Affiliate Advertising, Privacy & Disclosure Policy

Affiliate Links

What are affliliate links? Most simply explained, if I link to a retailer, business or individual that I'm affiliated with and you click there and purchase something I will get a small financial payment.

Most notable of these are book links (I like to read), which take you in most cases to Any purchase you make (not just books) after arriving at an affiliate link, earns me a small commission - thanks!

Affiliate links show up as links in blog posts, emails, newsletters and pdf downloads and instructional materials.

It goes without saying (but I still have to say it) I only recommend products I believe are helpful for readers, the same things I would recommend to a good friend. You have my word.

Review Compensation

Since July 2012 I have received compensation for some of the product reviews you see on the blog. This is clearly marked at the bottom of those posts. In fact, it might be what brought you to this page. I've done less than 5 compensated reviews in the past 6 years, it's not a big focus in my writing.

I do not accept compensation for my opinion, ie: you can't buy my good recommendation or endorsement.

I do accept compensation for my time and expertise in evaluating products, services and/or brands. 

I don't review a lot of products so you can be certain the ones I do review I give careful consideration to and think about your needs (what can encourage and inspire you to live a creative, healthy and adventurous family life) as well as my own. 

Sometimes I will casually review something I have personally purchased and simply want to share with you. Obviously, I'm not getting compensated for that, but I will probably include affiliate links (see above) where you can purchase the product or service for yourself.  

Other times, I will be given the product for review but not compensated for my time in writing the review. And there may be times where I receive a cash payment, gift or other thing of value from a company affiliated with a brand, service, or product. 

In any event, I will disclose that in the post. I have nothing to hide.

Privacy Policy & Cookies

This blog does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit to this blog other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded on to your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are used by many websites and can do a number of things, eg: remembering your preferences, recording what you have put in your shopping basket, and counting the number of people looking at a website. Advertisers can also use cookies to deliver ads that are more relevant to you. The only one of those relevant to this blog is counting the number of people that visit my website.

I am required by EU law to tell you I use cookies and give you an option to disable them for this site. For more information on cookies and how to disable them when visiting my blog (or any other site) visit By continuing to visit this site you agree to this use, or you can disable the cookies on your computer/device.

Disclosure Policy

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me.

This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. I believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

The owner(s) of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owners. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

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For questions about this blog or these policies, please contact Renee Tougas

This privacy and disclosure policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on May 10th, 2018.