Month: December 2010

2010: A Year In Review

2010: A Year In Review

2010 was an interesting year. And although I am on vacation, I couldn’t end off 2010 without a recap of a few life lessons learned, memories shared, milestones celebrated, and tough times endured. 2010 was without a doubt, the most interesting year of my life. This was my year ‘off the fence.’ Euphoric at times, to be honest. To have received a second chance to build something from nothing, was a truly a dream come true. That’s what 2010 was for me… something from nothing.

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

Taking time to think, relax, recharge, and regroup.

Planning for 2011.

Let’s make it the best one yet.

On Vacation

On Vacation

To you, my cherished readers, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I wish you health, happiness, prosperity and peace in 2011. May all that you wish for, be the least that you get.

EXCLUSIVE: An Announcement

EXCLUSIVE: An Announcement

Starting every Wednesday 1:00 -1:30PM, in the New Year, I will be the weekly business start-up correspondent for The Kim Fraser Show, on CJAD Talk Radio, AM 800, or CJAD.com. The show has 150,000 daily listeners, and you will now be able to CALL ME with all your business startup questions. So many of you MomPreneurs, businesswomen, small business owners and others have asked me how we can connect. So now, I am thrilled to be accessible to you on the air… LIVE. And it’s not just for women. IT’S ALL START-UP and that includes MEN too!

UPDATE: Matthew Besner's Body Discovered

UPDATE: Matthew Besner’s Body Discovered

Police have confirmed the body found this morning near the Five Roses Flour mill is that of Matthew Besner, 27. His body was discovered on the shore of the Lachine Canal near Mill St. At a morning news conference, police said there were signs that Besner had crossed from the north side of the canal to the south side of the canal and fell at least twice. It appears Besner was able to get up but fell again. His body showed no signs of violence and nothing was missing from his wallet. Besner had vanished mysteriously Sunday night from outside an Old Montreal restaurant.

The Bucket List - Updated

The Bucket List – Updated

One of my most popular Blog posts and concepts that really took off over the past year, has been my Bucket List Blog. On February 19th, 2010 I urged you to make a list of your dreams– or simply a list of 25 things you want to do before you “kick the bucket.” The concept pushed many, including Brooke Burke to create her Bucket List which she spoke of on The Oprah Show, on her Blog, and in her upcoming book, The Naked Mom. Because of the power of the Bucket List, and with the approach of 2011, instead of making New Year’s resolutions this year, I wanted to encourage all my readers who haven’t yet done so to make their Bucket List. I’ve re-posted mine below, added a few updates in RED (’cause it’s almost been a year), and then, I’d love to see yours.

You Know You Need A Break When…

Hi ladies! I just got back from an hour walk in the minus 9 degree weather so I feel clear and refreshed. I’ve got a nice hot cup of coffee next to my laptop. It’s Friday, so that’s always nice. And the holidays are just around the corner. So all in all, life’s good.

But shit, this woman feels like she needs a time-out. And I know it, just from these few things I’ve done over the past 2 weeks. And the other not-so-good stuff below.

Maximizing Your Holiday Time

Holiday time for our family has always been a big deal. Many years ago when my children were small, (and I was still married), my ex-wife and I made great use of our holiday time. Instead of running south and contending with the hoards of irritated travelers, we stayed put… the ultimate ‘staycation.’ I can recall with great affection, hauling in our Christmas tree and setting the presents below, sitting by the fire and decorating ginger bread houses. I remember it like it was yesterday– Christmas morning, our little one’s running down the stairs, still in their pj’s, hair disheveled, smelly breath and smiles beaming across their faces as they opened their presents. I filmed several Christmases’ and took enough photos to assemble a great collection of what our family was like during these happy times. I love to recall these precious memories. That feeling of success in my heart, feeling so fortunate, and having my family all to myself, with no schedules, no school, no interference from outside sources.

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