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July 23, 2021Casual Friday + Love of the Week Mid-week I wound up in the emergency room with a child who emerged (proudly) sporting a cast. A 9 AM soccer game gone awry. No baseball, no swimming, no soccer, no biking – limited activity of any sort – for at least three weeks. This in the middle of baseball, swimming, soccer and biking season. … Continue reading "Casual Friday + Love of the Week" Casual Friday Life Time Management
July 22, 2021Destination Nova Scotia: Lighthouses Part 2 With over 170 lighthouses in Nova Scotia, you don’t have to look far to find a next stop for the agenda… Sure, there are the big hitters like Peggy’s Cove, Cape Sable, and Cape Forchu, but there are lots of other great lighthouses to be visited that often, sadly, fly below the radar. In an … Continue reading "Destination Nova Scotia: Lighthouses Part 2" Nova Scotia Travel
July 21, 2021Don’t Quote Me: New Landscape or New Eyes? This week it feels like I need a new set of eyes. In the throes of renovating, a busy work schedule, and the kids home on summer break, it’s easy to lose sight of reality. There has been some spiraling into negative emotions, mostly fueled by a sudden onset of insomnia and my stress levels … Continue reading "Don’t Quote Me: New Landscape or New Eyes?" Don't Quote Me Life
July 20, 2021Car Travel With Kids: Q&A Over the years I’ve been asked a lot of questions surrounding the whole “travel-with-kids” thing and I thought it might be fun to round up some of the more frequent inquiries and spill the beans on our secret sauce. Spoiler alert: there is no secret sauce. How do you convince your kids to GO ON … Continue reading "Car Travel With Kids: Q&A" Nova Scotia Parenting Travel
July 19, 2021Destination Nova Scotia: Lighthouses Part 1 We do love a good lighthouse. If Peggy’s Cove and Cape Sable head up the A-team, here are some solid contenders for the B-team roster. Margaretsville Standing tall in black-and-white, the lighthouse in Margaretsville is a lovely coastal destination. Walk along the shore a bit and you’ll discover a great little waterfall (warning: explore too … Continue reading "Destination Nova Scotia: Lighthouses Part 1" Nova Scotia Travel
July 16, 2021Casual Friday + Love of the Week It’s hard to come back from life at the lake. That said, there were some bumps along the road in paradise too. No matter the backdrop, parenting can still feel hard. Managing expectations and playing referee in endless squabbles can leave me feeling rundown and disheartened. And then one child’s chin had an ill-timed meeting … Continue reading "Casual Friday + Love of the Week" Casual Friday Life