• 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…

  • Family,  Working Moms

    How Working Moms Can Use Summer to Build Family Traditions

    I live for summer. I love the long days, the early sun, the warm weather, picnic dinners on the beach, BBQ’s with friends, swimming and the easy breezy vibe that seems to come with the season.    I am an early riser so I find waking up in the cold, dark and often rainy (I live on the west coast) morning tough. Really tough.  I push myself to get up, but it is a struggle. I wait for the days when I get to wake up and the sun is already out. I get up, open every single blind in the house (a habit I inherited from my dad) and take…

  • Working Moms

    Gratefulness followup

    Thankfulness update Hey sisters! How has the gratefulness challenge been going for you? Can we be real here…I had a huge “ah ha” moment….I thought it was going to be much easier than it was because I have so much in my life to be grateful for.  I found it difficult to be grateful a lot of the time, but not for the reasons that you would think.  I am grateful for much in my life however, I found myself constantly forgetting to be grateful for things because I am TOO busy.  Huh. Too busy to be grateful. That is a problem… like, a major problem for me. Why work…

  • Wellness,  Working Moms

    Being Grateful

    A lot of what we write about can be heavy…I’m OK with that most of the time but today I’m feeling so grateful for a bunch a little stuff that I kinda just want to encourage you to sit back and think about all the goodness in your life.. big or small? Things I am grateful for right now… Today as I write this it is raining and I am grateful for the rain because ALL baseball has been cancelled which means I can stay in my house and catch up on a bunch of little house projects that need to get done. I can hear my boys hanging out…

  • Wellness,  Working Moms

    Girls’ Weekend Away

    Fan Tan Alley, Victoria, BC I love my girlfriends. They seriously mean the world to me and make ‘doing life’ so much easier. I have been so blessed to have so many amazing friendships in my life. Not only do I have a sister that is my best friend, I have many friends that I consider sisters. One of the things that has been so important to me in my life is an annual weekend away with a particular group of girlfriends (8 of us to be exact). We have been doing this a long time now… at least 15 years. A lot has changed over these years. We have…

  • Family,  Working Moms

    Parenting Books…Ugh…

    So many parenting books prescribe the “best” and sometimes “right” way to help your child sleep, eat, play, bond, socialize and behave. They often promise to solve an assortment of other issues you may be facing as a parent. How on earth does a parent choose the “right” book? Hmmm, is there a right book or method? And what did people do before there were parenting books? Right? I have spent countless hours and money on parenting books of all varieties. Books on attachment parenting, books on “crying it out,” books that suggest rigid schedules, books that suggest no schedules, positive discipline, 1-2-3 discipline, demand feeding, feeding at only specific…

  • Family,  Working Moms

    Ditch the Working Mom Guilt

    Jody and I working on blog planning and doing some pics at the local coffee shop while the littles ran around outside! It feels like I have always worked. I grew up in a home where my father insisted that I work, so at 14 years old I started my first job cleaning dental instruments after school for a local dentist where I made $2.00 an hour…. I kid you not… $2.00 an hour. Even with a full course load through university I worked. What I have come to understand about myself is that I like working. I like getting my paycheck, I like the feeling of accomplishment when I…

  • All,  Working Moms

    Work-Life Balance… Sorta….

    It was after the birth of my first son that I realized that I needed to embark on some sort of work-life balance if I was going to keep my sanity as I attempted to be a working mom. I had quickly come to realize that, although being a working mom is invigorating and rewarding, being a working mom is also complicated and exhausting. And… not easy. However, all I saw was other working moms making it look so easy. They were either painting on a nice smile, hiding their exhausted over stressed true self, or I was not pulling off being a working mom very well. Others were looking…

  • All,  Family,  Wellness,  Working Moms

    Welcome To From Sisters To Sisters!

    We have created this blog to build a supportive, amazing community of women going through this particular stage of life.  What stage, you ask? The middle page, the stage where parenting is tough and so is taking care of your parents.  You might be thriving in your career, thinking of changing your career completely, or maybe you are trying to juggle being at home with your littles and everything that comes with that. What you will find here are real-life stories and strategies for everything from aging, health and career to marriage and parenting and everything in between.  We want to tackle it all, give you the resources that make…