Aging is a gift

  34: the number of years I’ve been blessed with this beautiful, messy & crazy thing called life. They say age ain’t nothing but a number, but I completely disagree. Aging signifies our personal growth, the number of memories we’ve made, our experiences, the hardships we may have endured, the connections and relationships we’ve had […]

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Sharing and comparing; the trouble with social media

  The more you share on social media, the more you will perhaps compare. In fact, if you’re a blogger, writer, freelancer, entrepreneur, or just simply someone who uses social media on a frequent basis, the reality is, this can either result in feeling a connection or comparisons, or a range of both. Not all […]

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Prioritizing time with my daughters

Spending time with my daughters outside of my daily `bossing`them around and mundane activities, can often times be challenging, especially since I have three! In other words, I want to nurture my bond with each of them but I’m not always making the time. My two eldest daughters are beginning to shift from little girls […]

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Our visit to the Sea To Sky Gondola in Squamish BC

Today the family and I ventured out to Squamish for a visit to the Sea to Sky Gondola. It was our first family day, just the five of us since Christmas break started for the kiddos. We’ve been busy spending time with family and friends and today was a much-needed quality day for all of […]

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The things I am most proud of this past year and… the things I am not

As the new year approaches, I’ve reflected on this past year. Mostly, I’ve been pondering the things that made me feel good within, and truthfully I’ve been thinking about the things that didn’t. Last year I wrote a post about the things that brought more joy into my life, and how going into 2015 I […]

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Last-minute local Christmas gift guide

For those of you who haven’t finished your Christmas shopping, I’ve put together a last-minute Christmas gift guide. I’m not even close to being finished. Ok, I’ll admit, I haven’t even begun! So, for all of you last-minute people (like me) here’s a list of local gifts you can pick up for those on your […]

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Win a family night out to the Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train!

Tonight our family and I enjoyed an evening out at the Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train. This is our first year bringing the girls to the ghost train, and they loved it. We lined up for the train ride, with warm hot chocolate in our hands and waited patiently in anticipation. Once we hopped on […]

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Guest blog: “Living authentically as a family” -Taslim Jaffer

Today’s guest blog is written by my dear friend Taslim. Taslim is a beautiful, talented writer, and a wonderful mother and friend. I have no other words except: she makes my heart happy.  Taslim is the voice behind the blog Let ME Out!!, author of various works including her creativity and self-discovery workbooks, and creator of Make-A-Wave […]

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15th Annual West Coast Women’s Show

On October 16th, 17th and 18th, 2015 the West Coast Women’s Show-Western Canada’s largest show in BC for shopping and entertainment  is being held at the Tradex -Trade and Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford celebrating it’s 15th year. On Sunday, October 18th, The West Coast Women’s show is having a mother/daughter shopping day -the first 500 […]

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When you fear missing out you miss the moment #FOMO

Every so often I post a Styling the Inside quote on my Instagram feed. This past Sunday I posted one about fear of missing out, otherwise known as FOMO.   When FOMO (Fear of missing out) hits you, you become consumed with wishing you were someplace else instead of enjoying whatever it is you are […]

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