I Am Not Super Mom – Taking on the Orange Rhino Challenge: No Yelling For One Year.

I Am Not Super Mom - Taking on the Orange Rhino Challenge: No Yelling For One Year.

I am not Super Mom. It has taken some time to realize that. I cannot take on everything, I cannot do it all on my own. I seem to have lost every bit of time management skills I had before I was a mom. I was capable of multi-tasking and getting so much done. Now, I’m lucky if the house is not a complete disaster and there are clean diapers. That doesn’t even count throwing in my ever-expanding work schedule. What started off as a max of 15 hours a week has expanded to full time. So I juggle … [Continue reading...]

Going To The Big D, And I Don’t Mean Dallas. Disney, Here I Come! #totstravels

Going to the big d

I am about to do something I said I would never do. I am happy with my decision, but I am constantly second guessing my choice. I am also very nervous, as this decision affects my entire family. I sometimes think my children will never forgive me. Can I live with that? Enough with the dramatics. I was notified April 1st (yes, April Fool's Day of all days), that I had chosen to be one of the bloggers to win a trip with Allegiant Air. I was in complete shock. Me, with this lil' ol' blog in this … [Continue reading...]

What Can Your Scarves Do For You? Build an outfit from a scarf

Build an outfit from a scarf

If you're anything like me, you find it difficult to pull out of a rut. I find myself wearing the same outfits time and time again. As demonstrated last month, one way to cure closet monotony is to challenge yourself to a capsule wardrobe. I have recently discovered another way to spruce up my outfits and force myself to wear a greater variety of pieces and colours, through the use of my trusty scarves. Now, I love scarves. In fact, love is an understatement. I can't help but repeat this … [Continue reading...]

Small Space Gardening : Apartment Living

Small Space Gardening : Apartment Living

You want to start a vegetable garden (or any garden really), but you just don't have the space. Or a yard. How do you even think about gardening when you live in an apartment like me and not only don't have a yard, but are living in cramped quarters? Yahoo! Voices has some fantastic advice on apartment gardening.  They say that as long as you have a porch or a balcony that gets sunlight, you can grow a variety of fruits and vegetables and plants. Using containers to garden is … [Continue reading...]

What’s Trending for Spring Dresses?

What's Trending in Spring Dresses

Spring brings a rush of weddings, parties and festivities, and we all want to go looking our best, right? One very popular color trend this spring is Radiant Orchid, a warm and inviting shade of lavender. Icy pastels and sweet shades of pink are also showing up in fashionable venues. An adventurous pairing of lighter shades with bright hues is another fun trend you might be noticing. Classic black and white have also made a come back, which is good because it's a color pairing that most of us … [Continue reading...]

Take a Minute To Pause

Take a Minute To Pause

Just the other night I woke up at 5am for no apparent reason. Do you think I could fall back asleep? Nope I was WIDE awake. There was no reason to be up. None of the little ones were making any noise. The dog was asleep, my boyfriend was asleep. There wasn’t even any outside noise. So again – no reason to be awake – but there I was wide awake. Normally this would irritate me. My alarm does not go off until 6:30am there is 1.5 hours of precious sleep that I should be having right now. That didn’t … [Continue reading...]

Guiding Children Through a Natural Disaster

Getting Children Through A Natural Disater

  On March 23, 2014 our county experienced a tragic natural disaster. The OSO landslide came without a warning that Saturday and wiped out homes and families. There are still many missing and we lost so many already. The entire neighboring towns including my own town I live in less than 20 miles from the slide is embracing Oso, Wa. My son is 5 and not only does he catch our local news break ins as they update us throughout the day, we have helicopters continuously flying over our house and … [Continue reading...]

Toddler Skin Care Routine – From Winter to Spring with #AveenoBabies

Toddler Skin Care Routine - From Winter to Spring with #AveenoBabies

I am not sure where you live but here in South Western Ontario (Canada) we have had a brutal winter. It has been cold and snowy (the most snow I can remember – ever). If you have lived in a cold climate you probably understand my frustrations of trying to keep up with a skin care routine when you are going from hot (inside a nice heated home) to cold (anywhere outside). It is hard enough keeping my skin care in check let alone my 2 year old’s (BG). I was thrilled when Aveeno contacted … [Continue reading...]