Jenn & Chris

Travel

PiDGiN Has You Soaring

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Do you ever have one of those moments where you are about to cross-friend (NEVER a guarantee when heading out for dinner), you introduce savvy, gregarious females to each, other and as the conversation starts flowing, you know the universe will never be the same again? It's Magic. We had the pleasure of experiencing that magic when we headed to one of the warmest and most welcoming restaurants in downtown Vancouver, PiDGiN . Our intent was to talk business and a relaxed atmosphere was where we wanted to meet up. We got to the resto and were immediately greeted by
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Healthy Living

Let’s Talk About RAPE…Shall we?

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TRIGGER WARNING: You might not like this post as it is an account of what I went through as a person who has experienced rape. If its going to bother you, then don't read it. If you are open-minded and willing to embrace another part of a story then please proceed.  I accepted another challenge this month. It is a writing challenge. One of truly to goodness straight up writing… It’s about writing from the heart. Contemplating what to write about, I have pretty awesome ideas on posts like “how to host a wicked fairy party,” “Venus VS. Mars and the
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Changing the World

#CentsAbility Savings for a Month Gave a Salary for a Year

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What you need to know about Chris and I is that we are firm believers of equity among all people and have a tremendous discomfort in being "class-ified." As Canadians, being catered to or receiving privilege when others don't, just doesn't feel right in our world. So on our Mt. Kilimanjaro climb, it was important for us to get to know our guides leading us on the trip. Thanks to Intrepid Travel we had an incredible group of professional guides on our team. Simon (our lead guide), Soster, Dismas and Joaquim were our saviours on the climb. They got us to the top and kept us going
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Family Matters

The #CentsAbility of Sharing

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Our #CentsAbility Challenge My dad has a lot of sense when it comes to money.  He can tell you with acute clarity how much my folks have in savings, investments and the cost of running the house. I somehow did not inherit this trait in terms of good money practice and how to save. This is why when Manulife put out the call to try a #CentsAbility Challenge for the month of October, I was 100% totally and completely IN. We are solid in terms of putting money aside for savings like our kids RESP and for our RRSP, but I
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Family Matters

A Fresh Approach to Autism

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Mom says… Let’s start from the beginning, shall we? I started blogging awhile back on a different site and for a different reason. It was a space I used to pour out my anger and heartache (and then eventually positivity and encouragement) when learning to accept and manage a new ASD diagnosis for my son. It was a site that talked about learning to run in order as we learned how to deal. I cried daily when I ran and when I wrote.  I would talk stuff out with my awesome running partner. (Thank you forever and a day, Jen)
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Travel

We Know What Kind of Travellers We Are! How about you? #DukoralContest

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Dad says: Okay, lets say it. Diarrhea.  It’s a punch line, a rhyming word in children’s songs, but there is nothing funny about it--especially when there are literally no washrooms to be found. Only rocks to crouch behind. The rocks are getting smaller and smaller and farther apart on this sub-desert climate, except for that one big rock you are standing on: Kilimanjaro. It does not have a washroom anywhere. And there is no hiding from diarrhea. When we decided to travel to Africa for our tenth anniversary, we really had no idea how different it would be.  Research, pictures,
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