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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

Curious Living, 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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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?

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

Curious Living, Motherhood

Motherhood, Wellness

how to avoid holiday burnout

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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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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 “good” 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

tips for travelling with kids

Lifestyle, Motherhood, Travel

Motherhood, Wellness

mothers mental health compassion

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When Maddie was tiny, she looked at me and asked: “Mommy, do you even love me?”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀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.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀We can never prepare ourselves for how our kids will shine a floodlight on the […]

Mommy, Do You Love Me?

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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!⁣My 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:⁣⁣I love my kids; ⁣I love my kids, […]

A Mantra for Exhausted Moms

a mantra for exhausted moms, christine coughlin

Motherhood

Motherhood, Wellness

moms mental health

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A few months ago, I came across the quote, ” The opposite of depression is vitality.” ⁣⁣It resonated deeply for me because I had been working so hard to rediscover my zest for life. ⁣⁣Flash forward to this COVID world, and I can feel my vitality slipping away and my inner critic fighting to retake […]

Momma’s Lost Her Groove

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Last month, Christine called her husband (who was away for work) and couldn’t stop crying. Through tears, she said, “This isn’t working for me or our kids.” The “this” she was referring to is her stay-at-home-mom life—the life she’s been living for the last eight years. “Every bit of me wanted to be a mother, […]

The Women We Know: Feature

Christine Coughlin

Motherhood, Wellness

Lifestyle, Motherhood

halloween baking with kids

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Okay, momma’s one day until Halloween. Does anyone else feel the annoying itch to provide epic holiday treats for every damn holiday? I do, 100%. Another of those pre-motherhood fantasies that I’ve learned are not realistic. This year I managed to talk myself off the cookie baking/decorating until mid-night ledge. Old Christine would have done […]

The Pantry Item Every “Make It Epic Momma” Needs