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How I Recharge #EasyRoam (GIVEAWAY!) How I Recharge #EasyRoam (GIVEAWAY!)
A couple of years ago, I started an annual tradition of 5 days away in Palm Springs WITHOUT my children. I know how some... How I Recharge #EasyRoam (GIVEAWAY!)

A couple of years ago, I started an annual tradition of 5 days away in Palm Springs WITHOUT my children. I know how some parents feel about this: How could you possibly be away from your kids for that long?  I also know how other parents feel about this: Can you take me with you? 😛

Whatever side you’re on is absolutely fine by me.  Personally, I NEED that time away from my responsibilities at home, work and, yes, even my sweet girls. I am very lucky that my parents have a home down in the desert that allows me this time away.  It doesn’t mean I love my kids any less than the average mama bear.  It’s just who I am and what I need to be a better parent! It’s how I recharge.

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This is what the feeling of recharging looks like :P

 

While I am away, I miss my girls tremendously.  I have come to realise that it is a privilege to miss my children… because when they jump into my arms after a few days of not seeing them, I’m refreshed and ready for another 360 days of the parenting journey with a renewed appreciation for my little ones. Having said that, there are a couple of things I need when I am away from the girls:

1) a good book (because it’s the only 5 days out of the year that I actually get to read), and

2) easy access to my kids even from afar.

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Easy Roam TELUS north shore mama

TELUS Easy Roam allowed me to use my phone in Palm Springs exactly as I would back home!

 

THANK GOODNESS for the US Easy Roam package that I add to my TELUS bill when I go away.  For $7 per day, I get to use my phone in the US as if I was using it at home, in Vancouver.

Once added, US Easy Roam allows customers to access the minutes, text messages and data included as part of their rate plan while roaming in the US.

It’s actually quite an amazing feature because you literally don’t have to worry about any random data charges showing up on your bill at the end of the month.  You can even choose to receive notifications of the percentage of your monthly data you have used up so as not to take the risk of going over! I love that I can FaceTime and call the kids, making it feel like I am away and hitting reset, but still hearing about their days as if I was home with them.

Learn all about the TELUS Easy Roam add-on HERE!

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Soaking up some vitamin D at Coachella.

 

You hear it being talked about all the time- the importance of ME time and how vital it is that we are taking good care of ourselves.  Mentally, physically, spiritually.  I’ve teamed up with TELUS to bring you a prize pack that encourages ultimate self-care.

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Enter below, using the Rafflecopter form, for your chance to WIN a Thermos Connected Water Bottle AND a Sage Wellness Balancing Kit. Stay hydrated and balanced and feel great!

Please note: this contest is open to Canadians only! The winner will be contacted via email and has 48 hours to claim their prize, otherwise a new winner will be randomly selected.  GOOD LUCK!

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Disclaimer: I am a proud member of the TELUS blogger ambassador program.  As a #teamTELUS partner, I receive perks in exchange for sharing TELUS news about services and products.  All opinions are entirely my own! 

Jessica Blumel

Nice to meet you! I'm Jessica a.k.a North Shore Mama. This site was born out of my love for my daughters and the desire to share my motherhood journey with fellow moms. I believe we're all in this craziness called 'parenthood' together and North Shore Mama is my way of reaching out to anyone who needs a laugh, a cry or dinner inspiration. Thank you so much for reading!

  • Natalie

    May 17, 2017 #1 Author

    I hit up Scandinave Spa in Whistler. I work in a talking based job and I *adore* quiet!!!!! And my skin feels super soft and refreshed after!

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  • Kim Tanti

    May 17, 2017 #2 Author

    I go for a long walk to recharge.

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  • ivy pluchinsky

    May 17, 2017 #3 Author

    I read a good book or go for a nice walk to recharge.

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  • Randa

    May 17, 2017 #4 Author

    I carve out some time for myself in the mornings and before I sleep!

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  • Ruby Bedi Bains

    May 17, 2017 #5 Author

    Recharging for me is making some time to chill with my gal pals & just chat away. It’s enlightening as well as lightens the stress load.

