When you love a show so much you google the %&^* out of it

From the facts and figures of history to little-known answers for peculiar questions, what are the most recent searches in your Netflix and Google history? *I’m part of the Netflix stream team and this is a question I was asked for my most recent blog post for them. Are you sure you want to know […]

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Appreciating your parents

  This past Thanksgiving  I felt extra thankful for my parents and my husband’s parents. If they didn’t have us, then we wouldn’t have met and we wouldn’t have the beautiful family we do! When we had our first daughter we were so young. In fact, I was nineteen and my husband was twenty-two. The […]

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When your fashion inspiration runs dry, here’s where you can turn

*This is a guest post written by Jessica Harvey  Trying to always come up with a new outfit to wear every day can be very tricky indeed. And there might even be times when you are out shopping and none of the garments on the shelves seem to jump out and catch your attention. This, […]

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Coquitlam Centre hosts it’s second annual #BeYouGirl event

  On September 23rd I had the absolute pleasure of attending the Be You Girl event hosted at Coquitlam Centre with my 11-year-old daughter and her best friend. The event is aimed at helping girls celebrate their diversity, and grow up with endless amounts of confidence and self-esteem. About Be You Be You is a […]

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Empowering events for girls and their caregivers this October

Over the last few years, I’ve been very passionate about sharing community events in our city that foster positive self-esteem, confidence and empowerment for girls. We are so fortunate to have such a diverse range of programs, and events for pre-adolescent, adolescent girls and their caregivers in our community! Below is a list of empowering […]

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In memory of my greatest teacher- #WorldTeacherDay

Doing what I  love doesn’t always necessarily mean the journey is easy. On the contrary, it makes the journey a little challenging, because staying true to who we really are, in a world that is constantly pulling us in different directions is tough. There are days of doubt and, there are days  I feel like giving […]

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Run/walk and raise funds for Mental Health on October 15th at Miles For Mental Health

    A recent study found that almost 60 percent of post-secondary students feel hopeless, while almost 45 percent felt so hopeless they couldn’t function. Another survey found that compared to 2013, eight percent fewer students felt their health was very good or excellent.   To raise awareness about mental health and remove the stigma around mental illness, […]

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Love always wins when you love yourself first

  Yesterday morning when I heard the tragic news about Las Vegas I broke down. I’m not sure why this incident hit me harder than some of the other ones, but it did. I walked around the kitchen all morning tearing up. It felt like I could feel the pain and burden of the world […]

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Have your wine and eat it too this Thanksgiving

*This blog post was written in partnership with Sumac Ridge Wine  Thanksgiving dinner with family is about so much more than just the turkey! It’s one of our favourite family dinners of the year. Each year we look forward to my mom’s delectable turkey dinner and all of the fixings. My daughters especially love grandmas […]

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Scents evoke childhood memories and emotions

*This post was written in partnership with Pinesol.    My mom was a stay at home mom who had dinner ready for us when we walked through the door. Housekeeping was her day job while we were in school. I loved when she would bake banana bread. The smell always brings back fond memories and […]

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