Author: Bree-Ann Nelson

2017 Back to School Guide & Resources

Editors note: Though the opinions and information in this post are those of a qualified professional, the post is not intended to substitute/replace direct consultation with a qualified advisor or industry professional about your unique scenario. Back to school time can be an exciting, nervous, or even stressful time for parents and children. We’ve teamed up with local experts to put together this guide in hopes of making the transition easier on everyone. From cost-saving tips, meal & snack ideas, over-coming nervousness and jitters, to establishing a healthy routine, and some helpful resources at the end, we hope there...

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Cake By Taryn :: When is Cake Really Necessary? {FREE Cupcakes!}

We are thrilled to have partnered with one of our event sponsors, Cake by Taryn, to bring you this post and special offer! I’d like someone to give me an occasion where one does not need cake. I mean, really, what event/gathering/party/Friday is complete without cake? Chocolate cake, red velvet cake, cake pops, cupcakes- this list can grow tremendously! I have actually been looking for an event to attend and NOT bring a cake; but low and behold, every occasion calls for cake. I think the rationale is that no one can be unhappy while eating moist, fluffy, handmade (&...

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UBC Childbirth Fear Study :: Seeking Participants

  Researchers from the Perinatal Anxiety Research Lab at the University of British Columbia ( recently developed a new measure of fear of childbirth: the Childbirth Fear Questionnaire (CFQ). They developed the CFQ in response to concerns that currently available measures of fear of childbirth may fail to encompass the full range of women’s childbirth fears. Theirs is the first measure of fear of childbirth in which a fear of cesarean delivery is specifically assessed. The purpose of the current study is to assess the accuracy of CFQ as a screening tool for clinically significant levels of childbirth fears. Specifically,...

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Win a Prize Pack from the PheMOMenal Line by House of B {GIVEAWAY}

I had the pleasure of speaking with fellow mom blogger and House of B owner, Samantha Holbein, and couldn’t be happier to introduce her to you! Samantha is a Wife and Mother of 2 (1 fur, 1 human) in Victoria BC, and so much more! Like a lot of mothers, after her son was born she discovered who she wants to be, what is important, and what she wants out of life. So she created House of B and is now leading a PheMOMenal life! House of B is where she channels her passions for writing and creativity. There...

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3 Ways to Kill Weeds Without Harsh Chemicals That Actually Work!

My daughter loves exploring outside so we always spend a lot of time in the yard. Where we live, with the 2016/17 winter being NO exception, we have loooong wet winters with lots of rain. While it gives us beautiful lush green forests…it also brings a lot of weeds! I don’t like the idea of using toxic chemical weed killers, especially since my daughter is at the toddler stage and still seems to want to put E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G into her mouth. So I spent some time over the last couple summers trying and testing different homemade options – perfect for keeping little...

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