What do you do for self-care?

What do you do for self-care?

I was waiting for my girls in the café at the dance studio and was asked, “What do you do for self-care?”  To be honest, that question caught me off guard.  I said, “Um, self-care?”  For a moment, I was speechless.  No one has ever asked me that before, nor have I asked myself that question.…

how to thrive not just survive

How to thrive, not just survive

Some days are harder than others.  Some days I do a silent cheer when the clock strikes seven and my kids are tucked into bed.  I made it through the day – Phew!  But over the years my perspective shifted from not just getting through my day but truly enjoying it and taking steps towards…

Rain cloud experiment

Rain Cloud Experiment

The kids and I often spend our mornings at the Parent & Family Literacy Centre.  We recently did a fun rain cloud experiment!  The kids enjoyed it so much, we couldn’t wait to give it a try at home. It’s incredibly simple to make and super fun to watch.  Here’s what you need: Clear glass jar Water Shaving Cream Food…

pancake poppers

Pancake Poppers

Pancakes are a favourite in our home!  I was never a fan of them growing up but once I met my husband, that began to change.  When the kids came along, he started a pancake-lunch-tradition on his daddy daycare days.  Needless to say, I was outnumbered and had to get on board with this pancake love.  I started…

10 steps to reach your goals

10 steps to reach your goals

January is a month of new beginnings:  goals, resolutions, thoughts, dreams etc.  What you do with that list greatly affects whether you will be successful in accomplishing them.  Sure the first month or two is exciting but how do you stay purposeful and disciplined in reaching those goals throughout the year?  While focusing on my…

Spiced Orange Carrot Muffins

Spiced Orange Carrot Muffins

One of my goals this year is to keep focused on my family’s health and introduce new recipes.  I am excited to use my slow cooker more and discover various ways to hide ‘the good stuff’ – i.e. vegetables!  My five-year-old can be quite the selective eater and getting things past her palate can be tricky.  She…

Season of Giving

Season of Giving

Tis the season for shopping, wrapping and gift giving.  We are reminded of the reason for the season and let our light shine through giving to those in need.  Toy drives, volunteering at soup kitchens, random acts of kindness, sponsoring a family etc.  There are always people in need and many ways to give back to…

a miraculous journey

A miraculous journey

Being the daughter of a mother who is a fraternal twin and the granddaughter of a grandma who was an identical twin, I grew up expecting twins.  When we found out we were having our first-born, my mom reminded us it could be twins.  She was wrong that time but the second time we conceived, she was right!  I…

Love where you Live

Love where you live

Six years ago, my husband and I were enjoying life as newlyweds and searching for the perfect home.  It was winter and I was three months pregnant with our first baby.  Each weekend we viewed house after house and raced between open houses to find the house.  Months later we stumbled upon a three bedroom…

Autumn Beauty

Autumn Beauty

Who doesn’t love this season?  The sun is still warm, the evenings are cool, a blanket of colourful leaves line the streets and I can hear the laughter of children enjoying recess around the corner.  Autumn brings homemade apple pies, hot pumpkin spiced lattes and scents of cinnamon and nutmeg fill the air. We are…