLove.com, MyFrugalBabyTips.com, Pregnancy Stories
Introduction
My G+ Pages:
PupVacay: Goo.gl/j2vWHz
Born to Love - gplus.to/borntolove
Frugal Freebies - gplus.to/frugalfreebies
Pregnancy Stories - gplus.to/pregnancystories
Carbs and Fat - gplus.to/carbsandfat
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I am a radical and a pioneer! 

An advocate for children's rights in the 70's, when women were still struggling for their rights. 

Granola crunchy back when it meant your cereal... 
Home-birthing with midwives before it was legal in Ontario... 

Attachment parenting before it got a name... 
Invented the term "full-term breastfeeding" - and nursing my little ones way back in the 70's when formula had become the "way of the future"!

Home-schooling when it wasn't popular yet, and most people thought it was illegal... 
Unschooling before it became a movement!

An entrepreneur before it was a word...
Self-taught marketer when the books were being written.

Designer of baby carriers before the mommy-world discovered them... 
WAHM before it became an acronym... 

Raw coding my own website before the rest of the world knew what dotcom meant! 

"Mommy blogger" when blogs were still dominated by men...

Collector of pregnancy stories over 44 years old when they told me it was impossible or a miracle....

Frugal and couponing before some of you were even born!

Which Circle Should You Place Me
• Freebies or coupons or deals
• Breastfeeding vs Formula Debate
• Pregnancy Stories over 40
• Canadians
• Cloth Diapering
• Blogger
• Entrepreneur
• Baby Products
• Miscarriage
• Frugal Tips
• Low Carb, Gluten-Free Recipes
• Nail Design

WHAT I DO: Self-employed - blogger on freebies, baby products, pregnancy over 44, miscarriage, low carb recipes and frugal baby tips.

MY FAMILY:
Married, work-at-home mom to 3 grown men, one grandson and angel granddaughter - plus two rescue dogs - Denny and Dexter - and Bella, the rescue cat.  
  
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I moderate a Cloth Diapering Discussion at:

and moderate the BF/FF debate board on iVillage:

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MY WEBSITES: 
Baby Products: BornToLove.com 
Pregnancy Stories: PregnancyStoriesByAge.com
Pregnancy Stories: PregnancyOver44.com
You Can Get Pregnant: BabyAfter40.com
Frugal Baby Tips: MyFrugalBabyTips.com
Low Carb / High Fat Recipes: Carbs-and-Fat.com

FIND ME ON TWITTER:

