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....