Welcome to This Kinda Life, showing the hilarious misadventures of two women navigating life with kids.
The Holidays can be hard for people like me. With anxiety, exhaustion and more. But this year, I’m getting ahead of it. Here’s how:
Every year around the holidays I get a little strange. I’m always full-on for the entire month, having fun, doing all the parties, all the fun.
It’s also the busiest time for us in business.
So, picture it: all the holiday busy, all the work busy, all the family busy, and all the while I’m trying to stay on top of my health journey. All of this is done with all my energy.
Then after Christmas I crash. Hard.
Sharing some of the struggles I’m facing as a mom of a Newborn.
These past few weeks with baby Hunter have been wonderful and snuggly and dreamy.
But they’ve also been incredibly hard.
When the bulk of the parenting falls on you, here are some things to help you manage those times when you’re a solo parent.
There’s something I haven’t talked to you about. But my husband and I have. A lot. Like every day.
I’m not a single mom, but I’m a work from home mom, with one son. My husband is a Manager in broadcasting in Toronto and for the past couple years his job has been, to put it simply, extremely busy.
This is the busiest our lives have been in our 17-year relationship. He is away from the home for work for 12-hour days, sometimes more, and often he’s working on weekends.
love everything about being a new mom. From the baby snuggles to breastfeeding to all the cute clothes. There’s so much newness and joy to embrace. And even with all that love and happiness, I still struggle.
I have a family history of anxiety and depression, and though I don’t often talk about it, I thought it was important to share my experience with postpartum anxiety since today is World Mental Health Day.
How my childhood experiences shaped me and made me a better parent.
Growing up my family did the best with what little they had. I was born to a young couple, who to this day works harder than anyone I know.
I don’t remember a lot of new things from my younger days. My first pair of Nike shoes were hand me downs from a friend in my class and loved those shoes so hard.
Balayage is a mystery to us. A beautiful, trendy, cooler than you distant relative mystery.
But we quickly found out it doesn’t have to be this thing we are afraid of, thanks to our friends at Charisma Hair Studio.
Jill told us pretty much anyone can pull this look off but you have to be patient. It takes months to achieve the look, and hours in the hair salon, but the maintenance is pretty low.
How I’m fighting to stay on the wagon and finally reach my fitness and health goals
For as long as I can remember, I have been up and down with weight. I’ve been on an off the wagon with proper diet and fitness for decades. I’d say I’m a frequent rider.
Lately I’ve pushed to stay on the wagon for the long ride and finally…..finally get to my destination.
Apryl shares how she was holding herself back until one unforgettable trip with family put it all in perspective.
For eight days I had a view of the Atlantic Ocean from a rented home in Prince Edward Island. The sun would set, making the sky gorgeous pink. The bald eagles were flying around. The waves could be heard from the spot we were sitting.
How we’re helping our kids get used to the idea of a new family dynamic and becoming a family of five.
I remember the worries I felt when I was expecting my last baby. Would it change how I felt about my first born? Would I be able to love two children fiercely and without limits? Would I secretly favour one over the other? How could there possibly be room in my heart to love two people so utterly and completely and how could I love another baby as much as my first?!
Of course when Abby was born I was instantly in love for a second time and my heart seemed to spontaneously double in size. There was no favoritism but instead love for my two girls in different ways, for their different qualities and unique personalities.