Part 5 – Our Canadian Family’s Journey Through Unemployment in 2015

It’s been a tough year for our middle-class Canadian family. In January 2015, my husband received his notice from Big Blue that his job as an IT management professional was being eliminated through no fault of his own. It has now been 10 months since he lost his job which has been the main source of income for our family of three. Continue reading

A Holiday Visit to the Vancouver Aquarium

Visiting the Vancouver Aquarium during the holidays is always a fun Christmastime adventure for our family. Continue reading

A Visit to Capilano Canyon Lights in 2015

This year we made our second annual trip to visit Capilano Canyon Lights – an event which has quickly become one of my family’s favourite things to do during the Christmas holidays. It was so fun to be close to nature, enjoying the festive lights in and around Capilano River. Continue reading

Christmas at Flyover Canada 2015

We had a great time visiting Christmas at Flyover Canada this year. The 2015 holiday edition of FlyOver Canada takes you on a high flying tour across Canada AND you get to visit Santa’s workshop at the North Pole. Santa is in need of some help to locate some missing elves along the way so be sure to bring your littles with you for this ride. Continue reading

Family New Year’s Eve Party at Rocky Mountain Flatbread

Rocky Mountain Flatbread has the perfect New Year’s Eve party planned for families – and the best part is there is no babysitter needed! There are two styles of party to choose from depending on which you location you choose. Such a fun idea for New Year’s Eve with the kids!
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Vancouver Christmas Market – A Family Favourite

Last week, my family visited the Vancouver Christmas Market which has become one of our favourite activities to do in Metro Vancouver over the holiday season. Continue reading

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. Groupon Coupons is a great new service to check out if you like saving money like I do. 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.  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