Health

Healthy Habits to Get Into

I know, we are all sad that the winter holidays are over but some of us ( like me!) are still acting as if the holidays have never left. All the yummy lattes, heavy rich foods plus staying up late has taken a toll on our bodies, but it’s not too late to change our habits around. Trust me! I love pumpkin spice lattes, tasty pastries, and staying up till 12, but this mama! needs to change her ways before she burns out. Here are some healthy habits that will help us bounce back...

Health

Let’s talk about Collagen

Collagen is known to improve your hair, skin, nails, bones, ligaments and more. It makes your skin glow, enhances skin elasticity and supports healthy hair and nails. Why should we care about this protein substance that acts like superglue within our own bodies? Collagen upholds the structure within our connective tissues so when our skin starts to hangs it’s all due to our poor collagen production. Collagen production starts to slow down as we age but there are things we can do to help it from depleting completely...

Lifestyle

Figuring Out Your Parenting Style

As a new mama I’m figuring out what my parenting style is, or if I even have one. My toddler has grown up so much in such a short time. Each day I think about how I am contributing to his overall development; his physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and intellectual needs and wonder am I contributing enough? We experience pressure from other people’s expectations of what kind of parent we should be. I get it. When we become parents, our world turns into a world of expectations but here’s the thing. We are all figuring it out, and that’s okay...

Lifestyle

Life Lessons I Learned in my 20’s

Reflecting back to my 20’s I learned a few lessons that made me grow as a individual. Now, I’m not saying that I am all-wise or all-knowing! No, I am far from that but I have learn a thing or two that has shaped me into the person that I am today. I could say that I wish I knew these things when I was younger but that would only take all the "FUN" out of these lessons. All I can do now is pass on what I have learned, and share my experiences with you. Here are things I learned in my 20’s....

Culture

The Significance of First Nations Beading

When you look at a pair of beaded earrings or a beaded necklace what is the first thing you think of? At first, I only saw the beauty that the colorful beads had to offer but I never focused on the meaning behind them. Now, when I look at a piece I see commitment, precision, heritage, care, and vision. These beautiful native beadworks contain so much time, effort, history, and meaning. Some beadworks hold stories behind them. Some are heirlooms passed down from generation to generation. Some are a way to connect to our past and bond to our present...

Lifestyle

My Summer Must-Haves

As summer approaches I instantly stock up on my summer must-haves so I am ready to hit the beach or just, you know, look and feel summer ready. There are so many wonderful things that I can add to my must-haves list but these are my top 4 that cannot be overlooked....

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Moving Forward with the Pandemic

A lot of things have changed over the last few months due to the pandemic, and we are experiencing a new kind of normal. When we go through a new change it can be exhausting. In a previous post Dear Diary – Day 6 Our Struggle. I talked about the struggles I endured during the pandemic. After 14 days of self-isolation my husband was able to be in the same space with his family. I am grateful that he is back with us and no longer a basement hermit. This unfortunate event may have insanely increased my cleaning procedures but it also had me examine the different aspects of my life...

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My Bedtime Routine for a Better Night Sleep

Anyone else have a bedtime routine? I follow my bedtime routine when I know I have been lacking a good night’s rest. Bedtime routines make you feel energized and refreshed the next day, but did you know there are other benefits when you catch more Zzz’s? According to Healthline, sleep is an important factor to obtaining a healthy body. Sleep is just as important as exercise and a healthy diet. Weight loss, productivity increase, a stronger immune system, and a better mood are the few profits you gain when you have a good night slumber...

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Our Struggle during the Pandemic

Nothing is scarier than living through a pandemic as a parent. I am constantly thinking how I can ensure my toddlers safety. I should clean more. Make sure I disinfect anything and everything that comes through my front door. My husband develops a cough last week, and we made the decision for him to self-isolate at home. He is in his own room which separates him from me and his son. By doing this we are ensuring everyone’s safety. He’s isolated and I have a little one, and two fur babies to take care on my own. I can do this. I need to make sure to feed my husband, and disinfect his dishes. I need to make sure I disinfect my home. I need…I need….I need…..this transition is hard....

Health

5 Ways to Eliminate Toxic Thinking

When you wake up in the morning, what is the first thing you think of? Hmmm….Lately, I’ve been trying to focus on all the good things in my life but sometimes I revert back to old negative thinking habits. I’m talking about constantly thinking of the worst scenario for whatever situation I am currently in. This type of thinking is called rumination. It can even become a never ending self-destructive cycle...Here are 5 ways to eliminate toxic thinking;...

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25 Things to Keep You Busy When You’re Stuck at Home

Everyone is in self-isolation due to the coronavirus, which means less socialization, and more self reflection. Yes, let's take this time to self reflect, and get to know ourselves, again. When's the last time we wrote a journal entry? or took out our paint brushes? I know staying at home can be a bit of a bore but that doesn't mean there is nothing to do. Shut off that TV, and try something new...it's not everyday we get a chance to enjoy the little things we used to love. ( You know before life got in the way).