FIND ME ON FACEBOOK:
Bragging rights
designed the popular Cuddle Baby Carrier in 1978, which was top-rated in the Consumer Reports magazine — started Born to Love (baby products) in 1982, a successful six-figure business — created the first online cloth diaper website in 1994 — taught myself to create web pages with raw code in Notepad — learned to drive finally in my 40's — rescued two dogs and a cat — survived raising three kids as a single parent
Education
  • Monarch Park
  • Westview Centennial
Work
Occupation
PupVacay - inHome Dog Boarding Alternative, Frugal-Freebies.com, BorntoLove.com, Pregnancyover44.com, Carbs-and-Fat.com, web designer, researcher
Skills
dog care,marketing, web design, research, moderating, debate, social media, SEO
Employment
  • PupVacay.com - inHome Dog Boarding Alternative
    Dog Sitter/Boarder, 2015 - present
    At PupVacay, your dog enjoys all the benefits of a loving home, cage-free, supervised 24/7, never left alone - not even to sleep. Max 3 guest dogs. Beautiful quarter acre fully-fenced, double-gated yard in the heart of Oshawa, covered in mature trees and bushes, lots of shade and room to run and play! Conveniently located north of Bloor and Simcoe, easy access to HWY 401.
  • Frugal-Freebies.com - The greatest freebies, free samples, ways to earn free money, and money-saving coupons! BorntoLove.com - all your baby needs - naturally! MyFrugalBabyTips.com - Money-saving tips for baby & mom!
    Owner, 2008 - present
  • BorntoLove.com - All your baby needs... naturally! An 18,500 page award-winning web site, that has become the 'mecca' of diapering information on the web!
    Owner, 1982 - 2012
  • Pregnancy Stories Over 44 - My goal is to simply share stories I find online, for inspiration - to those trying - and comfort to those who find themselves unexpectedly pregnant! Sort of a "chicken soup for the TTC over 44 soul".
    blogger, 2005 - 2012
  • Carbs-and-Fat.com - All recipes will be: ♥ low carb, a maximum of 10 carbs a meal ♥ high fat, without carbs, your body will burn fat. ♥ gluten-free/wheat-free/grain-free, I do not tolerate gluten or wheat. ♥ diabetic-safe, though some might prefer artificial sweetener ♥ low sugar, using palm sugar ♥ no added salt ♥ mostly single servings - less risk of overeating, if there is nothing left. ♥ easy and quick to make, because I am lazy ♥ good tasting - this is a lifestyle, not a short term diet!
    blogger, 2012 - 2012
  • MyFrugalBabyTips.com - Taking care of baby and mom needs naturally, does not have to cost a whole lot of money! Money-saving tips on diapering, diaper washing, safety, sling and baby carriers, toys, clothing, nursing, menstrual needs, traveling with kids, and more! If you have frugal baby tips to share, we want to hear them!
    blogger, 1984 - 2012
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BorntoLove.com: 56 Common Dangerous Plants Growing in Your Home, Garden and in the Wild and Their Effects
-- Find out the names of your house plants - before your child takes a bite out of them. If your child should eat a plant, take a sample of the leaves with you to the Emergency, so that the doctors can identify the plant, even if you are not sure of what it is...
http://borntolove.com/plants.html
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Frugal-Freebies.com: State Maps and Travel Guides (US)
-- Do people still like using paper maps? Or have you all switched to Google Maps on your phone to travel? Here is a full list of free state maps available from most state tourism departments...
http://www.frugal-freebies.com/2016/09/freebie-state-maps-and-travel-guides-us.html
Do people still like using paper maps? Or have you all switched to Google Maps on your phone to travel? Hey, It's Free! has created a fu...
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Here's What We Know about McDonald's New McCafe
-- Loyal customers are in for a treat...
http://amzn.to/2cHgrS6
WATCH NOW: Loyal customers are in for a treat
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FREE eBOOKS FOR September 25:
-- Natalie's Art ~~ A Mother’s Courage: Child Abuse ~~ Shearwater ~~ a Week's Worth of Fiction ~~ No Love Lost ~~ DASH Diet Fast Track Power Pack ~~ In The Beginning ~~ Carb Cycling Box Set ~~ Motherhood: POETRY ~~ Raspberry Kisses ~~ Just Keep Going! ~~ A Snapper for Supper ~~ The Tussle in the Castle of No-Bustle ~~ Atleah ~~ 7 Days to the MoneyMaking Good LIfe ~~ Dump Dinners ~~ Photography: Landscape Photography 2.0 ~~ Organic Body Care ~~ Murder in Adland ~~ Superhero Me: How to Have a Great Life ~~ The Tiniest Invaders ~~ Superhero Me ~~ Strange Tales from Illinois ~~ After ~~ CROSS TRAINING ~~ HACKING ~~ NLP ~~ Caveman Diaries ~~ Amazon Echo For Beginners ~~ Weight Watchers Recipes ~~ Paleo Athletes ~~ Healthy Bread ~~ Investment for Beginners ~~ EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE ~~ Meditation Simplified ~~ Z-MINUS 1

