Snow is on the ground, eggnog is in stores and the sounds of the holidays are all around us. Despite the fact that my family and I do not celebrate Christmas, I’ve been told on many an occasion that I take the holiday spirit and run with it (THINK marathon). I love buying eggnog, decorating gingerbread houses with the kids, baking and decorating cookies and prancing around to the #SoundsOfTheHolidays.

It feels like just yesterday that travelling across the border (US/CAN of course) used to mean switching into Airplane mode, then double and triple checking to make sure you don’t accidentally incur crippling roaming charges. I remember hearing horror stories from friends and family who had forgotten to switch their phones off during a trip down south and had a figurative heart attack when they received their bills!

I had the pleasure of interviewing Jennifer Powell on a recent #CanadianMomEhChat Google Hangout. Jennifer is no stranger to many in the Canadian social media realm but for those who have not yet had the pleasure of meeting her, she is the Principal of Blissdom Canada, Bliss 360, Splash Media Engagement and Hart & Galla. 

It’s no secret I love hockey. It’s also no secret that I love the best team in the galaxy….(speaking completely objectively). Therefore, this #WordlessWednesday is brought to you by Rogers Game Centre Live. I love being able to catch the games on the go wherever I am with these great gifts from Rogers. Given we’re on the subject of hockey (though to be completely fair and honest, when is one not far from the subject of hockey)….#GoHabsGo. That’s all.

Why what you see is not always what you get

Never judge a book by its cover. We hear this expression often enough but it isn’t until the shoe is on the other foot that we really understand what it means. Social media (for the most part) is an array of perfectly filtered images showing mostly happy people, fantastic meals and vacations to die for. What’s behind the lens also matters though, especially since more often than not it’s far from perfect.

One of our favourite ways to unwind as a family and gear up for the week ahead (during winter) is with family skating. We love to load up the trunk with our skates and helmets, head to the local rink and feel like we’re floating on ice. What does your family do to unwind?

There is no shortage of business gurus, experts and advisors out there. Though sometimes we may have to chop through the thickets to spot a good one, finding the right one for you can be priceless. Anyone who wants to learn about owning and operating a business can do so with some experienced advice.  As a business owner, entrepreneur and mom, the demands on my time are unique.

We’ve all been there. Out on the road, running errands, picking kid A up from this practice, getting kid B from that playdate, then it hits. What’s for supper? That thought that crosses every parent’s mind and is met with a mild panic attack while you calculate the following formula (food in fridge) x (ingredients in fridge) divided by total amount of energy you have. This mathematical formula all too often leads to a begrudging decision that despite wanting a healthier food option you’ll probably end up picking up dinner. What if I were to tell you there IS a healthier option that you can pick up? 

We’re excited to share the first in a series of Google Hangouts on the CanadianMomEh YouTube channel, part of the #CanadianMomEhChat. I interviewed the ever talented Valerie Curro Khayat, a media literacy advocate, yogini, poet and musician over at Quietivity. You can view the interview below. 

Sometimes you just have to roll with the punches life throws your way. This #WordlessWednesday I am thankful for kids who never let me have a dull moment.

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