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Birthday Musings- A completely different life


It’s another birthday and I’m sitting here wondering what to write. How do I describe this last year of my life, my 33rd year? I’ve been doing a birthday post since my 30th birthday where I decided it was time to make big changes to my life. I then chronicled 31, 32, and 33. During those three years I went…

Guest Post: How Moms Can Find “Me Time” on the Busiest Days


After this past week of caring for a sick baby, I totally need some me time (hello girls night!). I liked Carol’s post about customizing your time to your personality. I’m definitely the Type 3 mom, how about you? By Carol Tuttle Admit it. You’ve fallen into bed at night with that feeling… You hurried all day, shuttled the kids,…

November Link Love


I wake up an extra 10 minutes so that I can sip coffee and read blogs and online articles. I often share my faves on Twitter, but I thought maybe I should also share on my blog for those not on Twitter. Below are some of the most interesting articles I read this past month. Fitness Since having TyTy, I’ve…

How My Most Embarrassing Moment Teaches Resilience


I lined up at the start and stared at the 100m of hurdles ahead of me. I had never jumped over a hurdle in my life. I was an awkward 9th grader who was a bit chubby and very self conscious. And yet here I was at the City-wide track meet about to run and jump over something I had…

5 Accessories that Can Transform Your Entire Wardrobe


You may not believe me when I say this, but I do wear normal clothes. Granted, I spend most of my free time in activewear. But lately, when I teach or go out, I try to switch it up and play with style. I don’t need to spend a lot or even need to change out of my leggings to…

7 Tips for Working Moms to Improve Their Mornings


Do I ever envy Ryan! He gets up 15 minutes before he has to leave for work, changes, makes coffee, and is gone. As a woman and mom, my mornings entail so much more.  I’m no expert, I have one easy going baby and have been working for a mere three months but I thought I would share a a…

A Fun Filled Evening at Lethbridge Corn Maze


Little Ryan, TyTy, and I went to the Lethbridge Corn Maze this week to celebrate my niece Reegan’s birthday. I’ve been to the Corn Maze a couple times before, once when the kids were little, and then for a girls night. I was excited to go with little TyTy for his first visit. Of course, he won’t remember a thing,…

Tynan’s 6 month Check In- And How to Help Babies


I know it’s a cliché to marvel at how fast your kids grow, but it’s so true! You blink and they’re totally different. I’m amazed by Tynan every day. You think you love your baby on the day they’re born, but that love deepens every day! I am also extremely fortunate to still have a super mellow, relaxed baby. I…

Book Review: There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather


Sometimes you find a book and everything the author is saying is what you’ve been thinking or saying to your friends for years. That was Linda Åkeson McGurk’s book “There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather.” As a child who was raised in Northern Alberta (VERY cold) on the edge of town playing in the woods, ponds, and open nature spaces…

Fall into a New Routine


This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. In just a few days it will be September 21, the official first day of fall. I don’t know where you live, but it’s been fall here since the first week of September. I’m bummed that summer is gone…

2018 Intention Halfway Check In


It’s past the six month mark of 2018, but it’s time to check in with my 2018 intention. I don’t like setting resolutions, I like setting a mantra or intention that I can repeat to myself. My intention for 2018 was “go with the flow.” I knew it was going to be a tough year to control with having a…

TyTy’s First Three Months


Today marks three months since my world changed forever and Baby TyTy was born. It took five years to get pregnant, 38.5 weeks to make him, and 20 minutes to cut him out and these past three months have absolutely flown by. I knew that a mothers love was string but I didn’t expect it to be this string, and…

Summer Fun Weekend


Wow this weekend was such a blast! From the adventures to the misadventures, it was just what I had in mind when I was fantasizing about summer over this frigid winter. Battin’ I kicked off the weekend subbing on a softball team. Ryan stayed home with TyTy and I got in a good workout. I was pretty happy with my…

Grandma’s Plants


I grew up living with my grandparents on their farm in the summers and grandma’s house was known for two things; clutter and plants. This woman adored flowers and her house always had plants everywhere. She even had my grandpa build her a solarium she could fill with plants. We loved watching TV in that solarium, it was comforting to…

My Postpartum Amazon Orders


I’ve never been one for online ordering. I hate having to send stuff back when it doesn’t fit or work right. But when I was still on the couch recovering from my C-section there were a few things I needed that I didn’t have the energy to search several stores for. For any new mama’s or expecting mama’s here are…

Did You Know Sunscreen is Hurting our Oceans?


I am a huge advocate of sunscreen! When I’m out in the sun, I reapply every couple hours without fail. When swimming I reapply as soon as I’m out of the water. But I had no idea that sunscreens are damaging to the coral reef! This landlocked lady LOVES the ocean! We travelled to Hawaii often as kids to visit…

Convocation 2018- I’m Officially Done University!


Yesterday was a big day for me, it was when I officially received my Bachelor of Education from the University of Lethbridge. You would think that a second degree wouldn’t feel as momentous as your first, but it absolutely does! Especially in my case when this was the degree I’ve  always wanted. If you follow me on social media, I…

Be Summer Smart


This post is sponsored by Bayer. To be sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. Summer is right around the corner and with the warm weather and I’m already sporting what I like to call my clown nose. You see, I have super sensitive eyes to light and sunglasses are an absolute MUST if…

He’s Here!!!


Ladies and Gentleman, I am very excited to present my son Tynan! For those wondering where we got the name Tynan, it’s my Irish maiden name and I am so happy that this name will live on with my child. I won’t be turning this blog into a mommy blog but there will be baby posts once in awhile, just…

Mountain Maternity Photos


I knew that I wanted to do my maternity photos in the mountains pretty much from the moment it was confirmed I was pregnant. Is anyone surprised? A couple weeks ago, I headed to Waterton with my friend and talented photographer Jenna and we played around to get some AMAZING photos that I will cherish forever.