Work-family-life balance: myth or reality?

As a parent, I often wonder if work-family-life balance exists.  It’s no joke when I say I feel like I am a chicken running around without a head.  From the start of my day to the end, I don’t stop.  Ever.   Lately my days have been commencing at about 5:30 am and I am luckyContinue reading “Work-family-life balance: myth or reality?”

Memories of Montreal

It feels like yesterday I was getting ready and packing for my first trip in 4 years….alone. Yes, you read this correctly.  Alone.  Alone meaning  sans husband, sans kids.  I went to Montreal for my best friend’s bachelorette.  Looking back, the timing couldn’t have been better as we were in the midst of moving andContinue reading “Memories of Montreal”

Snow days and busy, busy bumblebees (aka toddlers and preschoolers)

The past few weeks we’ve had some wild weather here in Southwestern Ontario and for the first time in years, local school boards have cancelled school due to inclement weather conditions. The weather has been so bad that everything from government offices to your local coffee shop have been closed. I personally don’t remember thereContinue reading “Snow days and busy, busy bumblebees (aka toddlers and preschoolers)”

New Year, same old you….but improved

My take on resolutions and what I am doing differently…for once As soon as that bell drops, you hear talk of new year’s resolutions. Some view the new year as an opportunity to make change for something- be it personal, physical or financial. For others its a time to set a goal (or goals) toContinue reading “New Year, same old you….but improved”

Weathering the storm: my top picks for winter 2018-19

Weather got you down? Not enough sunshine to help you get through this winter? Well here are my top picks in skin care and cosmetics to help you brace winter 2018-19! Hands down, this is by far the most amazing hand cream I have ever tried. I get really dry and cracked hands during winterContinue reading “Weathering the storm: my top picks for winter 2018-19”

Our first DIY project: Christmas Mini Session

Every year since the kids were born, I would take them to a professional photographer for their annual Christmas card photo.  This year, most photographers booked up well in advance (as early as late September) for any mini-Christmas photo session.   We had an amazing photographer back in London, Ontario and since moving to theContinue reading “Our first DIY project: Christmas Mini Session”

The wrath of those nasty daycare illnesses

One parents experience  These past two weeks our household went through a variety of illnesses- pink eye, ear infection, gastrointestinal virus, and pneumonia to name a few.   It got so bad to the point that our youngest was admitted to hospital due to severe pneumonia.  Thankfully, we got there on time and things areContinue reading “The wrath of those nasty daycare illnesses”

For the love of coffee: A look at Commonwealth Coffee Company

This past week I’ve been in London, Ontario for work. During my down time, I’ve been going around town, checking out the restaurant and cafe scene. I can’t help but notice that a lot of new restaurants and cafes have popped up. This is very positive for London. The city has been going through someContinue reading “For the love of coffee: A look at Commonwealth Coffee Company”

Setting my fitness goals straight: body image, mental and physical health in a social media world

It’s tough being a mom in today’s society. With all the magazines, YouTube blogs and Instagram accounts, mothers today are receiving mixed messages as to how they should look post-baby. Countless before and after pictures, diet plans, fashion trends are confusing messages to young moms, especially to those who just gave birth. Don’t get meContinue reading “Setting my fitness goals straight: body image, mental and physical health in a social media world”

Taming the rollercoaster ride of parenthood

Doesn’t parenthood ever feel like a long, rollercoaster ride? Some days go so very smoothly and other days you feel completely derailed? Any parent can tell you that parenthood comes with its challenges, but that the rewards trump them all. I won’t dispute that fact. But sometimes I just can’t help but feel overwhelmed. Currently,Continue reading “Taming the rollercoaster ride of parenthood”