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 the cusp of graduation or grad school really encouraged us to make self-care a priority. She shared how taking a hot yoga class when she's really stressed or spending time with horses helped her maintain a balanced life.

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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.

Frugal Living, Uncategorized

My Favourite Ways to Save + Make Money Online

By nature I am a saver, I don't love spending money and when I have to I want to get the best deal. Most times the best ways to save money include shopping online. Over the years and through research I have found the best websites for coupon codes, cash back and alerts for when… Continue reading My Favourite Ways to Save + Make Money Online

Lifestyle, Pregnancy + Baby

Baby K Gender Reveal!

Almost from the beginning of my pregnancy, I knew we were having a girl. I was 99% sure, even Michael had an inkling our baby was a girl. We even bought a pink snowsuit on clearance back in February because I was so certain. Now I cannot wait to see our babe in her soft, cuddly snowsuit this winter! ❤ I'm also excited to buy tons of bows! If you know of any good Etsy shops (that ship to Canada) please leave a comment! I just adore baby's in bows.

Marriage, Newlywed Reflections

The First Year is Hard: What I learned from one year of being married

The early years of marriage tend to receive a negative connotation in the minds of some people. These years are often described as the "hardest" or "difficult". As I have pondered this phenomenon and whether or not is has been true thus far in my life, I came to a few conclusions. Yes, the first year was hard but not in the ways one might expect.

Lifestyle, Pregnancy + Baby

Everything No One Tells You About Your First Pregnancy (Part 1)

Before I found out I was expecting I could not wait to pregnant. I used to tell my husband that "I would be so happy if I was pregnant!" because I just knew that pregnancy would be amazing like everyone says and plus you get this cute bump to show off. I had no idea how much work it is to be pregnant!

Lifestyle, Pregnancy + Baby

Second Trimester Update (21W2D)

I'm officially feeling pretty normal (finally!). Although I do still get sick some mornings since I have stopped taking Diclectin. However, other than getting sick once or twice a week I have been feeling really good. Exciting things about the second trimester: feeling the baby move! Last week (20 weeks) I was sitting in my… Continue reading Second Trimester Update (21W2D)

Marriage, Newlywed Reflections

How we Celebrated our First Wedding Anniversary

We celebrated one year of marriage on Sunday May 7, 2017. I cannot believe how fast the year flew by! I know a lot of times the first year is considered the 'hardest' and in some ways it was not easy but in other ways it was truly one of the best years of my life. I love being married (most of the time (; ), living with my favourite person, having late night pillow talk and just doing life together (who knew grocery shopping could be so fun (; ).

dating, Relationships, Singleness

To the ladies in waiting…

I recently read an article by a man on a popular Christian magazine site giving advice to the ladies in waiting. To be honest I thought his advice was a lame excuse for men choosing to act like adolescents and waiting for a woman to fix their problems. I fear this sends a message to women that men have pretty much just given up on maturity and you must take the lead. To this I say wrong! Please don't settle for a man child, because real, godly, mature men still exist.

Marriage, Newlywed Reflections

5 Things I Would Say to a New Bride Newlywed Reflections~Month 11

1. Accept your spouse for who they are You can't change them and you married them for a reason 2. Always think the best of your spouse Remember they are doing the best that they know how 3. Love your spouse when they are being unlovable Because He first loved us (1 John 4:19) 4. Never talk badly about your spouse to other people (friends, parents, children) Your words have power, seek to edify your spouse 5. Communicate It shows respect for your spouse and keeps you both on the same page