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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Vancouver Telus Santa Claus Parade recap from Charley

👋 I’m Charley. I stayed at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver the night before the Telus Santa Claus Parade with my family and I felt like I was in New York! I lost my second front toofffff and sang, “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth” and then I had a crazy pillow fight with […]

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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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I failed the #RenewLife 30 -day health challenge

At the end of October, I decided to take on a 30-day health challenge with Renew Life and I hate to admit but I failed. Renew life sent me a wonderful kit full of some things to help me get started. The kit included a Bella Beat Fitness Tracker, a healthy recipe cookbook, and a […]

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Going beyond the highlight reel leads you to vulnerability and truth

“You’ll know the truth by the way it feels” The truth has been coming up for me trying to make its way above the surface. And when I’m ignoring it, it manifests in other ways. In fact, I’ve been feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and just not like my normal confident self. It’s almost like I’ve reverted […]

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HEALTH FROM THE INSIDE OUT #INFOGRAPHIC

Check out this infographic from Elysium Health, it contains advice on taking care of your health (and even features some of my own). I love the advice that’s offered and truly believe that small steps do equal big change! Having an autoimmune disease like Hashimoto’s affects my metabolism so I’m always looking for ways to improve my health […]

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