Happiness: March Round-Up

This month’s roundup topic is happiness! I don’t know about you, but by this point, winter is dragging on and my mood starts to dip as I wait for sunshine…

5 Quick & Easy Self-Care Tips for Busy Moms

For busy moms, self-care can feel like an unaffordable luxury. Self-care is often advertised as long weekends spent at the beach, a trip to the spa, or even hours spent…

Love and Self-Confidence: February Round-up

This year I’ve decided to start a monthly round-up of some of the great posts I find that are written by other bloggers.  Each month I will select a topic…

7 Ways to Bring Some Quiet into Your Day

Since having children I’ve been searching for a quiet place to enjoy some “me time”.  It’s hard enough to carve out the time for me to just relax and take…

6 Irresistible Healthy Camping Recipes

With so many outside activities to enjoy in the sunshine, it can be hard to let summer go.  There’s still plenty of time to enjoy the outdoors before the cold…

Lists I’ve Been Meaning to Make

I am changing it up a bit. I am going to deviate from my typical “how to” or serious advice posts.    I seem to be in a bit of a…

Simple Summer Snack Options

Summer produce boasts various delicious fruits and veggies that we wait all year to enjoy.  Watermelon, juicy cantaloupe and berries bursting with flavour are a few of my favourite summer…

A Reflection on Mother’s Day

Celebrating Mother’s Day has always been an important tradition in my life.  My mom is an amazing woman who dedicated her life to raising my sister and me.  As a…

Spring Brings Mud … and New Growth

It’s an in between time of year right now in Southern Ontario.  Two weeks ago, we had hail, and today it’s sunny park weather, but there’s a lot of mud…

5 Ways to Manage Your Stress as a Busy Mom

As a busy mom, you are inevitably going to experience some stress in your life.  Even with the best planning and time management techniques in place, you can’t control everything…

How to Increase Satisfaction in Your Life

If you were to ask me what drove my decisions growing up, it was that I didn’t want to have any regrets.  Every decision I made was carefully weighed, and…

Bell Let’s Talk Day

In observance of Bell Let’s Talk Day this upcoming Thursday [January 25, 2017], I have been asked by a few of my readers to share my post-partum story. While I…

Taking Control in the Chaos of Being A Working Mom

6:15AM           Alarm goes off – hit the snooze 6:24AM           Alarm goes off – hop out of bed, get dressed, get kids up, get them dressed, get them fed (one spills…

Who Is Kristen? A Bit About Me

Hi, I’m Kristen Westcott Just like you, I am a mom.  I am a mom of two beautiful little girls, but I am also a wife, a daughter, a daughter-in-law,…