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Life Lessons And Lunch

Life Lessons and Lunch

This post is part of the and Maple Lodge Farms #FamilyFirst sponsored program, I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. This post reflects my personal option about the information provided by the sponsors. We’re finally in the lazy days of summer break!  Around this time of year I can’t help but find myself looking at my kids … Continue reading

5 Things We Can Do Together This Summer

5 things we can do together this summer

4 more weeks left of school. We’re practically in the home stretch. The leaves are starting to bud on the trees and the weather is warming up. I can see summer vacation on the horizon and I can not wait for it to come. Most summers are full of fun and sun but this summer we’re going to focus on doing … Continue reading

Roller Skating – week 3 of #52of39 (video)

52 weeks of being 39

  Week 3 of my #52of39 adventures takes me back, waaaaaay back to when I was 12, roller skating every weekend possible. I had forgotten how much I loved being on roller skates, the music, the smell of the wooden floor and the old carpets mixed with hot dogs and popcorn. Oh the good ol days.   Check out the … Continue reading

I Didn’t Die At Yoga – week 2 of #52of39 (video)

52 weeks of being 39

  Week 2 in my #52of39 adventures brought me to a yoga studio for the first time in my life. Yes, I’ve done yoga but I’ve never been in a studio, with people, and breathing, and more people. As you may know, I don’t like crowded places. However, my friend Lisa talked me into joining her for an evening yoga … Continue reading

52 Weeks Of Being 39 (video)

52 weeks of being 39

    It’s official, I’m 39 years old. gulp. Being on the verge of 40 doesn’t scare me in the least, however, being 39 brings up a lot of emotion for me. When I turn 40, it will be a success, a relief, a celebration and the end of a legacy. In fact, the celebration starts now. For the next … Continue reading

I’m 39, Can I Wear This Colour?

burts bees lipstick

    It’s almost my birthday, my 39th birthday to be exact, so I guess maybe it’s time for me to start acting like a grown up.   Maybe.   Ok, maybe it’s just time for me to use make up like a grown up.   Yeah, let’s just start there.   I confess that I haven’t worn lipstick in … Continue reading

Teen Drama Begins At 12

  I’ve heard from some moms that the teen drama can actually start way before the teen years begin and here I am to tell you that for me, the teen drama begins at 12. Make no mistake, I’m counting myself lucky at this point, that we’ve been able to keep it at bay especially since I have 4, yes … Continue reading

My Cruze Thru Nashville

my cruze thru nashville

Nashville, Tennessee is a destination I would never have put on my list of places to visit but I recently found myself back in the southern American city for a second time and loved it even more than the first. My 27 hour adventure was filled with good food, lush scenery and fabulous company, all while testing out the brand newly … Continue reading

Take Family Movie Night To The Next Level

take family movie night to the next level

There’s no question, as my kids get older, I get more and more excited to share classics and favourites from my childhood with them. My friends at Netflix sent me this amazing box for the premiere and revival of Pee-Wee Herman in his latest adventure. I remember as a kid I would set the VCR to record Pee-Wee’s Playhouse on … Continue reading

Tips For Conquering Universal Studios Hollywood In One Day

tips for conquering universal studios hollywood in one day

Who says you can’t take 4 kids on an epic day trip lasting 16 hours and still have everyone come out alive? Not this gal. When the stars align, you can’t fight it, you just can’t. We booked our trip for spring break in Palm Springs, California, not knowing that a ‘short’ 2 hour drive (depending on traffic) would bring … Continue reading

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