Back to School with Sharpie & Papermate Inkjoy #SpreadLove

With back to school just around the corner, our home is full of the business of ‘getting ready’ for back to school! Supply lists abound, clothes shopping and new shoes are on the agenda, and life is finally getting back to normal around here – thank goodness!

My favourite part of going back to school is getting our lives back on track. Don’t get me wrong, summer is absolutely amazing and spending extra time with the family is always a good thing. But there’s something about having a routine that can’t be beat – and I love organizing our schedules and setting that routine up! View Post

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The Best Postpartum Abs Workout: A full review of Abs, Core & Pelvic Floor 30-Day Program by Natalie Hudson

Motherhood can make you feel stronger than you’ve ever felt before.

It’s true! Not only have you grown a little human being inside of you, you then gave birth, you’ve raised this little being with your whole heart, body and mind – and it takes strength to do so!

Yet no matter how strong we may feel, sometimes our physical strength just doesn’t match up. At least, that’s how I feel when it comes to my abdomen muscles and pelvic floor. View Post

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How to Go Vegan As a Family | Want to become a vegan with kids? It's easier than you think! Here are step by step ways to become vegan with your family.

Becoming a vegan is not as hard as you think it might be, but going vegan as a family can be a bit tricky! I’ve quickly discovered that going vegan is easy when you make an abundance of delicious vegan meals – crowding out whatever meat and dairy may have been in your diet before with an abundance of veggies, whole grains, and plant-based proteins.

Yes, going vegan can be easy. But throw in an 11 year old that won’t eat onions or peppers, and a 5 year old whose dream diet consists of pizza and cheeseburgers, and suddenly going vegan as a family becomes a little more difficult. Here are some tips and tricks I’ve learned this past week on how to go vegan as a family without losing your mind!

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Kids outside skateboarding in Fernie

Kids have so much access to digital entertainment and media these days that they’re getting less and less time outdoors. When my kids spend time outside playing and having fun, they are so much happier than being cooped up inside all day – and that makes me happy!

Outside physical activity does such a wonder for kids both mentally and physically, and it helps get their energy out in fun and positive ways. We’re always motivating our kids to get outside, play in the woods, get on their bikes, skateboards, scooters, and anything else that moves, and have fun being outdoors in nature. View Post

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How I Became a FitBit Addict #90DaysToHealth

Do you remember when the Fitbit first came out years ago? Women everywhere were getting them for Christmas, for birthdays, or just because it was the coolest, newest thing – and everyone was obsessed with it. I would see people in the grocery store wearing their FitBits, my Facebook feed regularly included a Fitbit meme, and people bragged about their steps on IG.

And me?

I rolled my eyes at all of it. View Post

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90 Days to Health: Day Two #90DaystoHealth

Today is Day Two to a Healthier Me!

I’m still feeling super motivated and excited about the changing our lifestyles and heading on a healthier path. Which is great but being the eternal realist I know that the feeling will probably dissipate over the next few weeks and I have to be prepared for that!

And I’m still getting the hang of trying to cook vegan, quickly, easily, and without thinking. Today I worked in the Village, out of the house. I started my day off with water and lemon, and then a green smoothie (spinach, goji berries, mango, flax meal, protein powder, almond milk), which held me over for a while. I got a matcha latte (made with soy milk) and a vegan energy ball at a cafe, where I worked for a while. View Post

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90 Days Health Challenge

Today is Day One to a healthier me.

I’ve embarked on a 90 days journey for my health. Why? What do I hope to achieve at the end of these 90 days? I want to lose weight, of course but that’s not all. I want to feel stronger in my body, I want to keep up with my kids, and I want to be happy with myself. I want to feel healthy.

And I’ve got to start somewhere.

So today is the first of my 90 days to health, and I want to share with you how I’m doing this. View Post

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