Flower Crowns and Smoky Days

It’s been a smoky couple of days in the city. The smoke from the forest fires in the province that neighbors us has blown over, and I’m sad for the circumstances, but trying to find the silver lining. At a new moon circle I attended last week, the ceremony started off with the burning of…

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Affordable Travel for Families in Canada – finally! [Our Experience with #FlySwoop Airline]

I have always wished for travel to be more affordable within Canada, and it finally is! Canada is such a beautiful country, but it is vast, so unless you’re able to travel 14+ hours in car often – which we have done many times – travel can get quite expensive. In fact, for many years,…

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Golden Days and Carnivals

Golden Days and Carnivals; a pretty accurate way to describe this period of life. 3 years old and 1.5 years old, and what a beautiful age Penelope and Oliver are going through right now. Penelope’s personality makes my heart smile. She is an artist. She dances and sings beautifully, and her taste in music is…

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DIY Backyard Bouquets [ simple and beautiful kids activity]

It’s been raining a lot the past couple of weeks, and you can tell the plants are happy for it. Every year around this time, our backyard flowers begin to bloom, and making backyard bouquets is something I have fallen in love with. I am so grateful for the previous owners of our home – a…

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Plants and Parenting [lessons learnt from my love of both]

There is something so therapeutic about watering a plant- have you noticed? Try it! Even if you don’t have any plants of your own, try watering one of your friend’s or family’s; it’s awesome! You can almost hear the plant saying “thank you”. In a wonderful way, my green thumb flourished as soon as I…

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The Wheels on the Bus go Round and Round [An underlying message of Perseverance]

The wheels on the bus go round and round. A song that as a parent of young children, I know well – and listen to way too often, ha! Lately though, I am happy for that song. This is my third week back at work after being a stay at home mom for 2.5 years,…

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To my Husband: Thank you for the Gift of Time [with JORD Wood Watches Giveaway]

I returned to work last week after being a stay-at-home mom for 2.5 years, and I’ve been thinking a lot about how much of my motherhood experience I owe to my husband. They say behind every great man is a great woman, but for the mother that I am, the mother I aspire to be…

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How to have an Awesome Stay-at-Home Motherhood/ Maternity Leave in Edmonton

Edmonton is a great city. A perfect mixture of urban and country, and the river valley is hard to beat! Depending on whether you’re a city or a country person, Edmonton really has the best of both worlds. Then I had children, got to know the city so much more, and now I REALLY love…

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A Season of Change [after 2.5 years as a Stay-at-Home Mom…]

Going back to work after my Oliver turned one has always been the “plan”. And though I knew I would go back to work eventually, like we had planned, I am still fighting that lump in my throat, because I’m sad.

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