Christmas Magic Parenthood November 24, 2023

Our 2023 Family Advent Calendar

If you know me, you know I love to fill a Christmas stocking. The hunt for neat treasures and goodies is something I thoroughly enjoy participating in, so much so, that I usually start in January. An advent calendar was just screaming my name! But I didn’t want to buy more stuff just for the sake of stuffing an advent calendar. This’ll be a new…

Uncategorized April 7, 2022

Meal Planning for a Toddler: Breakfasts

If you know me, you know I love lists… especially lists that include food. I was a meal planner prior to becoming a mom, and I’m finding meal plans are clutch to staying somewhat sane. FEEDING A CHILD IS NEVER ENDING. So many meals, so many snacks. Being vegan, I feel this added pressure of making sure our child is consistently exposed to a wide…

Parenthood December 2, 2021

Stocking Stuffers for a 17 Month Old

I did it. I finally finished B’s stocking – my first ever sock and let me tell you, it looks the part. That being said, I couldn’t be more proud and my hope is that he’ll cherish it as much as I do, imperfections and all. At least we’ll have one thing to laugh about each December when it’s pulled out of the holiday box!…

Uncategorized December 2, 2021

Wrapping Up Our Digital Reset

November was a life-changing month for Taylor and I, and I say that not to be dramatic but it really, really was. We both set the individual parameters for how we were/weren’t going to navigate social media and streaming for the month and I think we both reaped many benefits. Before I jump into those, I’d like to share a few quick statistics, because I…

Parenthood November 28, 2021

The First Snowfall

Late Friday afternoon, B got to witness snow fall for the first time as a toddler and let me tell you, his arms were swinging with excitement. He kept signing for rain and saying “tick tick tick tick” like he does for raindrops on the back deck. I layered him up in his woollies and snow suit and we took a walk to see if…

Uncategorized November 17, 2021

Wrapping Up Week Two of my Digital Reset

I had a conversation with Taylor quickly in passing Monday morning as we were getting ready for our day, in between brushing B’s teeth and feeding the birds. And I quote, “being off social media has been life changing.” A comment made by someone who was reluctant to read Digital Minimalism and told me he didn’t have to take a break because he didn’t have…

Uncategorized November 9, 2021

Week One of my Digital Reset

As I mentioned in a previous post, I’m currently challenging myself to a digital reset for the month of November, inspired by the book Digital Minimalism. I’d like to share my experience and thoughts each week in hopes of inspiring others to pick up the book and ditch the constant bombardment of STUFF. Before I dive in, I’d like to share a starting statistic or…

Reading November 8, 2021

Reading: Digital Minimalism

Finished this book in about a week’s time and with no surprise, was super motivated by the content to participate in a digital reset. Do I think some information was redundant? Yes. Was the content always the most inspiring? No, but everyone’s relationship with technology is different. I’m glad I stuck it out until the end because it did inspire me to share specific suggestions…

Uncategorized October 27, 2021

Challenging Myself to Complete a Digital Reset

Admittedly I’m only 116/254 pages into Digital Minimalism and hooked. So much so that I’ve decided to do a digital reset for the entire month of November. One may assume that a digital reset is a time in which you get to escape from your phone, kind of like a vacation to a remote place in Mexico (I’ve done that, multiple times, it’s lovely, highly…

Parenthood October 25, 2021

Keeping Christmas Simple

Probably not the topic you were expecting a week before Halloween, but I’ve got the holidays on my mind and in all honesty, I’m done shopping for B. (!) As I’ve gotten older and (ahem) responsible for keeping a house somewhat decent, I’ve shifted my thoughts significantly around gift giving, shopping in general really. It’s not about what’s under the tree but who’s around it…