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”

A Cool Dip and a Big Climb in Waterton Lakes National Park

Waterton Lakes National Park, September 2022 These are the traditional homelands of the Blackfoot peoples in all of their diversity, as well as the traditional hunting territory of the Kutenai people. The Kutenai were most likely driven out of these areas by the Blackfoot when they expanded their range thanks to rifles and horses. TheContinue reading “A Cool Dip and a Big Climb in Waterton Lakes National Park”

Day Trip Adventure in Clearwater County

Inspired by my pal Nadine, who took her family to Jasper for the day last month, I chatted with Dan about doing something similar for us, but in a different location. He said “sure”, and so we did. This may come as a surprise, but I am not much of a planner when it comesContinue reading “Day Trip Adventure in Clearwater County”

Earth Month 2021 – The Great Garbage Challenge

At the beginning of April I went for a walk in my neighbourhood and I picked up 5 small bags of garbage. And that got me thinking (more on this below). On this particular walk, I was alternately told “good for you” and “you’re a saint”. The rest of the folks I passed said nothing.Continue reading “Earth Month 2021 – The Great Garbage Challenge”