Creating Family Traditions

Here in Canada, it’s our May long-weekend. In a few weeks I’m finally getting my yard landscaped (we’ve lived in our home for almost 2 yrs now and we have a backyard full of mud and weeds…but not for long!), so while we don’t have a green...

My Child Is Not Fat – But She Thinks She Is.

I saw a recent statistic that claimed 91% of women are unhappy with their bodies and that 1-in-4 girls under the age of 7 have tried to lose weight. My first reaction was to shake my head and think how horrible for that girl. And then I realized – that girl was...

How to Stop Game of 72

There’s a new threat to our teens that has gained popularity in Europe through social media. It’s called the Game of 72. The game is very simple. You run away for 72 hours and see how much panic you can cause. Sounds fun, right? (insert sarcasm if you...

First Date Thoughts From A Mom With Girls

When I was a teenager, I had a ‘few’ boyfriends – they were all very sweet, kind, exciting, fun and looking back, I can see how they helped to shape my life. But one thing I do remember the most – they were all friends first. They were all boys...

We Teach Our Daughters Their Worth

My oldest daughter turns 16 today and if you’ve been following me on Instagram or FB then you’ll have seen I took her on a trip – something I promised my kids I would do for this special birthday years ago. This trip was important for a few reasons:...

Apps To Help Fight Cyber Bullying For Kids

There are days that I want to take away my kids electronics and place them in a bubble where they are completely protected – even though I know that in today’s world, that type of protection isn’t possible. Whether it’s on a game site where my...