My kids are always surprising me so I decided to #surprisethemback

  “The best surprises are the ones when someone makes an effort to make you smile” *This blog post was written in partnership with KinderSurprise.ca My children are always surprising me. I don’t think a day goes by when I’m not surprised by something they do. When they were babies they surprised me when they hit developmental […]

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“Chuc Mung Nam Moi” from our diverse family to yours

I think people are super surprised when I tell them my mom is Chinese. My sisters and I totally take after our Italian and Scottish father!  We didn’t typically grow up doing anything traditional for Chinese New Year aside from my mom giving us some lucky money.  I do recall my mom buying mandarin oranges […]

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Win tickets to Enchant, the Worlds largest Christmas light maze!

One of our favorite Christmas traditions to do with the family during the holidays is to grab a cup of warm cocoa and check out Christmas lights. Some families like to bake during the holidays, others like to craft, and some families love to  walk around with some hot cocoa in hand, and look at […]

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Curl up on the sofa with the family and be the first to Find Dory on Telus Optik

Over the weekend, we had a very fun surprise arrive at our door from our friends at Telus. My girls ripped open the package with hurried excitement, and to their surprise, inside the package was a ton of Finding Dory swag courtesy of Disney which included baseball hats, a beach tote, stickers, a notebook, beach ball, […]

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DIY, preloved and new Halloween costumes from Value Village

This week my daughters and I made our way to our local Value Village to hunt for Halloween costumes.  Value Village is always our top choice when searching for costumes because they have hundreds, if not thousands of costumes, and accessories this time of year. Plus, it’s right down the street, so heading there on […]

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First world problems: I let my teenage daughter dye her hair

  My first love is in grade 8 this year.  It seems like it was just yesterday my husband and I were driving her home from the hospital in silence scared shitless about taking care of our newborn baby girl. I remember that drive home from the hospital  in silence so vividly. My husband and […]

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Germ lurking test to prevent colds and flu this season with Dial Soap

It’s that time of year again. The dreadful cold and flu season is upon us. Luckily, my children haven’t caught anything yet and I’m hoping they don’t. Last year my entire household caught the flu bug and it was not fun! I feel so bad for the kids when they’re weak, helpless and sick. There […]

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Our Spring Break Adventures

Happy April 1st friends!  The sun is shining here in beautiful Vancouver, the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, and best of all… the kids are back in school after a two-week Spring Break vacation. Although we had a blast venturing out to different places in the city and enjoyed various activities, I have, to […]

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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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Making Memories at Manning Park Ski Resort

This past week my husband and I had the pleasure of visiting Manning Park Ski Resort. It was our first getaway sans kids in a very long time. I was really looking forward to alone time with my husband and I was also looking forward to hitting the slopes! I used to love downhill skiing […]

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