Giving my daughters the gift of presence this Christmas

  Do you have something you want to give your children this holiday season that money can’t buy? 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 […]

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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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Santa photos at Metropolis at Metrotown support the Burnaby Christmas Bureau

I have every Santa photo of my girls since our teenage daughters first Christmas. I’ve framed all the Santa photos and over the holidays it’s my decorating tradition to display each frame. This year there will be fifteen frames on display! I want to continue this tradition for as long as I can. I really […]

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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 when […]

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Avoiding summer “brain drain” with #NELSONLoveofLearning Disney Learning products

*This is a sponsored post in partnership with #NELSONLoveofLearning products. Views and opinions in this post are my own.  Summer is in full swing. The kids have been enjoying the longer days, sunshine, sleepovers, ice cream, and late nights. They’ve been on trips to the beach, pools, water parks and currently, we’re on a vacation. […]

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10 reasons why you need a Domestic Objects play tent for your child

I’ve been obsessed with play tents since I was a kid. I remember building forts with my sisters out of sheets and elastic bands. We would sleep in them and play house in them all while letting our imaginations run wild! Last year I came across a gorgeous handmade tent on the Domestic Objects Instagram […]

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When function meets fashion: Dressing my energetic child

My youngest daughter is always…MOVING! When she was in the womb she was a kicker. I could feel her doing somersaults in the middle of the night and as soon as she came out of the womb she was a fussy, loud, demanding newborn. We had to pretty much wrap her like a burrito in a […]

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Teaching my teenager to shop responsibly

*Disclosure: This blog post was written in partnership with Groupon. I received compenstaion for this post. All opinions, as always, are my own.  Gone are the days I used to shop for my eldest daughter. It used to be so simple. I would choose her clothing, and she would like it! Now that she’s an […]

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