Does your teen know the importance of hard work?

  This is a guest blog post. I have a teenager who has a part-time job. Through this job, she’s been gaining some really important life skills! Needless to say, I think this guest post has some valuable advice. Have a read and let me know your thoughts. Do you think it’s important for teenagers […]

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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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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

  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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