Five of my Best Purchases from 2017

2017 has been one eventful year. Through adjustments in parenting, body image, and overall self-care, here are five of my best purchases. Every year, I make a few key purchases that really leave an impression. I consider them my ‘best purchases’ and they make me want to scream, “Where have you been all my life?!” Our 2017 calendar was packed…

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My New Take on Body Image

As we grow, we learn… and life is full of lessons. Here’s my new take on body image. photos by: Violaine Fiset Growing up, when it came to body image, I was pretty inconsistent. At times, I’d engage in great lifestyle practices: healthy eating, exercise, mindfulness, and more. But every once in a while, I’d have phases of discouragement. I’d…

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Your Holiday Menu: Chocolate Madeleines with Caramel Dip

Every holiday menu needs sweet elegance: offer your guests these chocolate madeleines and they’ll thank you for days (and so will your sweet tooth). Just like most families, our holiday season is hectic and (sometimes) frantic. This year, our calendar seemed to have filled fairly early on in the month. Between visiting family, friends, and Leo’s godparents, I decided to…

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Tips on Sending Out Holiday Cards

‘Tis the season… to get your holiday correspondence in order! Here are our reasons for sending out holiday cards this year. I always knew. I always told myself: “When I start a family, I am so mailing out Christmas cards.” And so, folks, that is exactly what Joe and I (and Leo!) will be doing this year. Tips on Sending Out…

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Holiday Wardrobe: Shimmery Pleats

Keeping it shiny, pleated, and sophisticated for this year’s holiday wardrobe. Metallic double-layer dress (Gap) / Merino wool crewneck cardigan (Gap) My mom always had an admiration for pleated skirts. She’ll gracefully pair one with a tucked-in blouse, strappy sandals, and pulls off her signature look each time. For this year’s holiday wardrobe, I wanted to be ahead of the game. Last year, I was…

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Sleeping Habits: 5 Tricks to a Better Night’s Sleep

Rise and shine. You deserve a better night’s sleep. When I announced my pregnancy, the most common piece of advice I received was: “Get your sleep… now.” Of course, with becoming a parent lies the possibility of losing hours upon hours of sleep. Well, Joe and I scored pretty well within that department. At just two months old, Leo was doing…

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Twirling in Tulle

Because a tulle skirt is the best kind of skirt! I can’t stress the importance of knowing your own body. I’m a firm believer in self-love and embracing every square inch of yourself – both inside and out. When I gave birth to Leo, my body went through a lot of changes. Though it took some time, I finally came out of…

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5 Fabulous Gift Ideas: Baby’s First Christmas

Who’s ready for the holidays? Here are a few ideas we tossed around for baby’s first Christmas. This year, I seem to be surrounded by babies. Yep, amongst my peers, there has been a baby boom – myself included! Our family is definitely looking forward to Leo’s first Christmas. This is the time of year to start traditions and we couldn’t be more eager….

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4 Ways to Snack Healthier, Better, and Tastier

Eating right doesn’t have to be a chore. After months of trial and error, I figured out 4 ways to snack healthier – without compromising flavour. …and seriously: I am so happy to not have to give up snacking. *score* This is not a sponsored post. I received my Hot Air Popcorn Popper courtesy of Hamilton Beach – all opinions are…

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