Our families top 5 picks from the TELUS Holiday Gift Guide

I know it isn`t quite December 1st yet but the holiday season is already upon us. We`ve taken our family photo with Santa, decorated our home, put up our Christmas tree, and we’ve even attended a few holiday events! Needless to say, the holiday season seems to come sooner each year. And you know what? […]

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Trusting your gut when it comes to decision-making

A girlfriend of mine recently had a baby. While we were at a get-together we were having a conversation about being a new mom and someone asked my girlfriend with the new baby whether she was going back to work. She replied, “Well, I really love my career and I want to go back, but […]

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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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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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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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