Fall is in the air and the weather is getting chilly, but we haven’t let it put a damper on our spirits as we take in every last moment of summer fun! This week, we surprised our friends in Edmonton and Sherwood Park with a little something sweet! Thanks to everyone who came by!
“Never hurry and never worry!” ― E.B. White, Charlotte's Web
Spider web with morning dew. @watertonlakesnationalpark
There is wet then there is really wet. This morning things were very wet!! I was surprised at how the spider webs stood up to the rain the night before. I was fortunate and had spent the night in the van and was able to see the webs and the dew out my front door before the heat and the wind of the day dried things out.
Sometimes I just need to find a nice place and chill on my own. Does anyone else feel the same?
We took a Sunday drive to Waterton on Sept. 8th via the forestry road. It turned into a foggy and rainy day and there was no wildlife to be seen. But there is always beauty, no matter the weather. We enjoyed seeing these beautiful horses, who also seemed very happy to have someone visit them. Mill Creek road
Always keep on learning!!! One of my goals is to learn something new every day.
Growing up, our set of World Book encyclopedias held a prominent role. They sat in our kitchen and often during a meal, a question would be answered with, “Let’s see what World Book says!” The
wealth of knowledge within those volumes became entwined with daily conversation.
So... when we had children, it was natural to want a set of our own. They sat in a bookcase right by our dining room table. And often we, too, right when a question would come up, would say, “Let’s see what World Book says!” Well, those old, outdated books aren’t used anymore. Today we’ve got Google and rather than a 10 year old resource, we have a world of daily updated information. There is no end to the possibilities...! Inquisitiveness and Wonder. I hope I never lose them. And I wish that for you too! A lifelong love of learning! “What did you learn today?” is often the question for kiddos at dinner. How about you? What did you learn today?!!
Life has been full lately.
Just a couple things I’ve been working through in the last week or so....
1- Job change- looking at a new role- omggggg- I’m excited about this as it’s new and something that will serve myself and my family in a whole new way. I love personal banking but I’m going into foreign territory which is really exciting!
2- Austin and Madison’s birthday parties- great success- it was an advantageous goal to get this going in the second week of school. Yikessss! But it all went well with the help of a good friend of mine. I love party collabs!
3- Austin is no longer on the boob! This was a big one. It took 3 days to finally get him off but he did a great job. I’m a free woman!
4- basement clean up- this one has been on my goal list for a while and I have finally started a plan to continue to chip away. It’s not done yet, but my goal is October. Living in Calgary I’m anticipating for a closet switch maybe in October- so I want to be ready by then.
5- routines and extra curricular activities- part of my goals this year was volunteering. With the bank and with the school and this is finally rolling out. I’ll keep you up to date on this one. I’m excited!
There is always a lot of exciting things come September. Part of that is also taking some time for myself and my partner. So if I disappear ever so often- I’m sure you get it:) #themamaflow
We're pretty funny. Or we like to think we are. On this #TeamTuesday we're celebrating the fact that we're fun to work with. You won't always find us behind a desk. We're out meeting new people, working with our local businesses and promoting all the great things we have in the Brooks Region (in this photo, we're out shooting promo shots at Dinosaur Provincial Park with @visitnewell).
Folate, or vitamin B9, is an essential vitamin to our body. It is found in leafy greens 🥗, legumes, some fruit and refined grains. Like vitamin B12, folate is needed to build new red blood cells. Folate also plays a role in coronary heart disease prevention. Low levels of folate cause homocysteine to build in the body, and high levels of homocysteine has been linked to heart disease. 💕⠀
Folate is also extremely important in embryonic development 👶. Folate is required for neural tube closure of an embryo, which occurs during week 4 of a pregnancy. If the neural tube doesn’t close, the baby can be born with spina bifida. ⠀
Because a lot of women are still unaware of pregnancy at week 4, all women of child-bearing age should make sure they aren’t folate deficient. Health Canada recommends for this population to take a daily multivitamin containing 400 mcg of folate to ensure adequate folate levels in case of an unplanned pregnancy.⠀
If you would like to discuss the best options for folate supplementation, and if it’s right for you, please DM me! 🗣️⠀
We are all running from something... a dead end job, a dick for a boss, a relationship, our fears or not fulfilling our dreams.
The good thing is there’s always something right around the corner if you are ready to take the leap.
I always look at life as chapters in a book, some are good, some are bad and some are ugly. But, if you put those chapters together, it’s a pretty damn good read.
Write your own chapters, don’t let someone else do it for you.