Beating the Winter Blues

  This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.   The Winter Blues are totally a thing. I’ve had them! The days get dark quickly, the temperature drops drastically and my needs of 2 cups of caffeine to survive the day goes to 4. For me, beating the Winter Blues can be something as simple as watching an episode of Friends on Netflix or having a girlfriend over for tea (gotta get those 4 cups in). These small adjustments to my day make a big difference in my mood. I find that the Christmas Holidays […]

Why I’m Not Making any New Years Resolutions

In past years I’ve made many RIDICULOUS goals the days leading up to the New Year. From something as simple as drinking more water and using the f-bomb less, in particular during school pick-up conversing with other moms. To something as wild as 90 STRAIGHT DAYS of working out or even crazier cutting out gummy bears and sour keys with my bubble baths. Seriously you guys! I don’t drink and yet even I question if I may have had one too many while I made these New Years Resolutions.  You see, New Years Resolutions for someone like myself, someone who must see perfection in everything she does, […]

Lifestyle Change; Paleo Diet {VLOG}

  Forced into a Paleo Diet Lifestyle….  I can explain; I don’t take the word forced very lightly, don’t think someone has pushed us into something we don’t want to do, but should we want to live a long healthy life, based on both Sammy and mines family history, it’s best we follow these recommendations for us. The Paleo Diet is not new to us, Sammy used to follow it a year or two ago, it was a short-term recommendation to help with his overall health. However our Naturopath is now recommending we both follow the Paleo Diet for good, for our health and wellness, as we’re both […]

Loving yourself; why is it so hard?

Things for me, that are difficult (borderline impossible); keeping the car clean with 2 kids freshly painted nails chip-free after 48 hours not worrying about what others think of me, in every aspect of life losing at board games stopping myself from eating all-the-sour-keys loving myself  Pretty sure 1 through 5 are explainable, but why is it SO DAMN HARD to love yourself? Please someone tell, it’s a legitimate question I’m asking here! Why do people (myself included) struggle so much with something that should be the easiest, something that should come naturally, I mean we’ve gotten ourselves through many years of life, why doesn’t this impress us enough […]

Bringing the Spa Home {Signature Mobile Spa}

Do something today that your future self with thank you for Treating yourself is something mother’s tend to let go to the waist-side. It’s not that they don’t think about it, it’s just not a priority. However what I have learnt over the 6 years of motherhood is if you don’t take care of yourself you just can’t expect yourself to be able to care for others.  I mean you CAN, but it’s not pretty (or fair) to that body that’s done so much for you already. Priorities have changed, expenses have increased (hello diapers and dance class) and overall you just don’t have the time anymore. Just […]

Finding Healthy Food for a Picky Eater

The ONLY way I can get this picky eater to try new things is to make it fun… THE ABSOLUTE ONLY WAY! I know I’m not alone because there are Pinterest boards dedicated solely to parents with picky eater. From sneaky ways to hide healthy foods within a meal or genius ways to slice and dice their food and present it in a cute and and hopefully appetizing way. Hand this kid of mine a peanut butter sandwich and she will refuse to even touch it, tears will be shed people, real crocodile tears. But hand her a peanut butter sandwich shaped like a heart sitting beside a […]

PREGNANCY: Day in the Life of Gestational Diabetes

…I am beyond determined to manage my Gestational Diabetes with diet and exercise just as I did with my first pregnancy. I will do all I can to ensure insulin intervention is not needed, this is my word! This is how I entered into my appointments with my Gestational Diabetes Team after being diagnosed last month. As hard as it was to swallow the fact that I was again going to be struggling with this diagnosis, I was determined to ensure baby and me were going to be just fine. I did it before, I can do it again right? Well sorta’, if only pregnancy were the same, if […]

PREGNANCY UPDATE: Week 33 (49 days to go)

5 weeks has passed us and I think a Pregnancy Update is in order, wouldn’t you agree? We’ve had lots of changes in those 4 weeks including a 6lb weight loss, thankfully I am on a close watch with the Dietitians and Gestational Diabetes Doctors and they’ve reassured me baby is still growing at a normal pace and this was just because of the diet change. I am down to seeing them only once a week which is nice, makes it way easier when I am dragging poor Sofia along to the appointments, that and the fact that they’re at the Hospital. I always worry that Sofia will […]

PREGNACY: Making The Most Of Gestational Diabetes

Finding the best in the worst is something I am working on, so why not now? Getting Gestational Diabetes was not the best of news, actually it was quite the opposite, the shits actually if I can be frank, but I must remember that things could be worst. The pitty-party invites have been recycled, no need for postage stamps, last week I sat down and came up with all the good that comes with being diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes (yes that’s right the good things!) and I’m dishing them out for you all today.  So to those who have Gestational Diabetes or have been recently diagnosed with it, […]

Nutritional Facts; can you read them? +GIVEAWAY

I’d like to think I know a decent amount about reading and understanding nutritional facts when grocery shopping. Being able to decipher if a product is good enough for me and my family or better to just put back on the shelf to hopefully collect dust. I’ll be the first to admit that I could know more but it’s just one of those daunting tasks that google and I just haven’t yet made the time for. Until opportunity came knocking (and included a $100 gift card giveaway)… A chance for me to be somewhat of a pro facts-reader, and better yet share with you how to be a nutritional […]