We all love our kids. We want them to have fun and succeed in life. Allowing them to explore the world, learn new things and even fail at times, is all part of being a parent. Finding a balance between being a kid and learning the ways of the world can be difficult. There are only so many hours in the day. So finding the time to teach your child a valuable skill after school, before sports practice and during the weekends when they just want to play, is the challenge for all parents. However, taking the time to teach your kids these life skillsRead More →

I haven’t always been able to cook. Cooking was that elusive skill that seemed to have passed me over. In fact, if I am perfectly honest, it’s only been in the last four to five years that I have really learned the skill of cooking. So how did I learn to cook? I think the only way to answer that is to explain how and why I didn’t know how to cook first. When I moved out of my house to go to university I had never cooked a meal. To be honest, I couldn’t even boil water for noodles. My mother had always doneRead More →

Clutter is a fact of life. Items are bought, used and often forgotten about. This creates the clutter that fills up homes and makes life stressful. My house has it’s fair share of clutter. Getting rid of clutter can seem like a daunting task. This is why I made specific decluttering goals this year. The best way to tackle a house declutter is to break it down into sections. Since the entryway is the first place you see when coming home, it is the perfect place to start. Today we will be tacking decluttering your homes entryway. The starting point For the most part, entryways areRead More →

Emergencies can happen at any time, to anyone. Being prepared does not mean you have to become a prepper. Having a basic kit on hand will lessen your stress during emergencies. What a kit contains can vary based on where you live and what natural disasters your area is prone to. Whether you buy an emergency bag or build your own, having this in your home can make a difference when an emergency happens. Building a home emergency kit is a good investment. This post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you make a purchase after following one of these links I mayRead More →

One of my big goals this year is to declutter my house. I did an initial decluttering back in 2017. However, I was not very thorough with it. So this year, I am working towards doing a better job of it. I know that it will take quite some time to get it all done. Yet, I also know it will be well worth the time and effort. While our house hasn’t fallen to the rank of a hoarder nightmare, it has been a bit of a disaster for some time. We have lived here almost twelve years, and that means twelve years of stuffRead More →

Are you in need of some Mother’s Day gift ideas that are a little bit different? Mother’s Day is quickly approaching. Finding that perfect gift for mom can be a bit of a challenge. Often times, you will see advertisements for various gift ideas as Mother’s Day comes closer. However, I personally know that these gifts don’t always work for all moms. As a mom who doesn’t wear makeup, perfume or jewelry, that takes away a number of gift ideas. Add in the fact that I don’t particularly like flowers either and that removes even more options. So, I figured I would make a listRead More →

This year I am making changes and embracing life. Or at least trying to. For years I have struggled to focus and get my life together. I may be able to stick to a routine for a week, but then after that everything falls apart. A lot of my failure revolved around my anxiety and depression. It’s hard to keep things going when your brain tells you everything is going wrong – even if it isn’t. One thing that I have found that helps, is to write things down. Having a list to remind me what needs to get done is great. I don’t alwaysRead More →

Everything has a starting point, but taking that first step can be difficult. From personal experience I know that starting a new project can seem impossible. Despite the desire to do it, the ‘what if’s’ start to creep into my mind. What if I fail? What if I break this? What if I succeed, but then regret it? What if no one likes it in the end? Self doubt often stops me before I can even get started. I am tired of failing. More so, I’m tired of not starting anything. Hell, it took me several months before I was brave enough to finally postRead More →