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After years of running my mental health into the ground over the holidays, I realized I had to find another way to avoid passing the tradition of Mommy burnout onto my kids. I’ve been working hard to recalibrate our holidays so that I’m not broken come January and reached out to several local ladies and […]

Tips to Avoid Holiday Burn-out, Featuring The Panel

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Brownies

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We aren’t a gluten-free family, but this gluten-free chocolate brownie recipe is still one of my all-time favourites. I make these brownies year-round and always as part of my Christmas baking because everyone loves them. They freeze really well, so during the holiday season I always have a batch in the freezer so I can […]

Gluten-Free Chocolate Brownie Recipe

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One of the shifts I have been making is to lean into my strengths and passions and realize that I can’t and shouldn’t attempt to do it all. I am grateful to have collaborated with a dream team of women to create a magical high-tea baby shower for my friend Laura as she prepared to […]

Whimsical High-Tea Baby Shower

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super mario party ideas

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Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that Porter’s sixth birthday, which happened in full quarantine lockdown could be this amazing. The best part was that the ladies at Pipoca Events designed all of the decorations so I avoided turning into a stressed-out party momma, mostly. ๐Ÿ˜˜ Super Mario Birthday Party Decorations Pipoca Events […]

Super Mario Party Ideas

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After Covid cancelled my 40th birthday trip as a self-soothing exercise, I decided to attempt a DIY update of our master bathroom. Here’s the thing, I’m more a learn on the fly/ figure it out as I go type of lady, definitely no Chip Gaines. An actual contractor would likely walk in and cringe at […]

DIY Bathroom Update: What Not To Do

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Lifestyle, Motherhood, Travel

tips for travelling with kids

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After we almost swore off travelling with our kids for good, I reached out to several friends and asked if travelling with their kids made them also question their life choices.  The โ€œgoodโ€ news is the answer was mostly yeses all around, phew! Misery loves company, am I right? Duplicating Success Then in 2020, we […]

Tips for Travelling with Kids, Featuring The Panel

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If you love your sugar cookies soft and full of vanilla flavour this is your new go-to sugar cookie recipe. I’ve been using this recipe since Maddie’s first birthday and it’s hand down my most used recipe. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 cup, unsalted butter1 1/2 cups, icing sugar, sifted1 egg, at room temperature3 tsp. vanilla2 1/2 […]

Sugar Cookie Recipe

easy sugar cookie recipe

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key lime pie recipe

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It’s been pretty deep around here lately. In the interest of lightening things up, I’m sharing my most favourite Key Lime Pie Recipe. โฃโฃ It’s quick, easy, and everyone will freak out when they find out you made it. โฃโฃโฃ โฃโฃ ๐ˆ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐ง๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฌ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ, ๐ฆ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ก๐š๐ฆ ๐œ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ค๐ž๐ซ ๐œ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ข๐ฉ๐ž […]

Key Lime Pie Recipe and Hot Baking Tips

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When Maddie was tiny, she looked at me and asked: “Mommy, do you even love me?”โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €The question shattered me. I wanted to whisper to my sweet girl, “yes, baby, with all my heart, I love you, but mommy doesn’t value herself.” โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €We can never prepare ourselves for how our kids will shine a floodlight on the […]

Mommy, Do You Love Me?

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a mantra for exhausted moms, christine coughlin

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Being the logistics manager for tiny humans can make you believe nag is your default setting. Don’t believe the lies!โฃMy mantra, for when life throws all the potty training accidents, the uncertainty of raising my kids during a global pandemic and sleepless nights at me, goes as follows:โฃโฃI love my kids; โฃI love my kids, […]

A Mantra for Exhausted Moms