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    Parenthood

    7 Relatable and Inspiring Quotes about Motherhood

    7 Relatable and Inspiring Quotes about Motherhood If you’re new to the game (because motherhood is totally challenging — but still incredibly fun) then welcome to the hood! If you’ve been around the block a time or two then welcome back. Raising little humans isn’t easy, and often we feel that we are alone on this journey, especially when we are at our worst. These Mums have just the right words for the experiences that you and I have -or will- face at some point along our paths as mothers. Here are my favourite relatable and inspiring quotes about motherhood that really helped me feel like I wasn’t alone in…

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    Parenthood,  Teacher Life

    Diversity Education: Creating a Discrimination-Free Classroom

    What is Diversity Education? “Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another’s uniqueness.“ Ola Joseph Celebrating difference, honouring uniqueness, and teaching acceptance. Diversity education is about creating an environment where all bodies are respected and all perspectives are valued. Why should we teach diversity? While it’s easy to point our finger at a certain president south of the border discriminating and creating an atmosphere of unacceptance, there are in fact still many places here in Canada where dominant groups of people are unaccepting of difference, especially based on race, religion, and sexual orientation/identity. Discrimination occurs between individuals as well as groups of people and creates…

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    Parenthood,  Small-Town Life

    Keeping Up with Kendrick: 18 Months Old

    This month Kendrick will be one and a half. He is loving small-town life and being so close (only a 5-minute walk) to his Grandpa’s house. He enjoys our new home and has been spending lots of time at the lake and watching the trains (he can even say “train” now…well sort of). He is growing at an alarming rate and will be wearing 3T clothing very soon! He is going to be as tall as the trees, just like Daddy! We have also have some news to share with you about Kendrick’s birthmark. Well… It’s beginning to fade away! Since the spring the strawberry birthmark that has taken up half of…

  • 5 Easy Breakfasts for Busy Parents - Lifeasmrsmum.com
    Food + Fitness,  Parenthood,  Small-Town Life

    5 Easy Breakfasts for Busy Parents

    As busy parents we need all the energy we can get, and sometimes that isn’t even enough to keep up with the kids. That’s why it’s so important to fuel ourselves, not only with the right foods but at the right times, so that we don’t burn out. We do our best parenting when our minds and our bodies are able to fully engage in the activity at hand. And I don’t know about the rest of you, but my Mum-shift starts the moment I wake up and doesn’t end until the moment I go to sleep (and sometimes not even then). Breakfast can help us to achieve this. So…

  • Parenthood,  Small-Town Life,  Student Life

    When Life Gives You Lemons…

    If you read my post “10 Things I’ve Learned About Being a Mum” then you already know that nothing ever goes according to plan. No matter how hard you try. Just when I thought I was getting into the swing of motherhood, life threw me a bunch of lemons! I was hit with not one but three bombshells. First, I finished maternity leave to find out that I didn’t have a job to go back to. Second, our landlords sold the townhouse that we have been living in for nearly 4 years and we have been forced to move. And third, I didn’t get accepted to the program I applied…

  • Parenthood,  Small-Town Life

    Wants vs. Needs: A New Mum’s Perspective

    You would think that the difference between wants and needs would be ridiculously obvious. But in reality, most people these days live their lives without really differentiating between the two. We seem to feel like we need things that we really could easily live without: the internet, caffeine, our iPhones, a vacation. We live in a world where consumerism is inescapable. It is impossible to go anywhere these days without seeing a logo, an advertisement, hearing about a promotion, the latest tech, fashion trend, celebrity gossip. It’s on the television, on our phones, in our ears, on our clothes, and in our food; we can’t avoid it. When I became…

  • Marriage + Relationships,  Parenthood

    Oh, How I Miss the City!

      My husband (new fiancé at the time) and I traded in the big city nearly five years ago and moved to the Southern Interior of British Columbia for a change of scenery and for me to continue my studies towards becoming a teacher. Our life in Vancouver had gotten stale, we were losing our motivation, and we desperately needed a fresh start together, on our own, away from our family and friends.   This move turned out to be the best decision we would ever make, and I don’t regret it one bit! Duncan has found himself a career, I completed my first Bachelors Degree, we got married, got…