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  • Katie Lawrence

    May 17, 2017 #6 Author

    Once the kids are asleep I recharge by playing video games or binge watching Netflix. 😊

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  • Hailey Richardson

    May 17, 2017 #7 Author

    It’s SO important to recharge and have some “me” time!!!! I love a good book and some spa time!
    Would LOVE to try the Sage Wellness Balancing Kit!! Thank you Jessica for a great giveaway
    XO

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  • Linda

    May 17, 2017 #8 Author

    I go for a long walk in a park to recharge after a hard week.

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  • Jackie M

    May 17, 2017 #9 Author

    I recharge by spa day or taking a weekend trip somewhere awesome!

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  • Lindsay

    May 17, 2017 #10 Author

    Time with friends & exercise!

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  • Suzanne G

    May 17, 2017 #11 Author

    I recharge by doing yoga, meditation or going for a walk with my dog.

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  • heidi c.

    May 17, 2017 #12 Author

    I take time to read before bed.

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  • Kristina

    May 17, 2017 #13 Author

    Yoga class or a long walk…preferably near the ocean :)

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  • Juliee Fitze

    May 18, 2017 #14 Author

    A set of stretches help me recharge my body.

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  • Christine Murray

    May 18, 2017 #15 Author

    I like to exercise or read. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  • tracy k

    May 18, 2017 #16 Author

    i recharge with a nice long bath and a glass of wine.

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  • jan

    May 18, 2017 #17 Author

    to recharge I like going for a ride on my bike

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  • Jenness M

    May 18, 2017 #18 Author

    I curl up in bed with a good book.

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  • Maria

    May 19, 2017 #19 Author

    1/2 zumba class, shower and then have my coffee

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  • Julie D

    May 19, 2017 #20 Author

    I love to recharge with a spin or barre class.

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  • Andrea

    May 19, 2017 #21 Author

    I do Yoga to recharge!

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  • Shirley S

    May 19, 2017 #22 Author

    I recharge by doing yoga and going for a walk.

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  • Luisa

    May 20, 2017 #23 Author

    I go for a long walk while listening to my favorite music

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  • Christina D

    May 20, 2017 #24 Author

    I go for a run.

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  • Karla Sceviour

    May 21, 2017 #25 Author

    I go for a walk,if it is nice out,,or exercise inside if it isn`t. Or sometimes I take a bubble bath,,or eat a chocolate bar..haha

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    • Julie D

      May 22, 2017 #26 Author

      “Or eat a chocolate bar” ha ha. I’m with you there.

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  • Lynda Cook

    May 21, 2017 #27 Author

    I relax in complete quiet with a eye mask on to keep any light out and that helps me out a lot!

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  • Kam

    May 21, 2017 #28 Author

    I go for a walk to recharge!

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  • Cheryl

    May 23, 2017 #29 Author

    I enjoy going for a massage at a nearby spa or spending the day at a downtown spa if I can escape for the entire day. 💖

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  • Cheryl

    May 23, 2017 #30 Author

    I go to the spa for a quick massage or for a day or water therapies, a massage, lunch and reading. I don’t get to go often. Would love to go more.

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    • Cheryl

      May 27, 2017 #31 Author

      I entered every day except today and it says I didn’t have the full amount of entries while yesterday I had maximum entries :(

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  • Soozle

    May 23, 2017 #32 Author

    I like to read and unwind a little to recharge

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  • Tara

    May 23, 2017 #33 Author

    I read in the sun – anytime there is any sun!

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  • Tricia Cooper

    May 23, 2017 #34 Author

    I like to take a bath, do some yoga and/or go for a walk (on the beach works best — LOL!). I am also interested in trying a float!

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  • Jenny Major

    May 23, 2017 #35 Author

    I go for a long walk with my puppy to recharge

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  • LUZVIMINDA Gunter-Smith

    May 26, 2017 #36 Author

    I love everything to recharge by doing some gardening and some meditatiom

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  • Jeannie Lam

    May 26, 2017 #37 Author

    I like to recharge with a walk on the seawall

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  • Shannon

    May 26, 2017 #38 Author

    I use saje products to recharge and go to the spa and have family time!

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  • Jonnie

    May 26, 2017 #39 Author

    I listen to music to recharge

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