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“Don’t-Tell-The-Kids-They-Are-Nutritious” Energy Balls
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kraft Peanut Butter. All opinions are 100% mine. There are some things kids just do NOT need to know.  I’m not talking about white lies.  I’m talking about straight-up omissions of information that doesn’t need to be shared. ... Read more
Memories and cups of tea
Growing up, my brother and I spent a lot of time with my grandparents.  We are among the lucky ones. My Oma would often come pick us up from school and we’d all walk home together. They were slow walks. Magical walks.  We had nowhere to be, so we... Read more
How I occupy my ‘me time’ #SmartStash
It’s no secret that I have a lot more time alone these days. Since my separation, I end up doing pretty much everything on my own on the days I don’t have my kids. It’s a strange feeling, for sure! I have had to get into a whole new... Read more
How do you know WHICH vitamins and supplements to take?
We know a lot about vitamins.  We know they have proven positive effects on our health.  We know that different vitamins are beneficial to us in different ways.  We know we should be taking vitamins and supplements daily. BUT… We also know there are SO MANY vitamins and supplements... Read more
Catching Up On The Oscar Winning Movies With Optik TV (+GIVEAWAY!)
One of the things I am really good at is wanting to see every single Oscar nominated movie (on the big screen!) before the Oscars.  Actually SEEING the movies, is another thing entirely.  I am so far out of the loop with movies and the theatre experience, it’s not... Read more
The importance of the Arts (for kids of all ages)
I have always believed in the importance of Arts education, so much so that I did my graduate degree in Fine Arts Education to round off my teaching credentials.  There’s another reason that I chose Fine Arts as my focus, though! After already having taught in elementary classrooms for... Read more
‘Tis the season for making memories… and last minute shopping!
‘Tis the season!!! ‘TIS!!!  The kids are out of school, there’s snow on the ground from Canadian coast to Canadian coast, and it’s downright time for a little break! Christmas is a big deal for our family.  It was such a special time for my brother and I growing... Read more
Cirque du Soleil’s TORUK review
Wow!  Like… WOW.  That is what I have to say about Cirque du Soleil’s TORUK that I saw in Vancouver last week!  I brought my mom and Portia and we all sat there pretty much awe-struck.  I hope you all had a chance to see it while the show... Read more
31 Netflix Documentaries You HAVE to Watch!
Get ready for some serious Netflix couch-potato time!  I have compiled a list of 31 Netflix documentaries all available on Netflix Canada that came HIGHLY recommended to me by family and friends! I find that when I have time to cue up a Netflix show, I am gravitating toward documentaries... Read more
WE Day 2016 – What Happens When ME Becomes WE
Another WE Day has come and gone in Vancouver.  The experience of WE Day is one of my favourite annual traditions.  I’ve had the great opportunity of taking part for 3 years in a row now as a guest of TELUS and every year, I get more out of... Read more