• 5 Sunscreen Spots You May Be Forgetting

    It is hot out there, friends! The sun is blazing and we are in the heat of the Summer! We parents tend to prioritize putting sunscreen on our kids, because our natural instinct is to protect them. Often we forget to protect ourselves though. News flash – Moms get sunburns too! Consider this your reminder to lotion yourself up before going outside! When it comes to putting on sunscreen, it’s easy to quickly spray some on our shoulders, nose, and our chest, but we’re actually missing critical areas; areas that are more prone to melanoma then you may realize. Here are a few to watch out for: 1. Your Scalp…

  • I Think It’s Time To Retire From Blogging

    I think it’s time to retire from blogging. That sounds very dramatic and I don’t really mean it to be, but it is what it is. I actually feel like I’ve been on this journey for a while now. “It’s Not About Choosing What You Want Right Now, It’s About Choosing What You Want Most” – Rachel Hollis Over the past few months, I’ve felt a strong desire to pull back. I’ve felt the need to share less, and focus more on the moments right in front of me versus capturing them with the intent to share with others. You know when you’re experiencing something and your automatic reaction is…

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    Summer Safety in the Country

    Our favourite thing about our new house is the outdoor space! When we lived in the townhouse in the city, we ended up spending a majority of our time inside. It just took way more effort to play outside. Now that we have acres of land to call our own, the kids have their own personal playground and are getting fresh air for hours a day. Whether their jumping on the trampoline or playing with the chickens, we’re soaking up a lot more Vitamin D then we ever have before! Some days we even do our schoolwork outside, because why not? Summer Safety in the Country Because we spend so…

  • Why I’m Becoming A Travel Agent (On Top Of Everything Else)

    When I announced that I was becoming a Travel Agent, most people we’re very enthusiastic. Travel has always been my passion and I already spend a fair amount of time helping others book trips. It just makes sense, right? I’ve been blogging for years and travel has always been a large part of those stories. I believe in making memories as a family and stepping outside our every day life to try new things. Travel writing has given me more opportunities to do that, but the landscape of that industry has been shifting. Currently, it’s all about that model-like family on Instagram. If that’s you, work it. Leverage it! But…

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    VICTORIA with the KIDS | What We Loved About This Coastal City

    Ferry rides, history, and hands-on fun; It’s truly a wonder that we hadn’t done Victoria with the kids sooner! When my husband got called away for a work conference, I decided it was the perfect excuse to explore the city. It had been nearly a decade since my last visit. I knew Victoria was beautiful, being a picturesque city nestled on the Southern tip of Vancouver Island, but what did it have to offer families? I’d been to Craigdarroch Castle, wandered the Legislature Building, and enjoyed meals with a view of the harbor. You can do these things with little ones in tow, but my goal was to find out the…