Not Ladylike Hikes – 2022 Recap and Goals for 2023

Not Ladylike Hikes is my most successful club. I don’t think it’s a secret that I struggle with acknowledging my successes, so in this post I will try and convince myself. And in doing so, hopefully entice more people to join in on the fun. VISION AND MISSION One of the areas I see theContinue reading “Not Ladylike Hikes – 2022 Recap and Goals for 2023”

My Year in Books (2022)

You may remember from my recent post “How To Read 80 Books a Year” that I made some pretty lofty book-related goals this year. Well unfortunately for my reading goals I didn’t even come close to reaching them! This meant that I was busy chasing other goals, which is great for me as a whole.Continue reading “My Year in Books (2022)”

Our Annual Family Vacation to Jasper and Letting Go Of Mom Guilt

Land acknowledgment: Jasper National Park suffered the effects of another large forest fire this summer. We waited to return until we knew it was safe for us to do so. We as a society now know that the Indigenous fire keepers of the past kept the forests of the mountains healthy and strong. But theContinue reading “Our Annual Family Vacation to Jasper and Letting Go Of Mom Guilt”

December Memory Keeping and Why I Quit “December Daily”

DECEMBER MEMORY KEEPING AND WHY I QUIT “DECEMBER DAILY” I started writing this Blog in December of 2021, but I never posted it. Now it’s creeping up on December 2022, and I find that I am feeling all the same feelings. I know that the tradition of creating a “December Daily” is something that isContinue reading “December Memory Keeping and Why I Quit “December Daily””

Weekly Check-In Prompts

WEEKLY CHECK-IN PROMPTS AND GOAL REVIEW Ideally, every Monday morning I open up my planner and do a little review. Sometimes this exercise is beyond my energy capacity, but I try not to ruminate on those days or weeks when it remains incomplete. This exercise has become important to my routine, and invaluable to myContinue reading “Weekly Check-In Prompts”

Step-by-Step to start your own Family Mini Scrapbook Tradition in 2022

Step-by-Step to start your own Family Mini Scrapbook Tradition in 2022 Step One for me is pulling out the previous six scrapbooks (six!) to reminisce and remember how to do this! But seriously, this has been a fun and amazing tradition for our family. Especially considering that we don’t have a lot of traditions. ScrapbookingContinue reading “Step-by-Step to start your own Family Mini Scrapbook Tradition in 2022”

Not Ladylike Hikes July to September Recap

The gauzy, golden, end of the day in Edmonton is a spectacular time to get outside and explore the trails. This summer, Not ladylike Hikes changed up our routine and came together on Sunday evenings at 7:0pm. This gave folks who struggle with early AM on a weekend the opportunity to join in. And itContinue reading “Not Ladylike Hikes July to September Recap”

Camping, Hiking (and a Party) in Elk Island National Park

We are on year four of this tradition, and honestly it is a highlight of the year! Three of my favourite things – camping, hiking, and a party – in an amazing place. With many of the best and brightest folks in my life. I couldn’t ask for a better birthday celebration. CAMPING Camping inContinue reading “Camping, Hiking (and a Party) in Elk Island National Park”