Today is my 42nd birthday. And I'm quite happy about it.
Now I know not a lot of people are happy about getting older, but I happen to wear my age as a badge of honour.
I've accomplished a great deal in my life, thus far. And I'm pretty proud of that. I'm also proud to be a mom, who is exceptionally proud of her kids - and who they are becoming through each passing year.
I really think that birthdays are a time to reflect, a time to look back at what you have accomplished - and a time to look forward on what you have yet to do.
With the kids back in school this month, I've discovered that it has put everyone in our household back in to a good routine.
During the summer months, the kids were able to stay up later, eat a lot of sweet treats and have dinner at the "continental" time of 8pm.
Now that they have to get up at 7:00am every morning and go to school for the day, it has helped put their schedule back on track....
I just had coffee with an amazing mom and entrepreneur today and like most of my "coffee dates", I came away more inspired and passionate about what I do, more than ever.
I love being a mom, and what set me on my journey to writing, being a mom entrepreneur and experiencing so much of life's gifts is because of my children. They drive me to be the best I can be for myself and for them.
I want to be a good example to my children. It's one of the reasons I chose to be at home with them. But I also wanted more - and that's ok.....
I’ve never figured myself for a cruising kind of girl. I grew up taking airplanes, long road trips and camping in the woods. So when I had the opportunity to take my two children (aged nine and six) on the Disney Wonder Cruise, I wasn’t sure what to expect.
I think my biggest fear was feeling like I was trapped with nothing to do once I left port.
That’s probably one of the biggest misconceptions about taking a cruise.
We took the Disney Wonder from Vancouver with a stop over in San Francisco, carrying on to LA. It was a six-night repositioning cruise - which offers great deals when you can snag one (approximately $830-2,400 per person depending on cabin)....
It's funny how the things we think are the least controversial, turn out to be the most.
A few weeks back, I wrote an article for the Now newspaper on my recent trip to Las Vegas.
Much to my disappointment, I witnessed several parents dragging their kids along the Vegas strip at all hours of the night. I was horrified to say the least.....
So I just returned from Whistler with the family.
We left on Tuesday and drove up to stay at the Chateau Whistler (click here to view Hotel) - which was offering a great deal on their rooms for mid-week stay.
I was a bit stressed about the drive; as the last time I had been up to Whistler I felt like I was living dangerously. There were too many narrow lanes, tailgaters and speeders surrounding me.
However - this drive was different - and it wasn't the only thing that I found surprising....