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It’s Zara’s 13th birthday today! She is the light of my life, my built in best friend, and the soul of our family. A quiet girl, but she’s also the one that can bring us to our feet for impromptu dance parties, make us actually ROFL with her dad jokes, and get us all into […]

Moms of Girls: 13 Things You Need to Know

Aug 30, 2020

Motherhood, Relationships

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It’s Zara’s 13th birthday today! She is the light of my life, my built in best friend, and the soul of our family. A quiet girl, but she’s also the one that can bring us to our feet for impromptu dance parties, make us actually ROFL with her dad jokes, and get us all into […]

Moms of Girls: 13 Things You Need to Know

Aug 30, 2020

Motherhood, Relationships

Jun 3, 2020

Family, Home, Uncategorized

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Normally I try not to overdo the strong chemicals and toxic cleaners, but with all of the COVID business, that went out the window. We were disinfecting everything, all day long. Our house is filled with Lysol, bleach, hand sanitizer – things we normally avoid. As necessary as those steps were (and in some ways […]

Homemade Lemon Cleaner (Non-Toxic)

May 20, 2020

Family, Featured, Relationships

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I met my husband when I was 18, and we got married when I was 20. When I look back at my life (I’m 39 now), there are many moments of disbelief. Don’t get me wrong, I’m generally very happy with how my life turned out, but as they say – hindsight is 20/20. My […]

Why I Regret Losing My Maiden Name

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Remember when we used to look forward to Friday night? Before all our days, evenings, and weekends started bleeding into each other, and every day felt like groundhog day. (If you haven’t noticed, I’m in a mood today). I’ve really been missing that excitement that comes with the end of the week, and that chill […]

I’m Taking Friday Back (Plus 9 Ideas for a Fun Night In)

May 1, 2020

Friendships, Relationships

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Remember when we used to look forward to Friday night? Before all our days, evenings, and weekends started bleeding into each other, and every day felt like groundhog day. (If you haven’t noticed, I’m in a mood today). I’ve really been missing that excitement that comes with the end of the week, and that chill […]

I’m Taking Friday Back (Plus 9 Ideas for a Fun Night In)

May 1, 2020

Friendships, Relationships

Mar 2, 2020

Motherhood, Relationships

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Is it ever really the ‘right time’ to have a child? What would the circumstances have to be like for someone to feel it’s the right time to carry a human being around in your womb for 9 months, push your body to the limits of exhaustion and pain to deliver said human, and then […]

Is There a Right Time to Have a Baby?

Feb 4, 2020

DIY, Family, Relationships

my bibis shawl

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Today would have been my Bibi’s 88th birthday. But if she were here with us, we probably wouldn’t have celebrated it. Not because we didn’t love her (or any excuse for a party), she just never would have allowed it. She wasn’t the type of person to celebrate or make a big fuss about herself. […]

My Bibi’s Shawl: Repurposed & Preserved

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Growing up in Canada, my understanding of Lohri was very limited. The two things I knew were; people host Lohri parties when they have a boy, and you always cook saag and eat gur & rewri on Lohri. By the time I made it into my teens, people had started breaking the norm and having […]

Why Celebrate Lohri?

How to celebrate lohri

Jan 5, 2020

Family, Relationships

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Growing up in Canada, my understanding of Lohri was very limited. The two things I knew were; people host Lohri parties when they have a boy, and you always cook saag and eat gur & rewri on Lohri. By the time I made it into my teens, people had started breaking the norm and having […]

Why Celebrate Lohri?

How to celebrate lohri

Jan 5, 2020

Family, Relationships

Dec 31, 2019

Relationships, Self Love

word of the year

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I started choosing a word of the year back in 2011. We were going through a particularly rough patch and I was drained in every way possible. Emotionally, spiritually, and perhaps the most upsetting – financially. At 31 years old, my career was at a standstill, my family was uprooted, and we had to start […]

Word of the Year 2020: Celebrate

Dec 29, 2019

Family, Relationships

christmas 2019

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I’m writing this post from our hotel room in Portland. It’s check-out day. The kids are still sleeping, and the Mr. is tip-toeing around our suite collecting all their stuff. This feels like the end of Christmas season. We’ll  make the 5 hour drive home today, I go back to work tomorrow, and then it’s […]

Notes From Christmas…

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It’s no secret that I love museums (and libraries, antique shops, or old filing cabinets full of forgotten paperwork). Any afternoon that connects me to history, art, or language is perfection, but a night at the museum with my kids, that’s the ultimate experience! We recently got to spend a few evening hours wandering the […]

A Night at the Royal BC Museum

royal bc museum

Jan 31, 2019

Family, Travel

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It’s no secret that I love museums (and libraries, antique shops, or old filing cabinets full of forgotten paperwork). Any afternoon that connects me to history, art, or language is perfection, but a night at the museum with my kids, that’s the ultimate experience! We recently got to spend a few evening hours wandering the […]

A Night at the Royal BC Museum

royal bc museum

Jan 31, 2019

Family, Travel

Jan 5, 2019

Family, Relationships

Lohri traditions, how to celebrate lohri

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Thinking about celebrating Lohri but not sure where to start? Here a 6 simple and easy Lohri traditions to start with your family. Word of advice, don’t try to do all of them, just pick a few that work for you and your family! Eat saag and makki di roti Notice I didn’t say make […]

6 Simple Lohri Traditions to Start with Your Family

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