Browsing Category: Motherhood

School Days 2018

I can’t believe that both of our little girls are in school! Miss A. is off to three-year-old Preschool and Miss V. is off to Kindergarten. It has been a big adjustment for everyone, mostly in terms of how exhausted we all are with the new schedule, but both girls are so excited and happy to be in school– no tears over here! Well, at least from them, that is 😉 Both of our kids are incredibly social and they have enjoyed meeting new friends! Each of the girls and I celebrated their first day of school with a visit to our favourite market for a bag of candy… naturally.  Continue Reading

Back to School: Kindergarten Ready!

Kindergarten List

I cannot believe my first baby will be heading off to Kindergarten this year! I have a five year old? I’m in total disbelief. Miss V on the other hand is so ready for Kindergarten. She’s been writing notes for her teacher and putting them into her back pack all week. The cutest.  This is a list of our top five kindergarten must-haves! Read on if you’re getting ready for back to school and needs some tried and tested products! Continue Reading

Parenting Books For Connection, Love, & Presence

Parenting Book Guide

With Fall just around the corner, the thought of busy schedules is lurking. Paired with an ever increasing amount of stuff and demands, no wonder we can become overwhelmed. This list of parenting books shares the common theme of connection. From being present, to simplifying, to focusing on love and togetherness, these inspiring reads shine light on the idea that sometimes less is more.

I hope you find some inspiration and helpful strategies for enjoying time together and parenting with love!

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Slow Summer, Five Ways

summer wild flowers

Summertime and the livin’ is easy. Words to live by, friends. Can you believe summer is halfway over? Before we know it the kids will be back to school and fall routine will return. So how can we lavish in what remains of summer break? We’re amidst a serious heat wave in the Okanagan, which means doing a bit less and relaxing a bit more. Here are five simple ways to kick back, relax, and enjoy this hot summer weather!

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Not Another Manic Morning

I love me a slow Sunday morning. Staying in pjs, sipping coffee, and taking my sweet time to get the day started. I mean, that is until the kids start fighting 😉 Nonetheless, maybe it’s Sunday’s fault that Monday mornings get such a bad rap. Monday can feel like a hard shift back to reality, but, a few simple changes to your morning routine can start your week off on a positive note.

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My Month: April Faves

April Faves

Spring has truly sprung! April brought a little rain, so much sunshine, and promises of summer on the way! We had a busy month prepping for our business’ prime season, so we found some balance playing outdoors with the girls. No agenda, no place to be, just good old fun outdoor play. The sunshine is so refreshing after a long winter and we are going to ride the outdoor play-all-day mantra for the next six months straight. Since the month seemed to fly by, I’ll keep this monthly recap short and sweet!

Below are a few of my favourite things for April!

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Sleep Training & the Best Lovey for Babies

Does your babe have a lovey? We first started using one with our oldest daughter, Vienna, when we were sleep training. (If sleep training isn’t for you, please feel free to simply pass on this article #toeachtheirown). Miss V slept for 2-3 hours max at at time and while we were over the moon in love with all those new baby experiences, we were also Losing. Our. Minds.

One of the recommendations for sleep training was to have a “lovey” that always went to sleep with her and provided comfort. I think the proper reference is “transitional object”, but I’ll leave that to the sleep experts to discuss. 😉 Both of my girls have a lovey and they snuggle up and fall asleep easily with it every night.

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Hustle, Mama

H U S T L E Truth: I love to do all the things. It's who I am. In my bio, you'll learn that this has been true from a very young age. Sometimes I wonder if it's normal to think nearly everything can be a made into a job I'd love to have. It's actually probably a very good thing (and comforting to my husband) to know that I cannot for the life of me sew-- ya'all know I'd be madly making children's clothes and bows if I could but I'll leave that to the professional Mamas out there. In writing this post I  looked up the term hustle, just to set things straight. Hustle the verb by definition means to move quickly or hurriedly, whereas urban dictionary defines hustle as working towards a goal (often in the pursuit of money). Being rushed vs. chasing your dreams. Got it. Do you ever feel the intense pressure lately to be more, have more, do more, GO more? Me too, friend. Social media can be a bitch I tell ya. If you're nodding in agreement, have you ever paused in one of these self-worth, comparison kind of moments and considered if that is really for you?  Because that's what matters most. And while things might look and seem spectacular from the outsider's perspective, if you are chasing someone else's passion you are going to run your ass off for something that won't pan out the same for you, because it is not yours. Being present and slowing down is good. SO good. For your soul, your heart, and your head. And in that, you'll find your own hustle. Your passion to work for. Your alignment. The things that make you WANT to Hustle, in the verb sense. I'm all for the hustle, on your terms, for your passions. My hustle is raising my girls-- to be thoughtful, kind, and amazing people-- while pursuing my personal passions, from my career, to blogging, to health and wellness. I enjoy all of these things. Lately, it seems its pretty easy to get caught up in keepin' up. Hustling for someone else's take on life. But their hustle doesn't have to be your hustle. YOU DO YOU.  Maybe you do a lot, maybe you do a little. Maybe you work from home. Maybe you work out of your home. Maybe you cook. Maybe you don't. Maybe you are creative. Maybe you are athletic. Maybe you love politics, or wellness, or style and beauty. Maybe you love all of these things. Maybe you do some of them. Find your passion. Make that your ow

Truth: I love to do all the things. It’s who I am. You can find me pursuing many side hustles daily. In my bio, you’ll learn that this has been true from a very young age. Sometimes I wonder if it’s normal to think nearly everything can be a made into a job I’d love to have. It’s probably a very good thing (and comforting to my husband) to know that I cannot for the life of me sew– ya’all know I’d be madly making children’s clothes and bows if I could.

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