Exposé: The ugly truth about beauty.

My entire life, the media and beauty industry have dictated whether I’ve been: happy or unhappy; healthy or unhealthy; mentally sound or depressed and anxious. How? By feeding us a constant, unreachable, impossible idea (and huge lie) of what makes a woman beautiful. I do not and never have bought beauty magazines, but enough of this negative …

That old saying is so true: You reap what you sow.

Farming at sunrise.

  Mark and I spent a lot of years raising our kids. We’ve been through all the usual frustrations, worry and wonderful happy moments that come with raising kids.   But, as the old saying says, “You reap what you sow.”   I’m sad to say Erin and Stuart are no longer kids. Erin is …

Make sure they know who you are: Get your ID sorted out today.

It's important to get your ID sorted out today.

  There’s no doubting that the present is an exciting time to live in.   You’re sitting reading this on a computer, and it was written on another computer. If you wanted to, right now, you could go and read today’s news in Finnish. You might not understand it, but it would be there. Technology …

Amazing destinations to visit for that special birthday celebration.

Amazing destinations to visit for that special birthday celebration.

When you reach an extra special birthday, whether it be the 50th, 60th – or any other milestone, you want to do something memorable to mark the occasion.   Many head on a luxury holiday so they can have a fantastic break they will never forget.   It can be hard to choose one great destination in our …

Hey! It’s Aunty Feather and Uncle Honeypie!

Blythe's Fishing

  Hey! It’s Aunty Feather and Uncle Honeypie!   When my kids were little, the tones alerting me to email and Facebook messages were sounding more than usual on one day, and that’s because Mark was out of town on a business trip and we corresponded through chat and email. Was he in Toronto? Montreal? Ottawa? Edmonton? …no, he …

Easter with a dose of reality: The way some stock photographers see the world.

Easter with a dose of reality, the way some stock photographers see the world

  Nobody’s perfect.  But you wouldn’t know that based on the way stock photographers see the world.    Do a search on Google Images with keywords like Easter or Holiday Traditions and you’re sure to discover images painting the holiday experience as one of delightful perfection. The images that are returned will be a beautiful …

Drone camera: One of four great cameras to enhance your fun family life.

Aeryon Scout camera drone.

  When it comes to recording your family for fun and posterity, the drone camera is the newest tech option among four great cameras.   Technology has the ability to improve our lives in a variety of ways. There’s arguably no better invention than the camera. Considering that all newer technologies have photo or video making …

Stressed? 4 great stress reducing pastimes.

4 great stress reducing pastimes.

  Are you stressed?   I’d be surprised if you said ‘no’ as we all deal with stress of varying levels in our lives.   No matter what stresses you are under, here are 4 great stress reducing pastimes.   Do you work outside the home or are you a stay at home parent? You’ll find life is filled …