Fitting Fitness in with Kids

As a busy mom, the biggest obstacle to my fitness and weightless journey is my kids.  You too?  It is a common problem with moms.  I used to wake up and work out, head to the gym around 6:30 to do my favourite body pump or spin class. The hardest part was just getting out […]

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Navigating the tough questions.

There is a lot of tough questions in foster care. Questions from the agency to get approved, questions from friends and family who don’t understand why you would put yourself through this, and most importantly questions from the kids in your care. If you have been following my blog for a while you know that […]

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How to get a baby to sleep: 8 methods

Alright mamas, I have had one incredibly tough baby.  I have had one incredibly easy baby.  I have had 5 foster babies. All with different sleep needs.  I kinda have some experience with this.  These are my methods that work like a charm every time.  I want to thank God for giving me the most […]

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How much screen time is too much?

As a parent leaving in this day and age I really struggle with this.  I want to limit screen time, and allow my kids to experience all the other things this world has to offer, but I do not want my kids to fall behind in this technological world we are living in.  I think […]

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At Home Microdermabrasion with Eminence.

If you have ever had a microderm treatment done, you will know you feel like you have a brand new fresh face.  A complete new layer of skin.  You will also know this costs a pretty penny.  If you have never had one done, please save up and go get one! It is amazing!  However […]

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Repairing Damaged Hair

Fried, dried and petrified?  Is that what your hair is feeling like these days?  Maybe you have bleached it one too many times?  Maybe you have been doing it your self with less than great colour?  Maybe you have been hitting it with heat styling tools, without the proper heat protection? The thing is hair […]

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Why my daughters will never hear me complain about my “fat”

Fat.  Such an ugly word that has so much negativity behind it.  I am on a journey to losing weight, but my daughters will never hear that.  Sometimes I have days of such deep self hatred for letting my body get to where it is.  Not only because of vanity, and the pressure that society has […]

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Transitioning Home

Reunification in foster care is always the ultimate goal.  When everyone does their job correctly within the system, this is a happy end goal. We got news a couple of weeks ago that our boys will be transitioning home at the end of April.  We are super happy for mom, as we know how hard […]

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March Break Fun in the Sun – Protect Your Hair!

Who is heading south for the march break?  Sadly I am not one of these people, cuz ya know…foster care.  So instead we will be having a little staycation!  For those of you lovelies that are heading to the airport to land in the sand, keep reading.  As a hair stylist with over 13 years […]

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Product Review: Goodnites

In the foster care world bed wetting is a common thing.  Not only for lack of good parenting practices, but also due to trauma and regression.  This can happen late into a child’s life.  We are very fortunate with our current 3.5 year old.  He is completely night trained and wakes up when he needs […]

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