6 DO NOTs for Your First Camping Trip

Do you feel that? Warmth. Sunshine. There may be piles of snow on the ground, but for the first time in months I didn’t freeze my butt off at the bus stop this morning. I know that winter is far from over, but I’ll take whatever little victories I can

101 Things in 1001 Days: Keeping the Excitement Alive Over 33 Months

101 Things in 1001 Days. The number of things is catchy and the number of days is supposed to make you feel that you have all the time in the world. It’s supposed to be a balance between a New Year’s resolution and a bucket list – The resolutions are

Favourite Canadian Books to Read with Your Kids

  My Read the North Challenge is only a month underway, and I’ve been off to a slow, if steady start. After reading one of the books the boys got for Christmas – Carson Crosses Canada – I realized that many of the fantastic books we read with our kids

Biking With Kids: The Perfect Solution to Ditching the Bike Trailer

Our youngest has a birthday coming up, and we’re shopping for a new bike for him. He figured out the two wheel thing at the end of last summer, so it’s time for an upgrade. Just this morning, he told me that he was going to ride his bike on

Simple Outdoor Adventures That Are Close to Home

I’ve mentioned this before, but we’ve really been making an effort to get outside and stay active through these long, cold winter months. It’s tough sometimes, especially when all I want to do is cozy up inside under a blanket and there’s white stuff coming down out of the sky.

I’m Finding My Niche

I’ve been blogging on and off for years, usually with no thought to the bigger picture. I’ve never been sure of the direction I’m heading in, or put any kind of plan into place in regards to scheduling, marketing or end goals. I’ve certainly never thought about what kind of

Summer Planning 101

  It’s two weeks in, but I’m very much still in the planning stages of my 101 Adventures in 1001 Days. I’ve completed just one thing on my list – Go for a walk in the snow. Which, let’s face it, was fairly easy considering the weather we’ve had. That

Seven Ways I’m Trying to Simplify My Life

You know that feeling of just being so overwhelmed with everything, that you think it might be easier to do nothing instead? You’re so over-scheduled with activities, appointments, works events, chores, just everything, that you feel like you don’t have a single moment to yourself, let alone any free time

Book Challenge 2018: Just Love Reading

I’ve spent the last couple of days trying to decide on which book challenges I’m going to participate in this year. I’ve considered several, including  Beat the Backlist, the Read Harder Challenge, and the Cross Canada Challenge. Then I found this: The Master List of 2018 Reading Challenges. Then I

Hello, 2018!

And just like that, it’s 2018. A new year, new things to look forward to, a fresh start! With a new beginning to my 101 in 1001 list, other personal goals and plenty of book challenges, I have lots to keep me busy this year, but I’m not feeling overwhelmed.

101 Books in 1001 Days: Read the North

As promised, I didn’t forget about my book challenge! In addition to beginning my 101 Adventures in 1001 Days challenge today, I am also beginning my next 101 Books challenge. 101 Books in 1001 Days is a challenge that I’m doing for the third time now and it’s still probably

101 in 1001: The New List

Here it is! As promised, my fourth 101 in 1001 list, with a start date of tomorrow, December 28, 2017. It will finish in September of 2020, giving me about 2.75 years to complete all the goals on this list. This is my version of a New Year’s resolution. Instead