Our families top 5 picks from the TELUS Holiday Gift Guide

I know it isn`t quite December 1st yet but the holiday season is already upon us. We`ve taken our family photo with Santa, decorated our home, put up our Christmas tree, and we’ve even attended a few holiday events! Needless to say, the holiday season seems to come sooner each year. And you know what? […]

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Healing emotional trauma to heal my life

I haven’t talked about my autoimmune disease in a while and while I’ve shared with you my symptoms, and ways I’ve tried to manage to live with Hashimotos, I’ve figured out the most important piece of this puzzle! While exercising, eating healthier, avoiding foods that cause inflammation have been helpful in managing the symptoms 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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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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My teenager was cyberbullied and this is what she did

We’re raising children in a digital landscape where cyberbullying has become more prevalent than offline bullying. In fact, the studies indicate that 1 million Canadian kids are cyberbullied each month.  My teenage daughter was cyberbullied in the fall from someone she was friends with in the past. The thing is, the way she was cyberbullied […]

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You don’t have to be J LO to do that “living your best life” thing

 Living your best life.  I know it`s another one of those buzzwords/phrases like self-care. And I KNOW I talk about the importance of  self-care (especially for mothers) a lot! BUT I can`t help myself. Self-care comes in many forms and I strongly feel it should be non-negotiable. You know the saying, “put your airplane mask on […]

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