Five reasons I was worried about giving my daughter a cell phone

The cell phone debate. Should we get our almost-twelve year one?  Most of our seventh-grade daughter’s peers already have cell phones. However, she was content without having one for her entire first year of middle school. Until at the end of the last school year there was a mix up with something at school in […]

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Finding My Way Out of the Dark: A Recovery Story {Guest Blog}

Today’s guest blog is a story of recovery. When I read Peters story I was brought to tears. Peter’s story resonated with me because I grew up with a parent who struggled with addiction. My father is now a recovering alcoholic and has been going strong living a life of sobriety for twenty years! I […]

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Capturing family photos isn’t always easy

Family photos aren’t always easy for us to capture. I wrote about this on one of my recent Instagram photos. Sometimes I’m being present and I forget. Other times, I don’t want to ask someone to take it, and sometimes… I just want to avoid the stress and meltdowns of trying to capture “the perfect […]

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We adopted a Panda at the 1600 Pandas+ World Tour at Metropolis at Metrotown in support of WWF Canada

The world-class art installation of 888 paper-mâché pandas by French artist Paulo Grangeon has made its first North American appearance at Metropolis at Metrotown. From July 10 until August 8, 2018, Metropolis at Metrotown, consulting curator AllRightsReserved Ltd., and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Canada proudly present the exhibit 1600 Pandas+ World Tour in Canada to raise awareness […]

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“No one is you, and that is your power”

You know what I dislike about the photo above? It actually has nothing to do with the way I look. Although I’m sure I could find something to scrutinize, I’m not going there. I’m not going there because it’s a rabbit hole. And I lived for too many years going down the rabbit hole of […]

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My teenager was cyberbullied and this is what she did

We’re raising children in a digital landscape where cyberbullying has become more prevalent than offline bullying. In fact, the studies indicate that 1 million Canadian kids are cyberbullied each month.  My teenage daughter was cyberbullied in the fall from someone she was friends with in the past. The thing is, the way she was cyberbullied […]

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Success starts the moment you choose to be YOU

“There is no way to be fully connected and engaged with the world without first going within and deeply getting to know yourself.”-Tonia Mattu I recently completed YuSchool– a 6-week online program on how to be your boldest, most confident self in life & business. Before I began the program I was so tired of […]

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You will never regret doing the things that make you happy

  I was out on a gorgeous nature walk with my friends Taslim and Salma a few weeks ago and during our walk, we had a really meaningful conversation about guilt, and worrying about what other people may think about how we live our lives. In fact, the fact that we were able to go […]

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10 places to visit with your family in Cowichan, B.C this Summer

If you’re looking for a place to visit with your family this summer that won’t break the bank, a trip out to Cowichan, Valley is simply a ferry ride away, with a TON of things to see and do. Check out the places we stayed here. While we were in Cowichan during March Break, our […]

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Celebrate Port Coquitlam’s 95th annual Rotary May Day Parade

*This is an event listing in partnership with the City Of Port Coquitlam  Dating back to 1923, May Days is Port Coquitlam’s annual spring festival and one of its signature events.  Port Coquitlam first celebrated May Day as a community in 1923, with May Pole dancing and the crowning of a May Queen. While the […]

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