{FOOD} How To Snap Insta-Worthy Food Photos With Your iPhone

With fantastic food photos dominating your Instagram feed, it can be tempting to snap and share every dish you eat, but you’ll quickly discover that without the proper tips and tools, it can be challenging to get that great shot with nothing more than an iPhone in your hand. Restaurants are usually dimly-lit, leaving your […]

{FAMILY} How Can Mindfulness Help Our Kids?

When I hear the word “mindfulness”, I think of the scene in Eat, Pray, Love where Julia Roberts’ character attempts to meditate for the first time. She folds her legs, pinches her thumbs and forefingers together, closes her eyes, and says to herself, “Ok, simply empty your mind. You’re going to sit here for an […]

{Travel} 3 Girls’ Weekend Getaways You’ll Want To Book Now

If you’re anything like me, you often daydream of packing up and heading out of town for a weekend getaway with your best girls. And while it’s easy to envision lounging by a pool, settling in at a spa, or living it up through laughter-induced late nights with your ladies, the biggest challenge is always […]

{FAMILY} Trampoline Testers: One Year Later

It’s been exactly one year since my family was gifted a Springfree Trampoline in exchange for my honest review, so I thought it would be a good time to update you all on how it’s been going for our family. Over the past year, our trampoline has been draped in over 2 feet of wet, […]

{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 […]