5 Ways Ordering Your Groceries Will Get You Out Of A Jam

Groceries

Unfortunately, my fantasy of having a grocery store in my 'hood that offers a full-service wine bar for moms has yet to become a reality, so I've settled on a new dream: groceries delivered straight to my door. Thanks to my local Save-On-Foods, this dream has become a realistic reverie. Until recently, I was a terrible planner when it came to filling the cupboards in my home. I didn't like to pre-plan a week's worth of dinners (because: what if I were to change my mind?), and I didn't like to … read more...

(Barely) Surviving Summer As A Work-At-Home Mom

work mom

21 days until school's back in session. Yes, I'm counting. Don't get me wrong, we've definitely had some fun this Summer. We've enjoyed a week at a beautiful lake, we've had some fun get-togethers with friends, and we've taken advantage of every sun-drenched day that our city has had to offer. But while I've done my best to fill our days with active, kid-friendly activities, the work-life balance pendulum has definitely been swinging too far in the opposite direction over these past few … read more...

Why You Don’t Have To Be A Leader To Be A Leading Mom

Leading Mom

When I went to my first Leading Moms event in 2012, I was a bit skeptical. I was working in the corporate world, trying to climb the ranks to a senior leadership position. At the time, I didn't consider myself a 'leader'. I wasn't supervising staff, and I wasn't a key decision maker in the company. I worried that not carrying the title of Director, VP, or CEO in my job, made me an imposter - a wannabe leading mom. When I attended the event, my skepticism was immediately replaced with … read more...

Bits of Bee Turns 5

blogiversary

I can't believe how quickly time has flown by. My little blog has been buzzing along for 5 years now, and boy what a ride it has been. This past week, my family and I enjoyed a peaceful, fun-filled, (mostly) unplugged week by our favourite lake, and on my official blogiversary (July 30), I took a few moments for myself, to reflect on the past 5 years. Each year, on the anniversary of the day that I started this blog, I've reflected on my favourite moments and posts of the past year. … read more...

Recipe: Roasted Garden Vegetable Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad Recipe

While I cook all the meals in my home, I've become a lackadaisical chef. There was a time when I enjoyed cooking. When my relationship was new and I cooked to impress. When I didn't have fussy little mouths to feed. When new meals weren't met with dry heaves and gasps of disgust. Now, I cook to survive. To keep my family alive. My enthusiasm has dwindled, replaced with disdain. If I could hire a full-time chef - someone to nourish my family for me, I'd be in heaven. But at this time, I … read more...

This Is My Success Story

Success

Some may think that leaving a "dream job" with the Vancouver Canucks to pursue a part-time writing career is more of a cautionary tale that a true success story, but I'm proud of the path that I've chosen. Yes, the money pales in comparison to that of a full-time corporate job. And yes, freelance work can be fleeting, but I love what I do. For many, the recipe for success includes a showy salary, a nimble nine-to-five, and a sumptuous collection of stylish suits, but thats' just not me - … read more...

Tempted By The Fruit Of Another…

Tempted

Regardless of where you're at in life, the grass always seems to be greener on the other side. For me, this has always been the case when it comes to my career. When I was working in the corporate world, I dreamed of what life would be like to work remotely. I thought working from home would be the answer - the way to achieve the work-life balance that most desire. I left my office job to work from home in October of 2012. It was a huge decision, but one that I will never regret. I've been … read more...

Review: The Art House Supper Club

Galette de Pomme de Terre with Smoked Salmon

I don't think I'm the only one who wishes I could host intimate dinner parties with friends in my home, but the daunting task of creating a mouthwatering menu and a complimentary chic-yet-laid-back ambiance, keeps me from sending out the invites. I had heard about underground supper clubs, and had been intrigued by the idea of dining in a secret location with unfamiliar faces and undiscovered dinner dishes, but I didn't know that I had access to this unique dining experience in my own … read more...