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Fun Summer Things Not Happening Today

I’m suddenly anticipating a series of weekly blog posts centred solely on all the fun summer things we won’t be doing because of some shit one kid has done that ruins it for everyone else. Myself included. Continue reading

Got Kids? 15 Activities for (Mostly) Free Summer Fun!

Oh, hey! Sooo…not to freak you out or anything, but KIDS ARE ALMOST DONE SCHOOL! There’s a whole other conversation to be had about how I’m going to navigate summer with the addition of a new from-home job, but in the meantime, let’s talk how to entertain the kiddos with … Continue reading

Kids, Feelings and Working It Out With Netflix

To the best of my recollection, I dealt with all ‘mean girl’ problems on my own, though my mom was there to dry my tears. Health class handled the whole puberty thing. All other drama was handled through an intricate system of note-passing and a steady stream of Judy Blume books. Continue reading

Attend The Cocolily Social: Bringing Back the Art of Conversation

I love to listen. You learn so much by just opening up your ears. I like hearing the idle chatter of my kids as they go about the business of being kids. I enjoy listening to my friends’ hilarious recountings of weekend plans gone wrong. I can identify every creak and … Continue reading

The Mother of All Mother’s Days

I remember back to when I was little, asking my mom what she would like for this moms-only occasion and her answer, always, was: “Just to have a peaceful day.” Of course, I didn’t believe her because who wants a bucketful of peace and quiet when they could have a beautifully scented artificial rose bought at the closest 7-11? Continue reading

15 Life Truths According to the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

By now you’ve heard of the unforgettable, unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. And if you haven’t, we can’t be friends. Continue reading

The 2016 Liebster Award: Bloggers Recognizing Bloggers

With this nomination comes no promise of an awards ceremony, no little golden statue or even a free lunch. Rather, with this nomination comes recognition, which, let’s face it, as a smaller blogger is about the next best thing to ‘big fat paycheck’. Am I right? Continue reading

An Interview with Kathy Smart

I first met Kathy at Blissdom Canada in the fall of 2014 prior to my health epiphany when my focus was less ‘workout-of-the-day’ and more ‘which flavour of Ben & Jerry’s am I going to demolish tonight’? Continue reading