Staying Ahead Of The Back To School Chaos

Staying Ahead Of The Back To School Chaos

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I can’t believe that the new school year is less than a few weeks away, can you? So many emotions and so much to do before it all begins! Like most parents, we try to do our school shopping early but always tend to find ourselves shuffling at the very last minute to pick up those last few supplies just days before the big day. What makes it even more crazy is that this year my children are attending a school that does not have a uniform so that…

Inspired By Music – The Beat Bugs, A Netflix Original Series #StreamTeam

Inspired By Music – The Beat Bugs, A Netflix Original Series #StreamTeam

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ So many great memories happen when my family is together, little moments are those I cherish forever and usually are accompanied by a soundtrack of our lives. Music is everywhere, I can still remember what was playing when all those tiny momentous moments happened in my life, and I am thrilled that even through the chaos of motherhood I can still hold onto those moments with my kids and husband too. I have always been a huge Beatles fan, listening to them since before I was born because…

Healthy, Organic & Easy Mealtime Ideas #SeedsOfChangeCA

Healthy, Organic & Easy Mealtime Ideas #SeedsOfChangeCA

With the school rush just around the corner, mama is already stressing and trying to get new ideas for quick, nutritious meals for those after school rushes between homework and the dinner table. I am always looking for easy dinner ideas with sustainable nutritious ingredients for my little monsters and let me tell you first hand, this one can’t be beat! Seeds of Change offers bags of microwavable or stove-top rice flavors that you can quickly warm and serve! Read to eat in just 90 seconds flat – yes that’s right, 90 seconds!!…

Pokemon Go Is Taking Over The World – Literally!

Pokemon Go Is Taking Over The World – Literally!

_____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ Admittedly, I love a unique baby name – in fact my two munchkins were inspired by the names of Greek Gods with an added twist. Yes, I too hopped on the baby bandwagon when searching high and low for a different name for our child…but POKEMON? Really? At first I couldn’t believe that people would actually consider tiny little creatures for names of their tiny little bundles but it is true – people desperate for unique names for their children all over the world are getting inspired by the…

40 Cal Copy-Cat Iced Capp Secret Recipe!

40 Cal Copy-Cat Iced Capp Secret Recipe!

_____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ This copycat Iced Cappuccino recipe will have you wanting more day after day, after day, after day. Trust me, I should know since I have 2 EVERY single day! After all, it’s only 8 oz in total of coffee for an entire day’s worth! Since experimenting with numerous recipes I have finally come to the PERFECT combination of froth, ice, and coffee all in a couple of pumps on your kitchen mixer! Curious to know how to skip out on that morning drive-thru visit to your local Tims?…

Sweatin’ The Canadian Heat With Netflix #StreamTeam

Sweatin’ The Canadian Heat With Netflix #StreamTeam

_____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ Can we say hot? This summer has proven to be a scorcher! Since my kiddos and I are not fans of the heat unless lounging pool side, we have been watching a lot of the old tube lately. That means, mama gets to watch her Netflix on the good ol’ipad while the kids enjoy it on the big screen. Shhhh….they don’t know that I watch a completely different show/movie then they do. I simply put those earbuds in and clean the kitchen while catching up on my much…

Summer Mom Essential- The Mom-o-kini

Summer Mom Essential- The Mom-o-kini

_____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ The words bangin’ bikini just don’t seem to apply much after you have children, unless you are Jessica Alba or Kim Kardashian of course. But keep in mind that there are other options to keep you covered and still make you look and feel sexy. One thing I have struggled personally with is ditching the bikini for a one-piece bathing suit, especially because I feel like that is the transition to being a ‘geezer’ on the beach – I just ain’t ready for that. Enter the monokini, or as I…

Kicking Off Summer – From Thick To Thin!

Kicking Off Summer – From Thick To Thin!

_____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ I’ve been serious about getting fit for a while now, tried almost everything to maintain and tighten up floppy muscles but I never intended on getting excited about it. That is until I was introduced to the Fitbit Charge HR, the perfect companion for people like me. Slightly lazy, very competitive and sometimes excuse filled people like me. What’s worse about people like me, is people like me who vacation….can we say LAZIEST!?? So, here’s the challenge I was set up with from my friends at Telus: To…

Under Fire: Victoria Beckham Kisses 5yr Old On The LIPS!

Under Fire: Victoria Beckham Kisses 5yr Old On The LIPS!

_____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ When the internet takes something so innocent and makes it something totally not worth my time, I get angry. Take this adorable photo posted by Victoria Beckham of her daughter smooching her mama for example. WHAT IS WRONG WITH IT? Like most internet obsessed parents, Beckham shared her daughter’s 5th birthday on Instagram, alongside the caption: “Happy birthday baby girl. We all love you so much. Kisses from mummy.” In my family almost everyone kisses on the lips, without hesitation or the thought that perhaps our children will be targets…

Summer Is Here – Why Is Mommy Happy?

Summer Is Here – Why Is Mommy Happy?

_____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ While parents are cringing at the fact that they will have their children home for a whole 2 months without a break, I am relishing in the fact that I have my two little men home with me for the entire SUMMER! Don’t get me wrong, they are not perfect and most days start with loud obnoxious sounds, arguing and crack of dawn wake ups but I will take these annoyances any day as opposed to the frantic shuffle of a school morning. School mornings are filled with anxiety,…