Month: November 2016

Do You Let Others Define You?

Do You Let Others Define You?

Happy #GivingTuesday, Ladies! In case you didn’t know, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. (GivingTuesday.org)

Now back to today’s post.

I was perusing through Instagram yesterday, and I stumbled upon something that really spoke to me. My friend and fellow Montreal working mom, Maddy K shared the quote above, Don’t Let The World Define You, and then underneath, this text:

How To Talk To Your Kids About Money

Talking to our kids about money can be daunting. Where do you start? How do you start? When do you start?

As a Certified Life Coach, and Weekly Parenting Correspondent on Global News, I care very deeply about parents, kids and the wellbeing of the family unit. I often speak about the importance of financial freedom for women, and the messaging that it is never too early (OR TOO LATE) to begin. The more you talk about money now, the more confident you will be in your financial future. And while money doesn’t buy happiness, financial freedom can mean things like an early retirement, a home for your family, and the flexibility to make choices for yourself.

Here are my five tips when it comes to talking to your kids about money:

Demystifying The College Application Process

Some parents make the first decisions about their child’s education before their child is even born! Daycare and elementary waiting lists, open-house visits, admission tests, and thoughts of getting into the “right university” often come into our minds.

Then, as your child grows and their learning profile develops, you may alter or shift your mindset for high school. As you navigate puberty and the moody teen years, thoughts about college applications seem far off while you navigate emotional outbursts, changing friendships, and curfews! But before you know it, you are in the throws of your teen’s existential crisis, hearing “What am I going to do for the rest of my life?!” after he/she fails a math test, and then the college application process begins with, “I am never going to get in to college!”

Pumps & Pearls: Shop for a Cause at LE CHÂTEAU

PUMPS & PEARLS EVENT: SHOP FOR A CAUSE

November 17th, 2016 at LE CHÂTEAU’s CF Fairview Pointe-Claire store, you can get your footwear fix and make a difference at the WIWS Pumps & Pearls Event.

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All day long as the cash register rings, they’ll be donating 10% of all footwear and pearl necklace sales to the West Island Woman’s Shelter, with whom they’ve been partnering with since January in various programs such as their Outlet Charity Drive and our Avancez Avec Style Program. And from 5:30PM – 8:30PM, come and enjoy light refreshments (hello, mini cupcakes!), and meet some of the organizers behind this fantastic charity as well.

Are You Stuck In A Rut?

Are You Stuck In A Rut?

If you’ve been perched on the fence getting splinters, unable to make a decision, paralyzed and afraid to take the jump toward your happiness, I am coming for you. Fall symbolizes the shedding and ridding ourselves of the old, and beginning of the new cycle. Fall is a perfect time to make plans.

Here are 5 Steps To Get Off The Fence and Get Unstuck this fall. It’s time to make a plan to get out of a rut and thriving:

Brain Dump

Brain Dump

Hello, it’s been a week since I’ve been here. HOW YOU DOIN’?

Judging by the many I’ve been following on social media, not so good.

Last week, I promised to share what I’ve been up to. But first, I need to get the election off my chest. Therefore, to catch you up, today will be one big BRAIN DUMP.

My feelings in my social media updates this morning:

This is what Americans wanted – CHANGE. We now have to get over the shock, accept this new reality and pray that this guy can assemble a good entourage. Praying for a great America.

Wisdom Wednesday: Are You A Blamer?

Wisdom Wednesday: Are You A Blamer?

Hola, Happy Hump Day, AKA Wisdom Wednesday.

I have lots to tell you, but I will preserve my strength and share all next week. Come back next week, please. 😉
But today, I have a question for you, and I’d like you to think long and hard about it, and answer yourself honestly.

ARE YOU A BLAMER?

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