Top 5: Family Self Care

Self Care is starting to become a loaded phrase. Beautiful Insta feeds and curated blog posts would have you believe that Self Care is only for the rich. That if you can’t afford lavish “girls weekends” and spa days you aren’t doing it right. Another growing misconception is that the only way to care for…

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Top 5: Easiest Snacks Ever

Healthy(ish) snacks don’t have to be fancy or time consuming. Here are my top 5 Button Approved snacks that only take a few minutes to prepare. Top 5: Easiest Snacks Ever 1/2c Natural Peanut Butter or Greek Yogurt +1tsp Honey or Mable Syrup Apple Slices 1/2c Hoison Sauce +1/4c Natural Peanut Butter Crispy Romain, Apple…

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Saying Yes

I almost said no. Again. I wrote out the message, full of sorries and regret. xxxxxxxxx I watched each letter disappear. Why was I saying no. Why is my default to turn down a good thing. Good offers and compliments seem to be my kryptonite. My knee-jerk reaction is to recoil, run, hide. I wish…

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Top 5: Food Shows/Docs

For this weeks Top 5 I wanted to share with you some of my favourite food shows and documentaries on Netflix Canada right now. I love learning about nutrition, the history of food, and trying different recipes. I’m also interested in where the items we buy come from because I try to be a conscientious…

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This Is Not What We Do

Crisis Schooling is not homeschooling and you can stop pretending it is. I see an onslaught of future posts/articles coming from people who now think they know what we do. They don’t. Not really. Yet, they’ll give their articles negative titles like ‘Why Homeschooling Doesn’t Work’ or ‘How Homeschooling Ruined My My Children’s Lives”. You…

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Top 5: Amateur Parenting Advice

We’ve been at this parenting thing for a full decade now and in that time I’ve been asked, quite a few times, for advice. What have I learned so far on this wild journey? There’s a lot. A whole lot! I’m not an expert. Even the experts aren’t experts! And not every piece of advice…

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Notes From Your Introverts

Alright you extroverted sons of guns! I know you’re struggling. Your busybody energy is probably already bouncing off the walls while your introvert friends are living their best blanket-fort lives! So here’s some things that keep us busy in the comfort of our own homes! Info Spiralling We love a good Spiral. You-Tube Spiralling is…

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Top 5: Green Spring Cleaning Products

My friends back home tell me Spring is in the air. I can’t tell because there’s still snow up to my eyeballs here, but I’ll take their word for it. Spring in Canada isn’t like Spring in the movies, where everyone is wearing flowery dresses and strappy sandals. It’s still cold here, and there’s still…

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Crashing Into 37

I’d love to tell you that I’m sailing into 37, but it’s defiantly more of a crash landing. The last couple months have been exhausting. Nothing huge, just a bunch of little things not quite working out right. I’ve been feeling very unsettled and frustrated. I’m…out of sorts. I’m suddenly very aware of turning 40.…

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Top 5: Eco-Swaps 2020

I dedicated December to Gift Guides so it’s been a minute since you got a new Top 5 list. Let’s get back into it! Many people have “be more green” or “be more eco-conscious” on their New Year’s Resolution lists. It’s easy to have lofty goals but it starts small. Simple ways that add up…

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