{FAMILY} Ford Fusion Energi: Full-Sized SUV To Hybrid Sedan (Review)

I’m not going to lie, I love my full-sized SUV. It’s spacious (seats 8 people comfortably), allowing me to participate in multiple play dates, soccer carpools, and family road trips with ease. But there’s one thing that I dread when I’m driving my gas guzzler around town – that once-a-week routine of having to fill […]

{FAMILY} 5 Mind-Blowing Things You Didn’t Know About Ivivva

Known best as “lululemon for tweens”, ivivva tops the list of most active girls (aged 6-14) who strive to wear clothing that is not only functional, comfortable, and durable, but also totally stylish and on trend. Ivivva has been my daughter’s favourite clothing brand since the day she turned 8. She had never liked wearing jeans, and […]

{TRAVEL} 4 Places To Peruse & Play In Penticton

We had been pedalling for almost an hour, our noses red and our breath making small clouds of condensation with every exhale. As we rode our bikes side-by-side in silence, we took in the beauty of the Okanagan River Channel that flowed peacefully beside us. In the Summer months, this is the hub for warm-weather […]

{FAMILY} Treat Yourself To Truffles, Flowers & A Float This Mother’s Day [GIVEAWAY]

I love seeing the looks on my children’s faces as they waddle into my bedroom in the wee hours of Mother’s Day morning. They serve breakfast in bed (usually toast with jam, and a cup of coffee), and gift me their handmade crafts. As they sneak their hands in, hurriedly helping me to unwrap their creations, they ramble on rambunctiously about […]

{FAMILY} How To Prep Your Kids To Stay Home Alone For The First Time

When I was a kid, playing outside and staying home alone without parental supervision was the norm. I learned from an early age how to fend for myself, recognize boundaries, and stay safe, and never found myself in harm’s way as a result. I know it’s not the 70s anymore, but that doesn’t mean that we […]

{FAMILY} Monster Trucks Aren’t Just For Boys

I’ll confess, each year when I see that the Monster Jam® event is coming to town, I suggest that my husband take my son for a boys night out. Foolishly, the thought of taking the girls hadn’t ever crossed my mind. Not only does Monster Jam® offer fun for the whole family, but it features highly-skilled […]

{TRAVEL} I Left My Heart In San Diego

As my husband and I sat squished in the corner of a tiny tiki bar, sipping on our overly-garnished and generously-poured boozy drinks, a couple sitting next to us shot a knowing glance our way. We could tell that they were thinking the same thing as us: we were too old to be in this bar that was […]

{FOOD} Surprise Your Sweetheart With A Foodie Prize Pack

There’s one thing that I love (almost) as much as I love my family: food – so it makes perfect sense for me to celebrate the upcoming day of love with the gift of grub! Through my business, I’ve been fortunate to work with Brad Hill – an incredible photographer and publisher of the Foodie Book series. […]

{TRAVEL} My Top 4 Trips of 2016

The past year was filled with travel! I discovered some new destinations, and revisited some old ones, and I’ve loved sharing my adventures, discoveries and tips with my readers. Here are the places we explored in 2016 – both with and without our kids: BOWEN ISLAND, BC (September 2016) BC LIVING – Where To Enjoy Nature and […]

{RECIPE} Get In My Belly Brussels Sprouts

Growing up, nothing grossed me out more than the feeling of a soggy sphere of Brussels sprout dissolving on my tongue. I can still taste the bitter mush as I struggled to swallow it down – wincing in agony as I forked another chunk. Back then, it seemed the only way to serve a dish of […]