A love for nature is one of the greatest gifts we can give our children

I don’t have memories as a child that I can vividly recall where I’m taking in all the natural surroundings of nature. I don’t remember going for nature walks or hikes in the forest. When I was a teenager this wasn’t something I thought about doing either. I recall one of my high school teachers telling […]

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Dr. Shefali- conscious parenting expert is coming to Vancouver Sunday, May 27th

Does parenting sometimes feel overwhelming and exhausting? In Dr. Shefali’s New York Times best-selling books she brings a fresh perspective to the parenting landscape, challenging the current paradigm it is steeped in and turning it on its head. Provocative, daring and evocative, her approach teaches parents how to raise themselves – first – into the […]

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Holding onto the fleeting moments

My youngest no longer needs a push on the swing. I’m in a place where I can watch her smile proudly as she pumps her legs herself. It’s a whole new view from here. It’s interesting how when she used to ask for a push this voice inside would say: I can’t wait for her […]

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Giving my daughters the gift of presence this Christmas

This Christmas my daughter`s wishlists consist of a few toys and my eldest has asked for some electronics and typical teenager things. Santa will do his best to work his magic and make that happen for them. After all, they have been “nice” this year. However, I’m also going to give them some presents this Christmas […]

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Spending much-needed one-on-one time with my daughter

  Nyomi and I had a fun little mother/daughter date on Friday night at the Amanda Arneill Christmas 101 Chalk lettering workshop at La-Z-Boy furniture. We went home with all of the supplies including a personalized handwritten chalkboard brush, & Amanda’s new book Chalk Art & lettering 101. Best of all, proceeds from the evening are going to […]

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Why we love private swim lessons with Propel & {giveaway}

Did you know my most viewed blog post to date was the one I wrote a few years ago when my husband had his drowning experience? It’s one of those things I think about from time to time, and the memory of almost losing my husband always surfaces for me when we’re in or near […]

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