Hello friends. How are you? It’s been over a week since our world shifted into a complete state of uncertainty & social distancing became our new norm, and as a parent and citizen, I’ve felt the full range of emotion of what it feels like to be human right now. BUT, being of service and spreading light seems to be helping keep my spirits high,
Journey to Wellness: Truths About Being 40 & How Mindfulness is Helping Me Manage the Mother-load
**This post was syndicated on Thrive Global (eek!)- “Hustle Culture is Out, Mindfulness is In for 2020 & Beyond”** I’ve thought a lot about whether to share this or not – it doesn’t quite fit the food & travel focus of our family + lifestyle blog, but there’s a significant self-discovery/wellness journey I’ve been walking (sometimes stumbling) along on behind the blogging scenes & the
International Women’s Day: How Our Family Will #BalanceforBetter
March 8th is International Women’s Day, and this year’s campaign encourages us to #BalanceForBetter, and think about how to forge a more gender-balanced world. **Updated for 2023 – we’re asked to think how we can take action and #EmbraceEquity. Two years ago, I wrote a modified version of the following essay, and I choose to re-share each year around IWD – a compilation of
Showing Some Local Love This Season of Harvest
Disclosure: I have partnered with YMC and Local Love and have received compensation for this post. All opinions are my own. Summer days are drifting away, and as much as we’re soaking in every last drop of it, all signs are pointing to Fall. The cooler morning temps, leaves changing colour, mums adorning front porches and the Pumpkin Spice flavour invasion of our favourite coffee
Family Night at Market & Co.`s Grand Opening!
*This post was sponsored by Market & Co., meaning we received compensation and/or products/services in exchange for our honest review. View our Disclosure for more information* With the first week of school and hockey season down, we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate fresh starts as a family than heading to the Grand Opening of the highly anticipated Market & Co. –
Our Back-to-School Reality And The Only Advice I’ll Give…
Some call September the “New Year”, “refreshing”, the “restart.” Parts of it feel that way to me too, but if l had an overall describing word for it it’d be suffocating. A mama-load and race I feel like I’m losing at and exhausted from already. Routines are LOVELY, but it’s also when activity schedules kick in on top of tracking 4 separate kids’ school calendars,
Rule Back-to-School with ‘Give Back’ Binders + ‘Share the Love’ GIVEAWAY with AVERY Canada!
*This post was sponsored by AVERY Canada, meaning we received compensation and/or products in exchange for honest our review. View our Disclosure for more information.* It’s hard to believe we are in the final stretch of Summer break! While we’ll be soaking in every last drop of it, I’d be lying if I didn’t have back-to-school prep on my mama mind. I’ve learned to chill
Showing Some Local Love As a Family This Summer
Disclosure: I have partnered with YMC and Local Love and have received compensation for this post. All opinions are my own. Like most of you, raising good humans is top of the charts for us in our parenting priorities. We feel part of that is giving back in whatever ways we can to our community. Being raised by “helpers” myself, I know a lot of
We Still Do: Our 12-Year Beach Vow Renewal
Our Beach Vow Renewal – Simple Yet Beautiful We did it…again!💕 We pulled off a simple, yet absolutely beautiful beach vow renewal in Punta Cana! And I’ve finally got the post finished so many of you keep asking me for! (Bonus: a video compilation of the behind the scenes below). Today also happens to be my parents’ 47th Wedding Anniversary. They were high school
What “kind” of Mom am I?
Last week someone in Media asked: “what kind of Mom are you?” To be honest, I’m not into the labels we assign to Moms. The role of “Mom” is pretty hardcore and fabulous all on its own. Labels, I feel, are another way of dividing us, when, although our lifestyle choices and journey may be different, at the core, the joys and struggles of Motherhood
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