When they asked the little girl where her home was she replied - Where mother is


My Birthday


Kids and MeToday 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.

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Back in the Swing of Things


Back to School

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....

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Living the Life You Deserve


SkateboardingI 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.....

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Disney Cruise Makes For A Relaxing Vacation


Disney Wonder

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)....

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Las Vegas and Kids Don't Mix


kids and vegasIt'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.....

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Whistler Family Magic


WhistlerSo 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....

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