Gift Guide | Mark’s for Men

Gift Guide | Mark’s for Men

Posted by: on Dec 6, 2016 | No Comments

The first snow of the season has finally come and I don’t know about you but I’m looking to layer in order to keep warm. Mark’s has great gifts for every Canadian including jeans, dress shirts, sweaters, and outerwear that when compiled into one outfit, makes for a cozy and comfortable look. Did you know Mark’s is the #1 retailer of jeans in Canada with brands like Levi’s, Silver, and Buffalo? It’s a terrific place for getting your men suited up in the Canadian tuxedo this holiday season. Below are some of my favourite Mark’s for Men looks; all of which make for great gift ideas.

Abundance

Abundance

Posted by: on Aug 30, 2016 | One Comment

We’re in a tough season of parenting. One of our kids is having severe night terrors and despite our presence and reassurance, he’s very difficult to comfort. He brings down the house with his screams which is frightening for all of us.

7 Simple Steps to Weekly Deep-Clean

7 Simple Steps to Weekly Deep-Clean

Posted by: on Aug 23, 2016 | One Comment

There’s such a thing as too much self-deprecation and I think a lot of moms, myself included, are guilty of it. It’s easy in a group of commiserating moms to portray our households as zoos and how the heck would we ever find time to cook, clean, exercise and do the other basic things of life. All these struggles have an element of truth but the more I look into my own habits and those of the moms around me; I’ve realized most of us have our shiz together! We’ve figured out how to manage our households well (Not during the newborn stage and other sleep-deprived stages of parenting are exempt too. If you’re there; just let it go, let it go).

I Like The Way You Move

I Like The Way You Move

Posted by: on Aug 10, 2016 | No Comments

There are two ways you can go on vacation as far as health and fitness are concerned, and I’ve done both this summer. It’s easy to treat vacation as a break from habits, including healthy eating and exercise. When I was in Harrison Hot Springs I was just recovering from a horrible stomach bug and finally was starting to eat again. Cheezies? Sure! But not just one snack bag, two. I went gluten crazy, partly cause I couldn’t stomach greens yet but also because bread tastes so good. I had an amazing time in Harrison with my family and I wouldn’t trade all that chaos for the world but I did arrive home feeling bloated and lethargic.

Win A Good Night’s Sleep With Dream Water

Win A Good Night’s Sleep With Dream Water

Posted by: on Jul 26, 2016 | 5 Comments

I mentioned in my previous post how effective Dream Water is at providing a restful night’s sleep. It’s a non-prescription sleep aid that really works without leaving that groggy, day after feeling that prescription sleep aids can cause.

Elasticpantcity is excited to be giving away a package of Dream Water for a lucky winner to try. All you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter form below. The winner will be contacted on August 3rd via email.

Hello From Malaspina!

Hello From Malaspina!

Posted by: on Jul 24, 2016 | No Comments

Every year for many years I’ve written a blog post about our family vacation in Malaspina. I’m a creature of habit and I love the familiarity of returning to the same place each summer. The boys are old enough to eagerly anticipate our time at the cabin for at least 351 days of the year. Our days are spent playing in the ocean, walking the beach, colouring and collecting rocks and sticks. I even manage to read a little and work on crossword puzzles which, hello, thrilling.

Harrison Hot Springs With the Fam Jam

Harrison Hot Springs With the Fam Jam

Posted by: on Jul 8, 2016 | No Comments

We spent the past week in Harrison Hot Springs with my parents, siblings, spouses and kids. Eight kids, seven and under to be precise. My parents rented out a ginormous house that was formerly a B & B. It was the perfect accommodations for a group of young families and there was even a separate cabin so my parents could escape the fray. Each room had it’s own bathroom which is fairly essential or at least convenient when you have kids at various stages of potty training. There were huge grounds for the kids to explore and play equipment came with the site.

City Circus | Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival

City Circus | Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival

Posted by: on Jun 13, 2016 | No Comments

I could have taken a million pictures of Ezra in his life jacket. It fit him  perfectly but was just so miniature and cute! On Saturday our family had the opportunity to go out on a Dragon Boat in celebration of the Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival happening June 17-19th.

Mommy Musings | Movement

Mommy Musings | Movement

Posted by: on Jun 9, 2016 | No Comments

Not a day since having kids have I thought, “so this is my new normal.” Every day they grow before my eyes. They change and morph into the people they are going to become. Sometimes it feels uncannily like watching a slow motion film as they tantrum and convalesce on the ground like an over turned crab. When will they grow up? Other times it feels like a year is a day. I don’t have time to grow accustomed to a status quo. That’s what it’s like being around evolving little ones.

16 Ways to Take Care of Wardrobe Staples

16 Ways to Take Care of Wardrobe Staples

Posted by: on May 31, 2016 | No Comments

I was recently introduced to online lingerie company Third Love and a guide to saving my staples. When I thought of sharing how I take care of my staples with my readers I grimaced. Occasionally I put items on delicate cycle and then hang dry and I will bring special pieces to the dry cleaner, but other than that, I put it in the wash and hope for the best. I mix my stuff in with the boys’ clothes as well which is a bit scary…