Jenn & Chris

Family Matters

The Meaning of Lice: Hello friends

Simian monkey picking
They're baaaaaack. Every year around this time we can count on a few things. A copious amount of leftover candy, fear/excitement/stress over the upcoming Christmas season, general complaints as the weather dips below zero, and that proverbial letter home....The school has seen a case of lice.  By the mere mention of that word, I start scratching my scalp. I can feel that heebie jeebie grossness and am convinced they are everywhere in our house. Chris watches as I go on high alert. Raising it up to Defcon 2 and start mimicking that of a simian monkey mom, carefully hunting for dinner in my
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Family Matters

Champion of the Little Things

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Mom Says: I am often accused of being an over-committer, a keener, a person who can’t say NO, doing too much, not relaxing enough… Yeah. You know what? I probably am. I thrive in being busy. When things are slow I feel sluggish and unmotivated. It's the push that keeps me going. Keeps me focused and moving forward. I have such a believer of living life to the fullest but lately that fullness has made me feel overwhelmed. Sometimes, I take on too much. I hit these moments of realization but get stuck in the fact that I committed. To
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Family Matters

The Perfect Storm: Story of How We Met

Chris & Jenn-1st Meeting
We often joke about turning how Chris and I met into a movie. Trust me, we have the rough draft already started. Those who have known us over the years, know this story well but as I write my next post for our writer's challenge, there is some relevance to see us from the beginning. The email below was one I sent out the Monday after a freak ice storm/harried weekend trying to get back home to Winnipeg for a bestie's wedding. We met, had our second date a month later, were engaged at 3 months in and got married
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Healthy Living

The Social life: Living in Social Media

Twitter pals
I was in conversation the other day with someone who defined my work from home lifestyle as relaxed and easy. I asked why they thought that and was met with a response of less pressure, how much stuff I can get done in a day, just sitting and being on Facebook & Twitter all the time. Hmmmm…. It took a lot not to tell them to go suck an egg. In some ways, 100% yes it is fabulous. You get the flexibility to define your schedule and your life but it also means you don’t have such a thing as a set
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Healthy Living

Is it You or Me?

Feeling the love
It's not you. It's me. October had to have been one of the weirdest months I have experienced in a long time. I think it was for so many people. Record numbers of people were experiencing bouts of anxiety (me too) and depression; crashes that hit hard when they  are generally happy people; snarky, mean, aggressive people; ones that simply couldn't cut a break. Call me crazy but I feel like Facebook is at it again... (or at least in some ways I am hoping so). I thought it was Mercury in retrograde. One of the hottest buzz words of 2014, Mercury in retrograde at
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Travel

Taking life by the Cahones

Elephant Safari Lake Manyara
During Power Hour at BlissDom Canada this year, it was important to me to speak about part of my story...the part that talks about the layers to everyone's story that you probably have no idea about.. given that Facebook is not Truthbook. I included this video narrated by Alan Watts. A video that by far has probably had THE largest impact on me in terms of the course of my life and convincing me to live a life less ordinary. Alan simply talks of following your passion, and the money will come and the preference to living a short life doing something you love versus a long life doing
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