8 Tips to Family Travel on a Budget

If I had a dollar for every time someone said “how do you manage to go away for a whole month?” I am certain I could afford another one month vacation! I am no novice to the travel scene. I am a gypsy at heart and after 20 years of …

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Quinte West and PEC’s Healthy Holiday Bucket List

With the kids off school, extra time off work and some serious positive spirit in the air, December holiday’s aren’t just for Christmas cookies, bailey’s in your coffee and BBC season specials but ALSO the perfect time for some extra focus on health, activity and wellness. My family and I …

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Dear Schedule Haters…

Some people thrive off of scheduling every hour in their day, making all the to-do lists and following structure to a tee. Others, like me, love a balance of routine, organization and some serious spontaneous moments in-between. And some don’t fall in either category. Are you that person that cringes …

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7 Tips to Get your Family Eating More Real Foods

As the years go by and your nutrition habits get stronger, making solid food choices gets easIER BUT there is always work to be done. I constantly assess where we are with our family eating habits. Are we getting sick too often for our liking (the gut and immune connections …

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6 Tips for Staying Active while Travelling

The fan is gently spinning above me, the roosters are having their morning ritual in the distance, the stars are still out and no other family-being is stirring. It would be VERY easy for me to close my eyes again and go back to my blissful Mexican dreams. But I …

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Refuelling the Body & Mind

As parents we are trying to do it all. Clothe, feed, clean, make money, drive, shop, budget, stay active, repeat. It’s a never ending juggling act. Every 400km or so you stop your car and refuel it with more energy to last the next 400km. So let me ask you …

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4 Tools for Getting Past Your Fear of ______

I had woken up like every other morning and had gone about my day. One of my daily tasks had been to organize some clutter in my home office. While going through my books and papers I found a journal which I had used years back for personal development. I …

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Family Fall Weekend in Ottawa

How many times do you turn the car around before leaving for a trip because you realize you forgot something? I’m pretty sure our neighbours take bets on how many times we do. Blankie, sunglasses, cell phones, runners, you name it, we forget it. Once I even forgot my passport …

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The Power of Sun

It was 11am and I was already ready for a nap. This was day three of dragging my October butt around. My mental clarity was missing and the kick in my step was something coffee couldn’t even cure. Am I getting sick? Is my sleep quality not there? Is my …

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