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If you’re like me, you may be confused why the schools are suddenly celebrating Black Excellence Day and wondering why the name changed from Black Shirt Day. After digging, I discovered Black Shirt Day and Black Excellence Day are two different movements with the same anti-racism goal. Learn the origin story of Black Shirt Day […]

What is Black Shirt Day vs. Black Excellence Day?

Christine Coughlin and her three children standing on the porch wearing black shirts for black shirt day in 2021

Curious Living

Lifestyle

Big fluffy cream tea scones

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The perfect big fluffy cream tea scone recipe for the next time the queen comes to tea. If you want maximum lift-off when baking your scones, you’ll love this easy and tasty scone recipe. Scones are best served fresh; this recipe takes about 30 minutes to make. If you want your pre-party hours to be […]

Big Fluffy Cream Tea Scone Recipe

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This has been my go-to Gingerbread cookie recipe for years. We love that they are soft and chewy and full of flavour. I love iced soft gingerbread, so I cut half of the recipe into squares or snowflakes and dip them in a glaze. I cut the other half into small soft gingerbread people for […]

Soft Gingerbread Cookie Recipe & Glaze Recipe

Soft gingerbread men cookies decorated with white icing and green and red smartie buttons

Lifestyle

Ladies To Know

Tatum Blize Vancouver Personal Stylist

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Tatum Blize is a woman with big dreams, a fearless style, and a magnetic personality. In this interview, she shares how she navigates motherhood, fulfillment, career and her dream of becoming a Vancouver Fashion Stylist. Tatum Blize, Beyond the Surface Tatum and I met the way many connections are made these days… on Instagram. After […]

Tatum Blize of Styled by Tatum

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It’s all about the perspective, they say. If you practice gratitude, you can decrease your anxiety… well, I call bull shit.  Do you know what happened to me when the world constantly tells us if you were just more grateful your anxiety wouldn’t be an issue?  I felt shameful about being so negative. I began […]

Why I Started Anti-Anxiety Medication

Christine Coughlin smiling at the camera near a river

Wellness

Lifestyle

benefits of exposing kids to the arts

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Did you know exposing your kids to the theatre can create more creative, empathetic humans, encourage growth and inspire their minds? Not to mention you’ll feel like a rock star parent for finding such a clever way to combine fun and education. You, parenting genius, you! 😘 If you’re looking for a unique way to […]

7 Benefits to Exposing Your Kids to Theatre

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Have you ever dreamt of running away and joining the circus instead of making one more dinner your kids will refuse to eat? Find out how West Coast Flying Trapeze helped this local mom overcome the depression of losing a parent, reignite her spark, land a dream part-time job, and get into the best shape […]

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Briony Geldard West Coast Flying Trapeze Pitt Meadows

Ladies To Know

Motherhood, Wellness

110 side hustle ideas for moms

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Are you looking for a flexible side-hustle that works around #momlife? Check out this list to help get your creative juices flowing. Who knows, maybe your side hustle could even grow into your full-time hustle one day. 110 Side Hustle Ideas for Moms Enter your name and email address below, and 110 side hustle ideas […]

110 Side Hustle Ideas for Moms

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Have you ever wondered if event planning is a good job option for moms? Andrea and Carmen of Rosewood Event Design share how they decided to take the plunge and follow their passions, how they decided to partner up, and how they managed to start a successful event planning business during a pandemic. Prepare to […]

Andrea & Carmen from Rosewood Event Design

Andrea and Carmen of Rosewood Event Design standing in front of wedding florals and event decor at a Fraser Valley wedding

Ladies To Know

Curious Living, Motherhood

Christine Coughlin leaning on her kitchen island with a laptop in front of her, smiling at the camera

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The dreaded Pinterest Moms, you know the ones. They craft all the things, bake everything from scratch and generally make everyone else feel like crap for not doing the same. So annoying, am I right? The truth is from afar, and if you squint a little, I could be classified as a “Pinterest Mom,” so […]

Are Pinterest Moms the Enemy?