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Be Brave. Try it.

Today, when picking up my malaria pills, and getting my injections for my upcoming CRAZY trip to India (you can read more about it on Travel Threads), I was asked the question... "But what about your kids?" My response, "It's a mommy, crazy adventure and I can't...

Surviving Christmas: My Plan For a Stress Free Holiday Season

The hustle and bustle of the season has begun and I have already had my first melt down.  In a Fish & Chip shop, no less. A quick background: Baby daddy and I are separated, but we still make every effort to do meaningful things with our 2 girls as a family.  Yes,...

Goal Setting As a MOM! (it’s possible!)

Oh how I miss the days when I would sit down and set goals.  I took the time to properly do a timeline, working backwards from ten years to five to one year actionable steps.  These days, my goal may be as basic as brushing my teeth and even that takes effort to make...

The STGB Team

We were having the same conversations over and over.  We were tired of being tired.  We were frustrated and feeling lost.  It was like we were living in the shadows.  So many things had changed when we became Moms.  Life felt like a rollercoaster of emotions but the...

The Making of The Planner

The idea for this planner came to us just over a year ago when we were having the same frustrating conversation for the millionth time.  We felt tired and worn out.  We didn’t have a clear vision of what or who we were anymore.  We had resigned to the possibility that...

The Wheel of Life

First off, let’s start by saying work/life balance is bs.  Yes, I mean BS!  Anyone that mentions balance to me deserves the daggers flying out of my eyeballs.  Especially if they don’t have kids.  For real.  Here’s a breakdown of my hours. Being a mommy: 24/7 Being a...

Social Drain or Opportunity Knocking

Your social life takes a serious dive when Junior comes along.  And this is no secret, you hear it all the time.  Moms complaining that they never get to do anything for themselves.  Some of my friends have been far more accepting of this than I was.  I had this...

The Worst Advice. Ever.

One of my favourite little nuggets of unsolicited advice while I was pregnant was... ...get your sleep now!  you won't be able to sleep when those babies come! (usually followed by a snide giggle) If you were one of the people that said that to me when I was pregnant,...