Welcome to This Kinda Life, showing the hilarious misadventures of two women navigating life with kids.

My Front Yard Transformation

My Front Yard Transformation

My new home needed some curb appeal in the front yard, desperately. Check out the transformation!

We moved into our new home about a year ago, and the previous owners didn’t really make gardens a priority. We knew right away we needed to start landscaping. 

But it was overwhelming when you’re starting from scratch! Where do you start? What should the shapes of the garden be? Do we do shrubs or just flower beds? Perennials or annuals? So many questions!

Thankfully our friends at Bradford Greenhouses Garden Gallery helped out. 

Quarantine Cooking

Quarantine Cooking

We’re sharing some of our favourite food we’ve cooked up while in quarantine, but a warning: these are definitely not healthy but so worth the calories.

How to Stretch Your Weekly Groceries

How to Stretch Your Weekly Groceries

Ways to Stretch Your Grocery Shop During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Stay Healthy

I’ve always been a pretty frugal grocery shopper. I try to keep my weekly shop between $125 and $150, which is great for a family of three.

Emphasis on WAS.

Then COVID-19 hit and now the three of us are struggling to stay within that budget.

Sleeping Better While Staying Home

Sleeping Better While Staying Home

For most of us, it feels like we’re going on week 535,366,005 of quarantine …when in reality it’s been about 6 or 7 weeks of staying home to avoid spreading Covid-19.

The novelty, if there was any, has likely worn off. The ‘fun’ of staying home and watching tv, eating snacks and indulging in down time is probably now just boredom, lack of motivation and general crankiness.

Turning 40… Why I’m No Longer Fearing This Milestone

Turning 40… Why I’m No Longer Fearing This Milestone

Tomorrow is the day. Yes, the day I’ve been both fearing and looking forward to for a long time.

Except, I wasn’t quite expecting that I’d be turning 40 during a global pandemic.

For years I wanted to push turning 40 back. I didn’t feel ready to reach this milestone yet. I thought that by age 40 you needed to be deep in your career, running a department, making the salary you dreamed of, blah, blah blah.

You basically needed to get your shit together.

I didn’t feel I had it together.

Staying Home Easter Ideas

Staying Home Easter Ideas

Celebrating Easter is taking a back seat to Covid-19 this year, with inability to be with friends and family, food and supply shortages and instructions to stay home as much as possible. So we’ve put together some easy ways to still get in the spirit, while staying safe!

March Break Ideas for Kids

March Break Ideas for Kids

Use our list of ideas to keep your kids occupied while at home during this extended March Break

With so many cancellations and closures due to Covid-19, parents have been left scrambling to find ways to entertain and take care of their kids over the next few weeks.

We’re in the same boat as we try to juggle working and taking care of our kids. So, we turned to our online community for ideas, and wow, did you guys deliver!

Below is a list of our favourite suggestions of ways to keep kids busy and happy while we avoid overly crowded spaces

Stop the Comparisons

Stop the Comparisons

How we stopped comparing ourselves to others and found happiness and success on the other side. 

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