Marriage, Uncategorized

My Husband Bought Me Donuts and I Cried…

My husband bought me donuts and I cried. Maybe it's because I'm hormonal. Even though I'm six months postpartum. I cried because of his kindness. These six donuts were around $20. These were not ordinary donuts. They were locally made foodie, novelty, bakery donuts. That we drove 20 minutes to get at a chic downtown… Continue reading My Husband Bought Me Donuts and I Cried…

Life, Personal Growth, Relationships, Uncategorized

5 Way’s to Prioritize Self Care

The first time I heard about self-care was from my practicum professor who also happens to be a therapist (class felt like a therapy session because we just talked about our practicums and ate food, it was literally the best.). Our professor knowing that we all lead stressful and busy lives especially as students on… Continue reading 5 Way’s to Prioritize Self Care

Life, Marriage, Relationships, Singleness, Uncategorized

Enough with Cliquey Church Social Groups: Why we Need to be Intentional in Creating Community at Church

A few weeks ago we were visiting a couple from our church who have a young baby. As we were talking a sad reality came to light. It seems that social connections at church are largely determined by the presence of children or one's marital status. Not until this couple had a child did some… Continue reading Enough with Cliquey Church Social Groups: Why we Need to be Intentional in Creating Community at Church

Lifestyle, Relationships, Uncategorized

10 Cheap and Fun Date Night Ideas

Everyone loves a good date night #amiright but sometimes when life is real and adulting is hard there just isn't extra money to do the more extravagant things in life.   That's okay! I got you covered with my 10 best cheap and mostly free date night ideas Skating Find an outdoor rink either downtown or… Continue reading 10 Cheap and Fun Date Night Ideas

Favourites Friday, Marriage, Personal Growth, Uncategorized

Favourite’s Friday >>> Java with Juli

Happy FriYay! Today's favourite is a podcast and ministry I have followed since it's inception. One of the founders Dr. Juli Slattery used to host the Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast before God called her to start the ministry of Authentic Intimacy. Java with Juli is a part of Authentic Intimacy. This ministry is… Continue reading Favourite’s Friday >>> Java with Juli

Newlywed Reflections, Uncategorized

5 Traits I’m Glad I Didn’t Settle on in my Husband Newlywed Reflections~Month 7

To read the rest of this series click here: Newlywed Reflections The last month has not been fun. Between the end of the semester deadlines and ongoing car trouble, I've been struggling to not feel overwhelmed and stressed. At the same time, I'm incredibly grateful to our family for helping Mike and me over the past… Continue reading 5 Traits I’m Glad I Didn’t Settle on in my Husband Newlywed Reflections~Month 7

Lifestyle, Personal Growth, Uncategorized

5 Ways to make Christmas more Meaningful

Christmas is a wonderful time of year but sometimes the commercialization of the Holiday can overwhelm the actual celebration. A few years ago I got tired of all the presents, pressure and performance associated with Christmas. I even tried convincing my family take a cruise instead of spending another year being surrounded by artificial evergreens… Continue reading 5 Ways to make Christmas more Meaningful

Favourites, Life, Personal Growth, Uncategorized

Favourites Friday>> Surviving Sarah Podcast

Happy FriYay! Today's favourite is a podcast I have been binge listening to on the drive to school and back. I absolutely cannot get enough of this podcast. I come away feeling inspired, motivated and excited each time I hear an interview with a different woman about what she is doing or has been through.… Continue reading Favourites Friday>> Surviving Sarah Podcast

Life, Relationships, Uncategorized

Why I Don’t Want To Be Curious Anymore

I've always classified myself as a curious person. From a young age, I was fascinated in discovering new information. As a young child, I was especially interested in animals. I had an encyclopedia type book on animals and I was an avid watcher of Zoboomafoo. Basically, I considered myself an animal "expert" and I made sure that my family knew they… Continue reading Why I Don’t Want To Be Curious Anymore