My Life

Watching my mom struggle with Arthritis #TylenolArthritis

I, much like most people, always assumed that arthritis only affected older people, and by older I mean grand parents (Sorry Grandma!). It never seemed like a younger person ailment and I never really gave it a second thought. That is until my mom started to struggle with arthritis  pain in her late 30’s, it started very small with just twinges here and there, stiffness that we chalked up to

pregnancy and infant loss awareness month

October is infant & pregnancy loss awareness month. I’m going to get a bit personal here and share a story that not very many people outside of my personal circle really know. It’s a hard topic for me to talk about and it still drudges up some painful memories; though I believe that healing comes from sharing and I hope my story can bring hope to other women.

Hold the Line - Support BC Teachers

I’m sure there are thousands of parents that are so happy their kids are finally back in school. Losing nearly a month of education not only puts stress on the teachers & children but also on the grade curriculum. Kids don’t remember everything they learned the previous year, with 2 months off from your regular job I’m sure there would be things you would forget as well, now add on

Grandparents Day, Papa & Livvy

Happy Grandparents Day! National Grandparents Day in Canada began in 1995.  It is celebrated on the second Sunday in September where our neighbours to the south celebrate it on the first Sunday after Labour Day. Nothing beats a grandparent memory, sneaking cookies and sleep overs, being loaded up on sugar and being sent home, listening to stories about “back in the day”.. we all remember our grandparents houses. We at

TBT dad and me

On TBT (Throwback Thursday) I’m remembering my dad. Tomorrow, September 12, 2014, marks the 8 year anniversary of my dad’s passing. There are so many things in my life that have happened since that he’s missed. My dad did not live the perfect life. Like many of us, he struggled through the years with addiction and depression. It is hard for me to look at the above picture and see how

wild roots juice cleanse

You might think I’m crazy, but that definitely says what you think it says. I’m tackling a juice cleanse. Right.Now. I entered a contest a couple of weeks ago through Boombaloo Magazine, a super exciting one that ended with me winning a 3 day juice cleanse from Wild Roots Juice Bistro! If you could have seen me when I got the instagram push notification you would have laughed, I was