Appreciating your parents

  This past Thanksgiving  I felt extra thankful for my parents and my husband’s parents. If they didn’t have us, then we wouldn’t have met and we wouldn’t have the beautiful family we do! When we had our first daughter we were so young. In fact, I was nineteen and my husband was twenty-two. The […]

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Small ways simplifying my life = less chaos & more happiness

My path to more happiness In the new year, my guiding words were, Do less, and live with less so I can FOCUS more. I wrote about my guiding words here.  I’m pleased to say now that it’s June (and we’re half way through the year), I don’t feel as overwhelmed as I once did. I […]

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13 Reasons Why tackles issues parents need to talk about with their teens

A few weeks ago, I began watching 13 Reasons Why. If you haven’t heard about this show, I’m extremely surprised because everyone`s talking about it and the reviews and opinions have been controversial, to say the least! Below is a little synopsis if you haven`t watched or heard what all the fuss is about. Clay […]

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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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Teaching my teenager an important life skill: How to do Laundry!

*This post is in partnership with Persil ProClean. Every single word in this post is mine and true and blah, blah, blah. If you want to read a post about why I finally taught my daughter to do laundry then keep on reading. If you don`t, then skip to the bottom where you can enter […]

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Life Lessons from raising a strong-willed daughter

Everything that drives me crazy about having a strong-willed daughter also makes me equally happy. I know it may sound crazy when I say this challenging behavior makes me happy because in the heat of the moment I honestly just want to rip out my hair! However, when I reflect on the things that challenge […]

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Is screen time affecting my children’s eyes?

When my first daughter was a baby, almost 14 years ago, I would sit her in her bouncer seat, and play Baby Einstein DVD’s. It was my saving grace! If I wanted to get anything done, I knew that if I played her these DVD’s  she would chill out and immerse herself in the classical […]

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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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Immerse yourself in inspirational talks at Leading Moms

  Moms, get ready to immerse yourself in inspirational talks from some of Vancouver’s most influential moms. On Friday Sept. 23rd 2016 Crisp Media is hosting its fifth annual Leading Moms event at the Vancity Theatre. This years theme is childhood. The amazing line-up of speakers will share their personal stories of motherhood, and leadership […]

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