A Simple DIY Fall Wreath

I struggle with fall. Not because I don’t appreciate the cooler evenings, apple crisps and beautiful colours, I just mourn the loss of summer. It also leads to winter. Although I am a skier I would still take a sunny day on the beach over just about anything. That being said, fall is here and I’m trying to embrace it. So I decided that even though I am in no way a DIYer, I would attempt a simple DIY fall wreath to get me in the spirit. Read more…

Minimalism with Green Beaver Castile Soap

I am a minimalist wannabe. Clutter makes me anxious. I am constantly cleaning and organizing in hopes of only keeping items that we ‘need’ or that make us happy. I have also been striving to replace chemically-laden products throughout our home with natural products. Both of these ventures are works in progress. castile soap

When The Green Beaver Company contacted me to work with them and told me about their Castile Soap, a very versatile natural soap that can be used for many many purposes, the minimalist/naturalist in me jumped at the opportunity. One bottle to replace 10? All natural ingredients? Sounds good to me. castile soap Read more…

Summer Vacation with Wateraft

One amazing thing about living in Ontario is the beautiful cottage country. For our summer vacation this year we were lucky enough to ‘cottage hop’ before stopping at my husband’s family cottage on Georgian Bay for a few weeks. We brought our Wateraft with us. If you’ve seen my photos and videos on Instagram you may wonder how we’ve been able to bring this 6 by 15 foot foam raft from cottage to cottage. It’s surprisingly light (weighing 28 lbs). It’s easy to roll up and strap onto the roof-rack of the car (according to my husband– truthfully I haven’t needed to help him). Read more…

Thursday Top Three- Parent and Child Yoga Poses

I completed my yoga teacher training when I was pregnant with Morris. Shortly after a friend asked me if I knew of any parent/child classes in the neighbourhood. I didn’t. So I rented a space and made a flyer. I ran a 9 week class for parents and kids (ages 6-10). Then infertility took over my life and I haven’t done it since (except with Morris for fun). We also like to meditate and do other activities that help us relax. Parent and Child Yoga Read more…

Why Do You not Wear a Bike Helmet?

Someone please enlighten me. Is it so that your hair doesn’t get ruined? Are you too hot? It’s not cool? I honestly cannot wrap my head around (no pun intended) why people do not wear bike helmets. And I’m not talking a select few. Everyday I see many many people cycling around Toronto (of all places – it’s the worst for city for bikes) without helmets on their heads. What could possibly be more important than keeping your brain safe and potentially keeping yourself alive? Read more…

My Husband – A Follow-up

When I wrote a short (and what I thought was funny) story about my husband last month I did not expect the reaction it received. (Click here to read) I thought it would get a few giggles and I would get a few texts from some mom friends telling me they can relate. What I didn’t expect was to get as many comments as I did. Most telling me relatable stories, some commiserating with Brandon about forgetting his golf glove. Also comments stating that my post negatively reinforces the idea that men are incompetent and that ladies should not allow their husbands to get away with not helping. I was also told that it was ‘mean’ and that a few of my friends husbands asked if they feel the same way. (I didn’t think many men read my blog- so thanks!).* gender roles

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