• Wellness

    It might be the same water, but it is not the same boat…

    Social isolating so far… Well, we are hiking, baking bread, crafting, biking, learning Spanish, learning ukulele, reading, doing math, learning to cook… Pretty impressive right? Yes and no. This of course is only part of the story and it’s only our story and only our story some days. If I only talked about these activities and how great it has all been, I would alienate a lot of people and I would be lying. For example, during our beautiful, sunny morning walk the other day my girls had a full-on street brawl. I don’t mean they called each other some unkind names and that was the end of it. I…

  • Wellness

    Dry January- Sober Curious?

    Happy New Year! I don’t know about you, but I did my share of indulging the WHOLE month of December. It was one big party of shopping, eating, sleeping in, drinking wine and more eating. It was a lot of fun, but… I finished the month feeling pretty, um, tired, depleted (physically and financially), bloated and ready to get back on track.  Last year, I did Rachel Hollis’s The Last 90 and finished my year strong. I definitely recommend this. The whole point of The Last 90 is to finish the last 90 days of the year as strong as many people start the first 90 days of the year. Anyway, needless…

  • Wellness

    Going Natural

    Lisa and I are a bit product obsessed. We admit it. Anyone who knows us will tell you that we love trying out different skincare/makeup. Always on the hunt for ‘the best’ out there. Not going to lie, we have tried everything from the highly toxic to the totally natural. Since losing our mom to a cancer that we believe was caused by a toxic product she regularly used, we have become much more aware of what we put on our skin. I’m not saying we have made that switch completely, but at least now we think about it and try to be informed about what we are using. When…

  • Lifestyle

    Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

    There are so many things that I love about fall, but anything pumpkin has to be at the top of my list. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice lattes and of course, roasted pumpkin seeds.  I remember the first time I was introduced to pumpkin seeds, I cannot say I was a huge fan. My mom had taken me to see a nutritionist to see if they could help me alleviate some of the symptoms I was having with my Lupus. One of the first suggestions that she gave me was to incorporate pumpkin seeds in to my diet. I did this for about a day then decided maybe I could live…

  • Lifestyle,  Working Moms

    The Working Moms Guide to Hosting Thanksgiving

    Well, I survived Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. I love the food, the colours, the cozy weather and just setting time aside to hang out with family.  I have always said Thanksgiving was my favorite holiday but never really thought through why until the other day when I had an ‘ah- ha’. The reason I like Thanksgiving so much is that there is no buying presents involved. Don’t get me wrong, I like buying presents for people, but would rather just do it if I see something someone might like, and not just because it is a particular holiday. I also find that the holidays that focus on…