Sugar, lemon and water. What does that make you think of? Lemonade? A hot soothing beverage? Hair removal? If you said ‘huh?’ to that last one, you need to read on. Known as ‘sugaring’, this ancient hair removal method is gentle on the skin and gentle on the environment and will leave you feeling soft and smooth for way longer than shaving ever could. In fact, as a shaving only type of gal, I’ve now ditched the razor entirely! All thanks to Sugar’d Cloverdale and a big nudge from my bestie. Continue reading →
Bullying is something that happens daily, if not hourly for some people. As a survivor of bullying in both middle and high school, I know just how long those scars travel with you. Even as an adult, my self-esteem suffers on a regular basis when I am triggered by something from my childhood. Even with zero bullying tolerance in many schools, it isn’t enough. With the rise of cyber bullying it seems that more and more people are suffering regularly.London Drugs aims to help eradicate bullying and with your help! Canadian retailer London Drugs is proud to continue as an official retail partner for the #PinkShirtDay campaign, along with organizers CKNW Orphans Fund in support of anti-bullying programs – and you can join in too!
If you are a lover of beautiful horses, incredibly talented acrobatics and breathtaking set changes then I have a show that is just for you. Cavalia Odysseo is here in Vancouver and it is blowing Vancouver’s mind once again! With crowds fighting for tickets left right and center, so much so that they needed to add in extra shows just to meet demand. Cavalia: Odysseo has been extended to March 5th, so there’s still time to grab your tickets and experience this amazing, one of a kind show for yourself. Continue reading →
February in BC brings more than just valentines and cherry blossoms, it also brings Family Day! It’s a relatively new holiday for us; our first one was in 2013 but it’s always a holiday we look forward to. It’s all about having some time off from work and school to spend some extra quality time with the ones we love. Typically, we spend our 3-day weekend going swimming or skating, playing board games or maybe going to a movie. We have lazy sleep-in mornings and some fun in the kitchen; baking or making dinner together. Things we love to do that our busy schedules don’t often allow during the week. Between activities, school drop-offs and pick-ups and everyday events it seems there isn’t much time to just slow down. Continue reading →
No matter what our differences, kindness is always a choice worth making. This year Metropolis at Metrotown has joined the movement against bullying, working with the CKNW Orphans’ Fund for Pink Shirt Day from February 6 – 22, 2017. Bullying at schools and work places is still very much a problem and by pledging to support this initiative, you are helping to eliminate bullying, offering support to those who need it and most importantly, making sure no one feels alone. Children who are bullied suffer more headaches, stomachaches, depression and anxiety, they are at greater risk of suicide, and they are more likely to miss school or suffer poor grades. This is just a few statistics from Prevnet.ca and many reasons why we support #PinkShirtDay wholeheartedly. Let’s end bullying – together.
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. I have cards for the kids’ school, treats for the parties, and some chocolates for the kids, and I felt pretty prepared. Until I realized I had done nothing for my husband! We don’t make a big deal out of Valentine’s Day, usually flowers or chocolate, maybe a night at the movies if we can secure a sitter. But I really wanted to do something different this year. Since our youngest started Kindergarten in September and our daughter added a touring choir to her busy music schedule, we’ve been busier than ever. All this running around, working, reading, writing, play dates and birthday parties have left us with very little time for ourselves, never mind time to be romantic. And the time we do have to unwind together, we fall asleep watching tv or playing on our phones. I know, I know. But I also know we aren’t the only ones.Continue reading →