Month: January 2017

Embracing The Ride

Embracing The Ride

From big dreams, great rewards may come, but there is none greater than the journey itself. For just as there is no reward without a journey, there is no journey without reward.

There was once a man for whom every day was the same. He awakened very early each morning and donned his suit and tie. He went to work, came home, ate dinner, and went to bed. Day in and day out, his life was unchanging. Each day he would tell himself, “When I’m 60, I will retire. Then, I’ll get that house by the sea.” And so, this is what he lived for. An entire life spent eyeing the prize.

Celebrating 4 Years With Global TV!

Celebrating 4 Years With Global TV!

It was four years ago, that I sat nervously in the green room of Global Television. I was starting my new weekly job as the Parenting and Lifestyle Correspondent on The Morning News.

Let's Talk and #EndTheStigma

Let’s Talk and #EndTheStigma

It’s a fact, one in five Canadians will suffer from mental illness at some point in their lifetime. One of the biggest hurdles for anyone suffering from mental illness is overcoming the stigma. It is the number one reason why two-thirds of those living with a mental illness do not seek help.

Today is a day of awareness to end the stigma that keeps too many who struggle with mental illness from seeking the help they need.

This is my story.

MOMPRENEUR: 8 Mom-Based Home Business Ideas

MOMPRENEUR: 8 Mom-Based Home Business Ideas

So it’s 2017. Maybe your kids are all in school now, and maybe you’ve decided that this is the year you’re going to get creative – in every sense of the word. Maybe you’ve decided that you’re going to get off the fence and contribute to society and your household income. Maybe you need to work for financial reasons, maybe you don’t. But one thing is for certain… Mompreneurship can be big business.

Beyond Politics: Trump and Inauguration Day

Beyond Politics: Trump and Inauguration Day

So, this is not a political blog. I’m pretty sure you know that by now.

But, I do have something I really want to say, so here goes…

For some, today is a day to rejoice and celebrate. Change is upon us, and Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the United States of America for the next four to possibly eight years. For others, this is a very sad and scary day.

Wordless Wednesday: #KnowYourLemons

Wordless Wednesday: #KnowYourLemons

A week ago, a woman named Erin Smith Chiez shared this on Facebook.

In the past few days, I have received quite a few private messages about a “game” going around where you post a heart, then you are secretly supposed to state it is for breast cancer awareness. This is my response to all of these messages.

Someone once posted a picture on Facebook of what breast cancer can look like. Not feel, but look like. In December of 2015 when I saw an indentation that looked like one of those pictures, I instantly knew I had breast cancer. I tried to feel for a tumor, but my tumor was non palpable. I was diagnosed with breast cancer 5 days later and with stage 4 the following month. A heart did nothing for awareness. I knew what breast cancer was. I knew all about self exams, but a picture of what to look for keyed me into knowing I had a terminal disease. We need to give REAL information, not cute hearts. Without having seen a picture randomly with real information, I wouldn’t have known what to look for. Do us a favor, stop playing games with my life and start truly helping people. Metastatic breast cancer treatment research and real awareness.

Winter Fashion Trends To Stay On Point With @LeChateauStyle

Winter Fashion Trends To Stay On Point With @LeChateauStyle

It’s cold outside baby! And whether you’re in full winter clothes or toying with spring fashion (yes, I know it still feels early for that), there is one place that has you covered in this department. Day to night, causal wear, career apparel, girls night out, date night, wedding wear, winter coats, shoes, accessories. Yes, your one stop shop is LeChateau.com. I have been their proud Brand Ambassador for a few years now, as you might know.

So without further ado, let’s show you some great winter trends and looks for every woman, that come in every size, for every occasion.

Blue Monday: Today is Considered the 'Most Depressing Day of the Year'

Blue Monday: Today is Considered the ‘Most Depressing Day of the Year’

“Christmas is over, you’ve put on weight, it’s cold out, it’s dark out, your credit card bills are in, you’re not going to get another day off until March, and you’re tired.

You might even be depressed.

If so, you are not alone, especially not today. For today, according to one measure, is Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year.” (Montreal Gazette)

Blue Monday sounds pretty gloomy. But for many, it truly is. For some, this January funk is a result of cold weather, overspending during the holidays, the dollar (if you’re Canadian), a relationship gone sour, or job dissatisfaction. For others, it’s something more serious.

Embracing Your So-Called “Midlife Crisis”

Embracing Your So-Called “Midlife Crisis”

As we age, most women eventually come to a wild crossroads, a confusing place where we must devise a new purpose, or formulate a new self-valuation. It’s a life phase of “fence sitting,” or, for those of us in our 40s and 50s, a time that’s — often disparagingly — referred to as the “midlife crisis.”

Sometimes this crisis is shy and easy, a tiny blip on the psychological radar. At other times, it roars in with a shattering bang and is dragged out slowly, kicking and screaming in handcuffs.

It may arrive with the empty nest, or earlier, with the first gray hairs. It might arrive because a divorce or death in the family leaves us seeking new companions. It might arrive because we’re unfortunately forced out of a job and need to forge new paths, or maybe because career-wise, we feel “stuck in a rut.”

Slowing The F Down

Slowing The F Down

Hello, hello!

Happy New Year M’Ladies. How was your holiday season? I rested and regrouped with my family, and I’m ready for 2017. I know that after hearing from so many of you, the general consensus is that the world seems happy to just put 2016 behind us.

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