US: http://www.frugal-freebies.com/2013/05/free-books.html
We have lots of free books to grab in today's list! Plus all the previous books that are still free! Scroll down for the list of today's f...
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BorntoLove.com: Proctor and Gamble's Toxic Tea
-- When Joy Towles Cummings moved back to her family's farm in Taylor County, Florida, one of the first things she noticed was how polluted the water in the Fenholloway River had become since she left the community. She discovered the river was being polluted by effluent from Proctor and Gamble's Buckeye pulp mill, which produces pulp for such products as Pampers® and Luvs® "disposable" diapers, Attends® incontinence pads, and Always sanitary napkins...
http://borntolove.com/toxictea.html
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Frugal-Freebies.com: Baby Sample Pack (US)
-- A new little bundle is about to become a big part of your life. Allow Sam's Club® to deliver their own little free baby bundle of exclusive values and essential items!
http://www.frugal-freebies.com/2016/09/freebie-baby-sample-pack-us.html
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GOOD IDEA or WASTE OF MONEY??
Big Joe Original Bean Bag Chair
-- The Original Big Joe is not only BIG, it's fun, comfy and just plain sweet. The Original Big Joe is whatever you want it to be. Lay it flat and it makes a great crash pad, perfect for a lazy Sunday. Throw it on its side and it transforms into a two person love seat. Prop it up on its end and you're sitting atop a bean bag throne. Whatever you decide, The Original Big Joe will totally rule. When you're done, it slips easily under a bed or behind a sofa for storage. The Original Big Joe will most certainly be a favorite...
http://amzn.to/2dtVfLE
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FREE eBOOKS FOR September 26:
-- The Dream Shelf ~~ Greenhouse ~~ Crochet ~~ Ketogenic Diet ~~ Sovereign's Wake ~~ Flypaper Boy: Coming of Age ~~ The Angel's Offspring ~~ THE VEGETARIAN ROUTE TO WEIGHT LOSS ~~ Anxiety Cures: How to Cure Anxiety ~~ THE VERY HELPFUL MONSTERS ~~ The Purple Robe ~~ Vegan Tapas ~~ How To Shoot Weddings Like A Pro! ~~ David Ferguson ~~ Tango Boat Dancers ~~ Renewed Joy ~~ Blackout ~~ How To Get Loans For A Black Business ~~ Competitive Advantage ~~ Leadership: Mastering Leadership Skills ~~ Motivational Books ~~ Griefwriting ~~ Eruption ~~ This Child Is Mine ~~ Motivation Mastery ~~ Everyday Paleo Slow Cooker ~~ How to make the perfect green smoothie? ~~ Pure Paleo Bread ~~ After the Rampage ~~ Cop Movies About Real Cops

US: http://www.frugal-freebies.com/2013/05/free-books.html
We have lots of free books to grab in today's list! Plus all the previous books that are still free! Scroll down for the list of today's f...
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GOOD IDEA or WASTE OF MONEY??
GamaGo Get up & GO Sippy Cup Red Bull
-- Give juice time a jolt! When you need to get up and go after an afternoon snack, your little one will be so re-energized she'll want to fly. Reminiscent of your favorite super powered drink! BPA free, dishwasher safe, and totally rad. The Get Up & Go sippy cup includes a removable lid, which secures on tightly to help prevent messes. For infants 6 months and older.
http://amzn.to/2dtVlp5
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Frugal-Freebies.com: Kids Behavior Award Certificates (ALL)
-- Everyone does something warranting an award certificate! You can pick a chart focusing on something like high achievement - or that simply encourages baby steps moving in the right direction toward a positive goal...
http://www.frugal-freebies.com/2016/09/freebie-kids-behavior-award.html
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11 Hilarious Cases of Dog Shaming
-- These dogs definitely have a lot of explaining to do when their parents get home! Some of these pups know that they've done something wrong, while others are happily oblivious to their huge mess! No matter the case, you won't be able to keep from laughing out loud at these hilarious dog shaming moments...
http://amzn.to/2cRKHV9
WATCH NOW: These dogs definitely have a lot of explaining to do when their parents get home! Some of these pups know that they've done something wrong, while others are happily oblivious to their huge mess! No matter the case, you won't be able to keep from laughing out loud at these hilarious dog shaming moments.
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GOOD IDEA or WASTE OF MONEY??
Fred & Friends MOVERS & SHAKERS Salt and Pepper Shakers
-- Shaking your own salt and pepper can be soooo exhausting. It's MOVERS & SHAKERS to the rescue! Just pull the cord and let these vibrating shakers do the work for you. Made of durable, food-safe plastic...
http://amzn.to/2cuO9sY
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Catherine McDiarmid-Watt's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Frugal Freebies: CAPTION THIS! Excited Kitty
www.frugal-freebies.com

