Good morning all! Not much has been going on in our house this week. The hubs is gearing up for a week long road trip so we have just been staying home and getting in all the family time that we can. The other day I baked one of our favorite treats, oat breakfast bars. I call them treats because they are just so so yummy, but for the most part they are pretty healthy. So I thought this would be the perfect post to end nutrition month with. I have shared this recipe a few times over the years but it never gets old. If you have not tried it yet you need to!
Earlier this week I wrote a post about maintaining your relationship with your husband once a baby comes into the picture. The conversation quickly turned to money and happiness. I was a bit disappointed in this (though, I guess it is the world we live in). My post had no mention of money and not one of the tips I gave required money. It seemed that people were applying because one has money they automatically are happy and have everything comes easy.
This saddened me; they are implying that a healthy and happy life is reserved for the uber rich. That is insane! Every single one of us can live whatever life we want, and if you are not, I promise you that the issue is more mental than it is financial.
"We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recongnising & appreciating what we do have."
In case you missed it, yesterday I was on Breakfast TV Montreal, you can watch it here.
I think it is totally normal to worry about your marriage or connection with your partner when you start talking about bringing kids into the equation. You hear it all the time; babies change everything...including your relationship. But I found that it doesn't have to. To be honest, my husband and I's relationship/connection has not really changed a bit. Okay, maybe a little, when we sit down to watch a movie I am for sure going to fall asleep, haha. But that has been pretty much the only change.
So how did our marriage stay so strong during the first year of having a baby? Today's post I am sharing exactly what worked for us. Fair warning I am throwing out all the typical "rules" and getting down to what really worked. I am not here to promote forced date nights, weekly marriage meetings or encourage you to "learn your spouse's love language." When researching this topic, these are actual things I came across. WTF is a love language...and what new mom has time for that?!
"Talk about your spouse publicly, positively, and often."
When I started this project, I was not sure exactly what my home decor style was. Our Kelowna home is tucked away on the edge of town surrounded by trees and wildlife, so the rustic look that I love so much works perfectly there. But that look doesn't fit with our Montreal home. I knew I wanted something cozy, clean and inviting, but that is about all I knew. With the help of Wayfair Canada, I got a clear vision of what I wanted for our Montreal home, and we somehow created my dream room.
Yes, I did say Wayfair Canada! Did you guys know that Wayfair came to Canada?! I have been ordering home decor pieces from their US site for years so I was thrilled to learn they are in Canada now.
Just about every Sunday you can find me in the kitchen food prepping. I started doing this a few years ago and never looked back. Once you try it you will be hooked, trust me. Having easy go-to healthy meals always on hand is a game changer, especially now that I am a mama. My food prep is pretty basic, but every time I post it on Instagram stories I always get a ton of questions, so today I am putting together an entire post on how I meal prep.