About Tara & Helisa

Photo Credit: Jodie Hadden Photography

Tara is a 30 something-year-old full time working professional/mom originally from Ontario, she now calls “The Heights” in North Burnaby British Columbia home. She’s spent 10 rewarding years as an Office Coordinator working in the wellness sector and is passionate about helping others find the natural path back to health. She’s a mom to an energetic daughter named Alivia who loves music in every form, is obsessed with Pokemon & My Little Pony and wakes up smiling each day. With a spontaneous family with a love for the outdoors (they do live in one of the most picturesque provinces!) they spend as much time as they can exploring their neighborhood and what beautiful British Columbia has to offer.

As a saver at heart, she has a major passion for living and teaching others how to live a frugal lifestyle. As a reformed “extreme couponer” who once boasted a stockpile worth over $30,000, she’s discovered tips and tricks that any family can incorporate into their everyday lifestyle to save, without sacrificing family activities.


Helisa is a stay at home mom of two with a  hard working hubby who is regularly dispatched out of town. When she isn’t cleaning house, she enjoys baking and making with her kids, contesting, cosmetics, and using her sarcastic wit . Originally from Ontario, she has made beautiful British Columbia her home since 2002.

You’ll see a lot of personal opinions on this blog as we share what great gems we have found while exploring with kids in tow. We’ll help you find ways to keep your little ones entertained and engaged while still staying within a budget.

Our integrity on this blog is extremely important to us, we will always share our honest opinions with our readers. From time to time we may receive products in exchange for reviews and include them on this blog; all opinions are our own and not influenced by sponsors.

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  1. I enjoyed reading your mini-profiles! Keep up the good work 🙂


  2. It’s good to find some fellow former Ontarian Burnaby blogging moms online. Your blog has a nice feel! Rachael at Go Munchkin.


  3. Hi Helisa,

    It was really great chatting with you at the Burnaby Family and Volunteer fair today (Saturday). Looking forward to connecting and seeing each other around the school playground 🙂

    Have a great summer,
    Chat soon.



  4. This is good to know, I live quite close to you in BC.


  5. Love your blog , such great info and love motherhood and the community you have built around it!


  6. Love everything about your page ♥️


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