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November 22, 2021Here’s A Thought: Have a Running (Christmas) Gift List Years ago, when my sisters were attending university in the US, they would get stopped going through the border on their way back to school in January. In addition to extra passengers and a year’s worth of clothing and supplies, they always had a trunk full of gifts for extended family. The border agent would … Continue reading "Here’s A Thought: Have a Running (Christmas) Gift List" Holidays Home Memory Maker Organization
November 20, 2021Saturday Bonus <> Why I’m Working Hard to Make Sure a Hot Shower Before Bed Is My Newest Habit I’ve talked before about how I live cold. From October to May, I’m cold 90% of my waking hours. And here’s the frustrating bit – I do all the right things. My husband bought me heated socks (and heated handwarmers). I own, and regularly use, four Magic Bags. I exercise regularly and eat healthfully. I’ve … Continue reading "Saturday Bonus <> Why I’m Working Hard to Make Sure a Hot Shower Before Bed Is My Newest Habit" Food & Body Life
November 19, 2021Casual Friday + On Birthday’s and Doing Things for the Last Time I know it doesn’t need to be completed on any timeline but when the final months of the year start ticking by I get anxious to tackle our annual photobook. I’m now officially done up to October and it feels…great. Most years Blurb has a post-Christmas sale, which I always miss. I would LOVE to … Continue reading "Casual Friday + On Birthday’s and Doing Things for the Last Time" Casual Friday Life Memory Maker Parenting Relationships
November 17, 2021Life Lessons from the Hill – In Praise of Coasting Our kids love to go coasting (we usually call it sliding or sledding). Living in Eastern Canada it’s one of the few perks of winter. We bundle up and grab our gear and head to the hill. Over and over and over again. The kids have learned (as they get older and heavier – such … Continue reading "Life Lessons from the Hill – In Praise of Coasting" Life Mental Health Time Management
November 15, 2021Parenting Hack: Read Books With Accompanying Movies I love reading books aloud to my children. It’s something I value and one of the few areas of parenting where I feel almost zero guilt. Whenever I hear some affirmation of the benefits of reading to children, I get a swell of contentment. They don’t eat organic produce, they definitely don’t floss enough, and … Continue reading "Parenting Hack: Read Books With Accompanying Movies" Memory Maker Parenting
November 13, 2021Saturday Bonus <> Action Is An Antidote to Anxiety: Why Just Making A List Can Help Lighten A Mental Burden I’ve had a stressful work situation cycling around lately; it’s an old issue (6+ years) that rears its ugly head every few months and settles in to cause trouble. For the most part, it’s out of my hands. I’ve put blood, sweat, and tears (literally – the blood is the only exaggerated part, and I … Continue reading "Saturday Bonus <> Action Is An Antidote to Anxiety: Why Just Making A List Can Help Lighten A Mental Burden" Career Life