What's one of the best ways to foster a close relationship, as well as help grow the 'language' connections in a child's developing brain? Read to them! Start from infancy, you don't need to wait until they're school age. I can tell you from experience that the times I've spent reading with my children are some … Continue reading Women in Business – Interview with Jo Carson-Barr
We've reached that part of toddler life where tantrums ensue at any moment over the most ridiculous of reasons. *My shoe is on the right foot! Yes, I said right foot...it can be an issue apparently. *I wanted to eat that regurgitated piece of food I threw on the floor! *I need to wear Daddy's … Continue reading Trying to Save My Sanity is Leading Me Back to Creating!
I was once told that I was nothing without this certain somebody. That I had nothing going for me. That I was stupid for thinking I could do anything without them, and that when the going got tough, I would be back. It angered me. Words hurt. Especially when your self esteem is already so … Continue reading Uhh Uhh, You Can’t Tell Me Nothin’
I'm currently working on a project with one of my closest friends. That alone was a worrying thought in the beginning and I'm sure at times it will flitter through my mind again. Today, however, it was the reason I did the hard thing. As I sat down to check my emails after lunch, I … Continue reading Do the Hard Thing
I've never been one for labels. We grew up sometimes with money, sometimes with nothing. We had enough, I never felt like we didn't. Even if at times I knew we didn't have much. I could feel my parents struggle during those times and I would try to ease the burden by not asking for … Continue reading Living With Less
That's it. The party's over! Not that having five children in the house is like a party... aside from maybe the noise levels, the mess, and the fighting out of nowhere over the stupidest little thing. I don't usually talk about it. It hurts too much. It's the topic that can break me in a … Continue reading I Heard It Through The Grapevine
I recently went on a family vacation, that I had purposely planned to include very little technology. Why? Because of the children. I feel that we as society are so bombarded by new technology and fancy gadgets that we often don't realise how much we're actually missing out on. Don't get me wrong, I'm as … Continue reading Taking Out Technology
Today I achieved a new goal. It was 5 minutes of pure happiness. You see, I love to deadlift. If you're not sure what a deadlift is, it's this: It's one of my favourite exercises as it's a compound movement, which means it engages multiple muscles or muscle groups in your body. Anyone that thinks about … Continue reading What I Learned from Failing Today
It's waiting. I can feel it in my gut. I was so close once before and I had to let it go just so I could breathe. Gone are those lovely days of 2am chilling in bed (because I'm a night owl), using 10 minutes of my day to write a blog post, pressing that 'Publish' … Continue reading Welcome Back, Welcome Back, Welcome Ba-ack!
1. I experience a lot of deja vu. Sometimes I dream about my future and it helps me know which decision I'm meant to make. It's happened my entire life and it still blows my mind. As a child my brother refused to play games like Go Fish and Guess Who with me because I always knew … Continue reading 21 Random Tidbits About Me
What if I told you that I know this fear well? If I told you that I've cried more than my fair share over feeling inadequate because for brief moments in time, my brain has convinced my soul that the way I look, me... just me, should be ashamed of the way my body presents … Continue reading 5 Ways to Overcome the Fear of Going to the Gym when You’re Overweight or Out of Shape