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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

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



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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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

110 side hustle ideas for moms

Motherhood, Wellness


Tamara Mowry-Housley and Paul Campbell are talking as they walk in front of a house that's decorated for Christmas

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Are you looking for a side-hustle that makes good money, includes paid vacations and comes with possible home improvements? If you said, “Ummm, yes, please!!” Grab your coffee, sit back and let me tell you how my dream side-hustle became a reality and everything you need to know about how to rent your home as […]

How to Rent Your Home as a Filming Location

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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. 😘 Super Mario Birthday Party Decorations Pipoca Events […]

Super Mario Party Ideas

super mario party ideas


Ladies To Know

Girl in the Wild Kim McMullen

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Kim’s story of healing and entrepreneurship has inspired me countless times. If you love epic adventures and doing good, you won’t want to miss this! Kim is the founder of Girl in the Wild, a not-for-profit that provides 𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲 life-changing, confidence-building camps for teen girls in wild spaces. If you took a peek into Kim’s […]

Kim McMullen/ Girl In the Wild

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⁣⁣Strong women have always complicated my life. Lesley Lambert and I struggled endlessly for control of our girl group when we were 12. My sister and I continue our power struggles to this day. I tormented my junior high best friend, Kelly, because she felt like competition. ⁣⁣⁣⁣Kelly Fraser was beautiful inside and out. She […]

Tale of a Reformed Mean Girl

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Motherhood, Relationships