The latest from our Heart and Soul
Parenting Lesson: The Courtesy Flush
As a parent we are called upon to teach our kids many lessons that they will take forward into adulthood: being polite, following through on your promises, or standing behind your beliefs. One lesson I never expected I would be teaching is the Courtesy Flush.
5 Natural Bug Repellents
Living in the city I’ve never been big on applying bug repellents on my kids; the chemicals their skin would absorb far outweighed the benefit of avoiding the occasional bug bites. However, this crazy spring weather and a friend’s mosquito bite related blood poisoning story has me re-evaluating my stance.
Kids Book Review: Nana's Summer Surprise
Nana's Summer SurpriseTundra Booksage 5-8Written by Heather Hartt-Sussman, illustrated by Georgia Graham 32 pages
BBQ Cheeseburger with Mango-Chile Salsa Recipe
As part of Summer BBQ Sunday we've experimented with all sorts of great food on our BBQ but burgers are always popular. This Cheeseburger with Mango-Chile Salsa recipe from Weber’s New Real Grilling cookbook looks like a tasty alternative to plain burgers on the grill.
Wash Buddy for Dad
There are lots of great ways to remember dad, we even shared some craft and DIY ideas, but since my husband has been really busy lately I wanted to find a gift that the kids could give to and enjoy with their dad.
Summer Kidtographer Wanted
Swimming in the pool. Adventuring in the park. Digging in the sand. Summer holds a special spot in the hearts of kids. It’s about no school and unlimited fun. Posterjack.ca wants to capture these moments and are looking for three Summer Kidtographers to snap their summer adventure.
My Style. 7 Beginner Make-Up Tutorials
I am just getting into make-up and how to apply it. Because I am new to the concept I asked my friends and it turns out a lot of them do not know how to apply make-up either. So if my friends and I don't know I thought there might other people needing make-up help.
Waikiki Shore Offers a Bit of Home on Vacation
Living in Canada I often daydream about those movie moments, waking up to the warm southern sun and the ebb and flow of the ocean as I have my morning tea. Family trips to Hawaii are often my attempt to recreate this feeling. I don’t want to just stay there, I want to feel as though I live there, being part of the community, and Outrigger Waikiki Shore delivers.
Bringing Instagram to Our Wall
My smart phone keeps me connected but it also enables me to capture a moment in time and share it. Instagram is my new photo album, enabling me to share travel experiences and everyday family silliness. Now I’ve found a way to bring those moments out into the real world (and surprise my husband).
When is the Right Time for Kids?
As I was writing a little bit about myself for another project, I started to think how my current path wasn’t what I had planned. Many people hope to get married (some even have binders full of planning details) and the obvious next step is kids. That wasn’t my plan.