The Harsh Truth About Your Fake Friends

You've known it, denied it, and even made excuses for the fake friends in your life, but this you can't take anymore. It's time to move on from these toxic people, but first, you need to see them for who they really are. Here are common telltale signs that you have fake friends you need to shake for good.

The Real Reasons You Can’t Quit Your Unhealthy Habits

"If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won’t get you there.”  – Benjamin P. Hardy Willpower won't help you quit unhealthy habits. Yet, here we are. Trying desperately time and time again to exercise our willpower to make positive changes. Sure, the change may last for awhile, but over the longterm … Continue reading The Real Reasons You Can’t Quit Your Unhealthy Habits

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Embracing #NoFilter: Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid Of Getting Real On Social Media And In Real Life

As you scroll through your social feed, you see yet another picture of a glam mom sharing her favourite smoothie recipe, travel pictures or DIY kids costumes. Then, you stare down at your own breast milk stained shirt, and your mind instantly shifts to: What am I doing wrong? The undeniable truth is we're not … Continue reading Embracing #NoFilter: Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid Of Getting Real On Social Media And In Real Life

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Guest Post: Eat These Before Your Next Workout — 10 Healthy Energy Boosting Foods

These 10 healthy foods can boost your workout and help you get the most out of each session. The best part — the foods are cheap, and easy to prepare with a huge positive impact on your performance and results. Wholegrain bread Loaded with fiber, vitamin B6, magnesium, zinc and folic acid this versatile food is … Continue reading Guest Post: Eat These Before Your Next Workout — 10 Healthy Energy Boosting Foods

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How To Make Your Child Feel Truly Loved

As parents, we spend so much of our time and energy agonizing over what is best for our children. Before they are born we spend countless hours researching the best baby cribs, monitors and toys. As they grow, we strive to find the best daycares, schools and extra-curricular activities. Along the way it's easy to neglect the one thing we have the most control over. The one thing our children need most from us. Love. Children need to feel loved. The need for love doesn’t change as they grow, but in the busy world of parenting how we show it often does.

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The Burden of Too Much

I struggle desperately to let go. I hold on to everything. Every passing moment, every memento, every card, every relationship – even those gone bad. I hold on too tight fearing that if I let go, even a little bit, I’ll have nothing left. But maybe letting go isn’t about losing.

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Why Kindness Should Be Your New Year’s Resolution

Year after year, the top resolutions remain the same - get fit, lose weight, save money, eat healthy and quit (insert unhealthy habit here). A few weeks (or if you’re lucky a few months) into the new year, often these resolutions fall to the side as every day life takes over. But what if I told you there’s one New Year’s resolution you could keep all throughout the year?

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Letting Go Of Guilt

“You’re doing a great job," our family doctor said after my youngest daughter’s one-year checkup. Tears welled in my eyes because I felt that couldn't possibly be true. Sure, I made homemade organic food, practiced attachment parenting, did plenty of reading and singing all while also taking care of my three-year-old, but it never felt like enough. There was always a lingering heavy feeling.

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When Slowing Down Is The Only Option

These days the pace of life always seems to be speeding up, making it feel nearly impossible to slow down. The to-do lists are long, demands are high and expectations are even higher. Especially the ones we put on ourselves. How can I stay on top of things? Am I doing enough? Should I do more? These are the questions that run through my mind regularly.

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Creating Your Tribe

We live in a world where we’re increasingly having babies away from our hometowns, which means often without the support of long-term friends and family. This is exciting because we have a chance to create new friendships, but it can also be daunting during a time when there are so many new changes happening in our lives. The early months of motherhood can be especially isolating marking the importance of building a strong support network.