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What Do I Know About Being a Life Coach?

I know it might seem odd to some of you ~ That while my own life is in shambles, I am working towards becoming a life coach. It’s laughable, really. But I’m still doing it. And I still believe I have value to offer, maybe even moreso because of my struggles, and have shown exactly that with those I have worked with already. Not surprisingly, many that I follow in this line of work, have at one time or another…

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What is Virtue?

I sat in church a few weeks ago and listened to a lesson on virtue. The teacher was amazing and I found her teaching style upbeat and engaging. It wasn’t her that inspired this post but rather the numerous similar comments from the others in the room – there was a theme in the way we are conditioned to think, and it bothers me. It bothered me then, when I thought to write this and it bothers me now, weeks…

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Reactive Anxiety Disorder – My Story

I think my recent facebook post said it best: Anyone who knows me knows that this is what I look like the majority of the time ~ smiling and laughing. I’ve got the laugh lines to prove it. But what nobody really knows is what’s behind it all. The thing is, everybody has a story and I think it’s time to tell you mine. I am naturally wired to be happy. To pick myself up and keep moving, and always…

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Sometimes Responsibility Sucks ~ The Axel Story

Five weeks ago and I still can’t really talk about it. Writing on the other hand, THAT I think I can do. Last fall Axel, my male dog (a lab, not a breed known for aggression issues) ate our neighbour’s cat in a sudden and random attack. I saved the cat (never again) from his jaw, twice…but the damage done and the highest amount of vet involvement (which was chosen to get back at me) ran me a bill of $6700. You…

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Rocky Mountain Soap Company

It has been almost 3 years since we’ve had a tub in our house, but finally the kids’ bathroom is complete and we have a BEAUTIFUL tub that I relax in at least 3 times a week. As such, I wanted to really enjoy a pampering experience. Last year my cousin gifted me some natural soaps from the Rocky Mountain Soap Co. AND one of my coworkers is also a huge fan – in fact, she recently purchased some items and the…

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Be Scared and Do it Anyway

Last summer, in a gutsy move, Jonah agreed to try kneeboarding. He was a little nervous but my cousin reassured him he would be okay and showed him what to do. He only tried once but that was enough. The rope came off and he flipped over, but his knees didn’t pop out of the straps like he expected. So while his head was never under the water, he was certain he was drowning and just moments from death. I’m…

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4 Podcasts That Inspire Me

I know I’m probably the last person on the planet to discover the podcast app {thanks to my cousins}, but can I just say  that my life has been forever changed because of it. And I can’t stop. Here are four podcasts that I listen to on the reg {ha, I just said it that way to sound cool}. And by *reg* I mean, on the way home from taking the kids to school, while eating my breakfast {Qi’a oatmeal and fresh fruit} and packing…

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Making Memories With Your Kids

It should be clear by now that making memories is my passion, my purpose…and the main focus of my blog. But I don’t want to just show you how I’m making memories, I want to inspire you to do the same. Luckily, there are others who share that same vision, and today I’m linking up to one such site. The Dating Divas I’ve been a fan of there’s for a couple of years now, and although the majority of their…

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4 Tips To Make Travelling With Kids Easier

Taking trips with the kids on my own is nothing new to me. The Captain was often working whenever there were family weddings, reunions, and other getaways, so I’ve been heading off on adventures alone with the kids since they were babies. And each time, I get a little more clever and find something else to make the trip easier. On our recent camping trip to BC, these 4 tricks saved me a lot of time and hassle. I typically plan…

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