Shop on a Budget with Groupon Coupons

groupon-logo-300I love to save money, often shop online for my family and am always looking for a discount or free shipping whether I am shopping for the holidays, birthdays or everyday. That’s why I would like to introduce my readers to Groupon Coupons. Continue reading

I will Always be the Mother of a Premie

Last week, I was standing in the hallway of my son’s school listening to another parent talk about her friend who was so pregnant, and how hard it was and just couldn’t wait to get the baby out.  It was a normal conversation about the very real discomfort that comes with late stages of pregnancy and yet… it was hard for me to listen to even 7 years after the sudden premature delivery of my own son. I found myself feeling very uncomfortable and awkwardly walking away.  Continue reading

Rocky Mountain Soap Company Review

I recently attended a special event at the new Rocky Mountain Soap Company store at Metropolis at Metrotown. The first thing I noticed is that the store smells divine and the products look amazing – almost good enough to eat! Continue reading

Halloween Events in Burnaby and the Tri-Cities

Halloween in Burnaby and the Tri-CitiesHalloween is almost upon us, and if you’re anything like me, you are on the lookout for last minute, affordable family activities. Here are some great Halloween events in Burnaby and the Tri-Cities for the coming week.  Happy Halloween! Continue reading

Halloween at Flyover Canada

This weekend, my family attended Halloween at Flyover Canada at Canada Place in Vancouver for some family-style Halloween fun.

FlyOver-Canada 2015 Continue reading

Part 4 – Should We Stay in Metro Vancouver or Should We Go?

We’ve been living with job loss in Vancouver for 7 months now. Luckily the severance package is seeing us through, but in addition to job hunting, my husband and I are considering the question of whether we should stay in the Metro Vancouver area or not. Continue reading

EarthBites Cooking Class Series

Recently, I had the opportunity to take in an EarthBites cooking class in Vancouver with the delightful Chef Alex Tung of La Grotta Del Formaggio who is an absolute wonder with cooking pasta. Continue reading

Part 3 – Sweating the Small Stuff in Job Loss

Job loss comes with a lot of paperwork and decision making; we were definitely sweating over the details or the “small stuff” for a couple of months. Continue reading

Part 2 – Sharing the News

It’s not easy to tell family and friends about a layoff. Continue reading

Part 1 – Job Loss

January 2015 hit our family like a truck when my husband was told he was about to be laid off from his job. After 20+ years of working for Big Blue, the employee, employer relationship was over just like that.  And now we are unemployed in Vancouver – no easy thing with our substantial mortgage and young family. Continue reading