Did you know that Netflix features award-winning documentaries? I’m always on the hunt for a good documentary!
What makes a good documentary?
To me, it’s when the film has made an impact on you in some way. Some films leave my head shaking in disbelief, and other films leave me wanting to learn more about a topic. I love when the conclusion of a documentary leaves you with no real resolution – it can become frustrating to not ever really know the truth – which of course is the beauty of a good documentary. View Post
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I was recently introduced to the novel concept of “me time” by a friend. This differs from “kid-free” time simply because “me time” is not time to do things you’re ‘supposed’ to do, it’s not a time for errands. It’s a time to be selfish – and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
When I have “kid-free time” what do I usually do? I’ll vacuum. I’ll do the groceries without listening to incessant whining. I’ll send some emails in silence… but do I ever really do what I want to do – just for my own pleasure?
No. Not I don’t. View Post
This grilled cheese is all grown up! Filled with a creamy mixture of Gruyere and Fontina cheeses, a sprinkling of basil and a drizzle of sweet honey, it’s a sophisticated treat for lovers of sweet and savoury!
I love to cook, but I don’t always have time to make recipes with 90 minute prep and cooking times. We eat out more often than I like, but I really try to make the effort to provide my family with nutritious foods – scratch that, actually! To be honest, I make an effort for my kids and make sure they have nutritious meals, and my husband and I are left on the backburner! …Oops. View Post
I’m made this the year of ‘Get Shit Done!‘ and I’ve been spending some time soul-searching, trying to figure out what really stokes my fire, and how I can bring that passion into my everyday life. How I can create a life that invokes the way I want to feel by doing the things I’m passionate about. (I’ll get to my favourite podcasts for bloggers, creatives, and entrepreneurs in a second, I promise!)
One of these things that I’m passionate about is blogging. I’ve spent over 20 years online (let that sink in for a second…) and throughout that time I’ve taught myself how to code, mastered Photoshop, I learned how to create websites, I’ve learned the ins and outs of social media, I’ve got a diploma in marketing, and I’ve taken numerous courses over the years to become ‘successful’ at blogging through various income streams, influencer marketing and social media management. Phew. Long run-on sentence, anyone? View Post
When I had kids, I knew that I would never become a “soccer mom” or a “hockey mom”. The early wake up times, shuffling sports gear to and fro, and the possibility of driving an actual “family vehicle” brought me fear and loathing…! I wasn’t very sporty either, so how did I end up being a “ski mom”? View Post
I’ve really been trying to incorporate a healthy lifestyle for our family this year. I’m paying more attention to the food that we eat, sneaking in veggies and fruits when I can, and making ‘family time’ more active! I’m constantly on the look out for fun things to do, and meal ideas for our family, and that’s why I’m super stoked for the Healthy Family Expo! View Post
I know mornings are hectic in my house – yours too? Let’s just all agree that mornings can be crazy and it feels like we don’t have enough time to make a healthy, nutritious breakfast… but that doesn’t have to be the case!
I have been so hooked on starting each and every morning with a delicious breakfast and toast is one of my staples! I love to jazz it up with different toppings and get creative with it! Making time for breakfast every day is easy with this Honey, Yogurt & Avocado Toast recipe made with Dempster’s Honey Wheat bread!
I have to admit, sometimes I indulge a little more than I should. A little too much chocolate and a little too much Netflix… my partner and I have our favourite shows that we watch together when we’re not too exhausted and have a couple of hours before bed to spare. But then, there are those nights where he’s gone to bed early and I just cannot sleep….
Yes, I cheat a little sometimes. View Post
So… if you’re anything like me, I can safely assume that you’re a busy person who loves their caffeine! Am I right? Well, if that’s the case then you’re in luck because I’m showing you how to brew the BEST cup of coffee using Bulletproof Coffee Beans.
There’s a certain method to brewing the cup of coffee, and what’s beautiful is that it can be a little different for everyone! I have been so hooked on starting every morning with a cup of coffee made with Bulletproof Coffee Beans – and let me tell you why! View Post
This is the time to do the work. This is my year of #GetShitDone.
Entrepreneur life doesn’t always go as planned, and there are times where I really spread myself waaaay too thin. The funny thing is, I don’t actually recognize when I’m sinking until I’m already deep in shit. True story. View Post
This year we’ve made a conscious effort as a family to eat healthy, nutritious foods, and to do so, we’ve included our children in choosing our the foods we eat. But how do you make sure that the picky eater is getting the nutrition he needs?
Our younger son is a picky eater – meaning he could easily survive off cheeseburgers, pizza, and crackers. It’s a struggle to get him to eat fruits and veggies, so I have to get creative when it comes to making meals, and being sure to choose the right snacks.
We want to have our kids choosing nutritious foods, instead of foods that simply appear healthy – and how do we do that? By teaching them how to check the Nutrition Facts on food! The Nutrition Facts table (NFt) is found on most packaged food products in Canada, including our favourite breakfast cereals, canned goods, and frozen foods. The Nutrition Facts table is KEY in helping you choose the nutritious choice for your growing kids! View Post