I have a seriously crazy life – and I know I am not the only one out there who does. I juggle a full time career, full time (and sometimes more it seems like!) blog life and life with a 5 year old in tow. Combining this with house work, taking time for just me and everything in between, I am always on the hunt for ways to streamline and make my life just a bit more efficient. Suffice to say, convenience food sometimes is a staple in our home; while I do my best to try to choose the best options sometimes you are really only left with whats available, I was so excited to learn that a new product has hit the market that meets ALL the criteria that I’ve been looking for in a fast, easy weeknight meal addition. Continue reading →
I can’t believe that in just a few short weeks A is going to be starting Kindergarten! It really feels like the past 5 years have flown by and I am slowly preparing myself for that first walk into school to leave her with a new teacher. With school approaching quickly, I’m also scurrying to get in last minute back to school shopping. Making sure that we have some great staples on hand to build on through the years, a good coat, a comfortable hoody she can zip up on her own, clothes that are stylish yet won’t break the bank and of course – some good quality shoes.
One of the first brands that was ever recommended to us for A growing up was Geox, a close friend of mine swears by their durability and long lasting design. I was a bit skeptical myself, kids destroy shoes afterall… don’t they? Turns out, not the case! A good quality shoe should last you until the child outgrows it, and they do exist folks!
Whether you’re in it for the mini donuts, the free concerts, spectacular shows or dizzying rides, there’s one thing I’m pretty sure we can all agree on: The Fair at the PNE is definitely a summer highlight! Every year, the behind-the-scenes people responsible for this 2 week event, strive to bring a balance of dependable favourites, world-class entertainment and fascinating exhibits. We were able to grab a sneak peek at what’s new this year, and believe me when I say 2016 will be no exception!
If you know me personally, you probably already know that I am a hardcore Disney fan. ALL things Disney, it’s hard not to be when you grew up with so many wonderful classics. Now that A is a little bit older and we’ve started introducing her to some old favourites, we’ve been so excited to find new modern toys that still touch on some of the nostalgic fun of original Disney characters.
TsumTsum (Stack Stack in Japanese) is a playful, adorable collection of favorite Disney characters that kids and the kid at heart can collect, stack and display. New from JAKKS Pacific is a collection of collectible figurines in three different sizes featuring most of the top, beloved Disney properties and characters of all time! Continue reading →
We’ve still got a few glorious summer weeks ahead of us folks! For many of us this means a road trip is in our future. Maybe to visit family, landmarks or back to school shopping, but no matter where you go or for how long, a road trip is just as synonymous with fun as it is with list making.
Lists of clothes to pack, toiletries to bring, medications, shoes, activities, emergency numbers. Toss a kid or more into the mix and the number of lists doubles and changes with age…their clothes, snacks for the car, snacks for destination, activities/books/technology for the car, separate clothes for the car, mega first aid pack. But there is one road trip list that should always remain the same. Your car’s. Because it’s kinda the most important part of the whole thing. Continue reading →
It’s hard to believe I am going on my 3rd year as a Leading Moms Ambassador, I have such fond memories of my very first time stepping into a room of heart strong women, how instantly inspired I was and how warmly we were all welcomed. It’s not often that you have an up close, intimidate chat with many of the influential moms you look up to in the media, but Leading Moms gives you that and more. In my first year as an attendee, I was able to chat one on one with Tamara Taggart and Taryn Brumfitt, two women that I so strongly admire. In my second year, I was able to have lunch with Morgane Oger, another mom who I strongly admire for her activism work in and around Vancouver. I was able to fully immerse myself in their stories, their challenges that so strongly resonated with my own battles and feel like I wasn’t alone.
And that’s Leading Moms. On Friday, September 23, 2016, Crisp Media (producer of VancouverMom.ca) will be hosting the fifth annual Leading Moms at the Vancity Theatre in downtown Vancouver. And YOU’RE invited. Continue reading →