100-Mile Food Journey, Faith

Food for Thought: The Spiritual Side to Local Eating

As time ticks closer towards July and the first day of our year-long local eating challenge, I have wrestled more and more with why we really want to do this challenge. Beyond teaching my girls what it means to appreciate food that is grown in our own backyard, why do we want to embark on… Continue reading Food for Thought: The Spiritual Side to Local Eating

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100-Mile Food Journey: The Guidelines (a.k.a. Where the Rubber Meets the Road)

This is the post where we share the nitty, gritty guidelines for our 100 Mile Food Journey. Ever since I wrote my last blog post, my mind has hurled through a spectrum of emotions - "I can't wait to start! I want to start today! Look at this really cool food co-op I found! Did you know… Continue reading 100-Mile Food Journey: The Guidelines (a.k.a. Where the Rubber Meets the Road)

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Soil Beneath My Nails

Even though here in Ontario spring has taken forever to shed it's winter-y skin, it's that time of year again. The trees are that vibrant, eye-aching chartreuse green that can only been noticed in May. The soil smells wet and dank after soaking up the snow and torrential April showers. Every breath is full of… Continue reading Soil Beneath My Nails

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A Reintroduction: An Update on My Break-Up with Social Media

This was the first week in almost two months where I intentionally chose to log into my social media accounts. For the past two months, my life has been much quieter, and I have been much more content with literally everything. Taking a break from social media has been one of the best decisions I've… Continue reading A Reintroduction: An Update on My Break-Up with Social Media

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My 5 Favourite Free Activities to do with Kids in Kitchener-Waterloo

Now that Zoe is back in school (part-time, so only 2-3 days a week), Elsie and I are in the throes of finding our rhythm again. Elsie is by far my extroverted, social butterfly who is happiest when Big Sis is around. On the days that Zoe is in school, she is a little bit… Continue reading My 5 Favourite Free Activities to do with Kids in Kitchener-Waterloo

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The Big Question: On Thinking Ahead and Savouring My Last Year Being a Full-Time Stay-at-Home Mom

For the past five years, I've blithely answered, "Oh, I'll go back to work once both of our kids are in school." Figuring that that answer bought me oodles of time to figure out my career trajectory before both girls were attending said school. Yet, suddenly, here I am, in the last year before my… Continue reading The Big Question: On Thinking Ahead and Savouring My Last Year Being a Full-Time Stay-at-Home Mom

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Back to School Blues

How is it that we're already standing on the threshold of a brand new school year? Somehow I've been thrown back into schedules, early mornings, packing lunches, rushing out the door. When I feel like I had just closed the chapter on that routine mere days ago. How did two whole months of summer bliss… Continue reading Back to School Blues

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Blood, Sweat and Tears: A Story in which Elsie Bled, I Sweat, and Zoe Cried

*Just a word of caution - if blood isn't your thing, this blog post may not be for you. Consider yourself warned.* Last night was the typical after dinner gong show, except that I was doing it alone after a day of looking after four kids. Jeff was working late and wouldn't be home until… Continue reading Blood, Sweat and Tears: A Story in which Elsie Bled, I Sweat, and Zoe Cried

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Living with Anxiety:My Social Media Break-Up

Instagram, I'm breaking up with you. Facebook? I need some space. Pinterest - this time around, it's not me actually, it's you. This social media trifecta has, for quite some time, been my escape, my mind-numbing scrolling past time, often times my inspiration, but more often than not, the root of my discontent. Yes, I'm… Continue reading Living with Anxiety:My Social Media Break-Up