The latest and greatest frugal tips, great crafts, DIY repairs, fun info on special holidays, printable freebies, free Kindle books and deal

Frugal Freebies: Today's Free Books
www.frugal-freebies.com

The latest and greatest frugal tips, great crafts, DIY repairs, fun info on special holidays, printable freebies, free Kindle books and deal

Frugal Freebies: LOVE IT? Thakoon Collection
www.frugal-freebies.com

The latest and greatest frugal tips, great crafts, DIY repairs, fun info on special holidays, printable freebies, free Kindle books and deal

What's On Sale? | Borntolove.com
borntolove.com

What's on Sale, by Catherine McDiarmid-Watt

Frugal Freebies: CAPTION THIS! Excited Kitty
www.frugal-freebies.com

The latest and greatest frugal tips, great crafts, DIY repairs, fun info on special holidays, printable freebies, free Kindle books and deal

Frugal Freebies: Mothers Day Freebies (ALL)
www.frugal-freebies.com

The latest and greatest frugal tips, great crafts, DIY repairs, fun info on special holidays, printable freebies, free Kindle books and deal

Frugal Freebies: Today's Free Money (US/UK/CDN)
www.frugal-freebies.com

The latest and greatest frugal tips, great crafts, DIY repairs, fun info on special holidays, printable freebies, free Kindle books and deal

Living Rich with Coupons
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Living Rich with Coupons will show you how to stretch your hard earned dollars through coupons and smart shopping.

Born to Love | 10 Best Selling Babywearing Supplies
www.borntolove.com

10 Best Selling Babywearing Supplies - This list, updated daily, contains the top 10 best selling Babywearing Supplies based on Amazon custo

BorntoLove.com | The Value of Baby Carriers in Today's Society
borntolove.com

The Value of Baby Carriers in Today's Society.... Breast-feeding does provide immunity, for as long as children are breast-fed. Breast-feedi

Stories of Pregnancy & Birth over 44 years old: New Mom-to-Be Faces ...
pregnancyover44y.blogspot.com

If it is so rare, so impossible, such a miracle, why can I find so many stories? Offering inspiration, hope and comfort to those TTC over 4

Stories of Pregnancy & Birth over 44 years old: 61-year-old becomes ...
pregnancyover44y.blogspot.com

If it is so rare, so impossible, such a miracle, why can I find so many stories? Offering inspiration, hope and comfort to those TTC over 4

Stories of Pregnancy & Birth over 44 years old: Mandy Parry, 46, 7 c...
pregnancyover44y.blogspot.com

If it is so rare, so impossible, such a miracle, why can I find so many stories? Offering inspiration, hope and comfort to those TTC over 4

Stories of Pregnancy & Birth over 44 years old: A triumph of spirit ...
pregnancyover44y.blogspot.com

If it is so rare, so impossible, such a miracle, why can I find so many stories? Offering inspiration, hope and comfort to those TTC over 4

Stories of Pregnancy & Birth over 44 years old: Mom gave birth to tw...
pregnancyover44y.blogspot.com

If it is so rare, so impossible, such a miracle, why can I find so many stories? Offering inspiration, hope and comfort to those TTC over 4

BorntoLove.com | Expensive to Wash Cloth Diapers
borntolove.com

Expensive to Wash Cloth Diapers from the Born to Love Catalog... for all your natural baby and mom needs! Cloth diapers, all the accessories

BorntoLove.com - The Diaper Facts Index
borntolove.com

The Diaper Facts Index from the Born to Love Catalogue.... for all your natural baby and mom needs! Cloth diapers and all the accessories, s

Low Carbs - High Fat Recipes: Five Minute Blueberry Muffin - 7.6 net carbs
carbsandfat.blogspot.com

Five Minute Blueberry Muffin - 7.6g net carbs, 34.8g fat, 452 calories. Contains: egg. DOES NOT contain: gluten, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree n