Take off to Vancouver Island with Helijet-kids 12 and under fly free!

  Our recent trip to Vancouver Island we had the pleasure of taking our very first ever Helijet ride. We have only been to Vancouver Island by ferry so this was such a treat! When we arrived in Downtown Vancouver at Helijet, we had the pleasure of waiting in a comfy lounge with free wifi, an […]

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Items to pack for a Romantic Weekend Trip

*This is a collaborative post  A weekend away is all about you and your partner.   If you’re a busy mom, you’ve probably been waiting for a trip like this for a long time. It’s so important to take the time to do what makes you happy and a private, romantic escape is healing for […]

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Leading Moms is hosting it’s first moms night out Nov. 1st at Hycroft Manor

Putting Yourself First – Why Focusing on You is so Important this is the theme for this year’s Leading Moms event which is taking place on November 1st. I’ve attended a few of these events as an event ambassador in the past and I’m so excited to be partnering with them again, especially because the […]

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Thanks+Giving- two things we should practice for our well-being

On my walk today I began to ponder the word Thanksgiving. I think over the years I’ve always focused on gratitude when it comes to Thanksgiving. It’s the time of year when we get to celebrate everything we are thankful for! Studies show that having a gratitude attitude increases our well-being because it reduces stress […]

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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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Give back to BC Women’s this October

This October, purchasing items for that new special baby or parent in your life will not only will bring joy to your loved ones, it will also give back to BC Women’s Hospital in support of the health of women and newborns. We are partnering with six local businesses to support the health of women […]

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Owning your story

When I started this blog, it was because of my story. My story of being an insecure child, who struggled deeply with low self-esteem. I started this blog because, during a large part of my past, I didn’t feel good on the inside. I took my emotions and anger out on my siblings, the kids […]

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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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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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