I feel so happy to be a part of the 2019-2020 executive committee for the North Toronto Moms Group.
They are a non-profit organization that was established to provide Toronto mothers with a fun and engaging social atmosphere where we share valuable information for the journey through parenthood.
Starting September 10th, 2019 a meeting with a guest speaker will be held every Tuesday from 10am-12pm. We try and plan the speakers through the year to touch on a wide variety of topics that will help shine a positive light and offer valuable information to all mothers attending.
I have met some amazing and inspiring women through this group and am so excited to connect and help others grow their support system.
For more information please find the link above.
I look forward to seeing you there!
For a peek into my take on the importance of Building a Mommunity. Please read the article here.
August: We were Winnipeg bound for quality time with Iain’s family, as well as our friends Ryan and Betina’s wedding in St. Andrews, Manitoba. It was hosted on his family farm and we felt so grateful to share this special weekend with them. Iain was so honoured to be asked to be Ryan’s co-best man and the speech with Darcy was both humorous and heartfelt. How “lucky” you guys are to have such amazing friendships that have stood the test of time. I think the word we’re looking for is “bromance”.
Betina was the most beautiful bride, wearing a sleek and sexy gown that fit her like a glove. She was stunning and looked to be on cloud nine the entire weekend. Congratulations Ryan & Betina! Thank you for the special day.
Ryan & Betina got hitched!
Iain is representing Canada in the 2019 South African Jesters Tour
September: Iain has been asked to represent Canada in the 2019 South African Squash Jesters tour. The Canadian Jesters board of directors selects a diverse team of talented squash players from across the country to send to South Africa. The South African Jesters host the visiting team and plan an unbelievable trip for the Canadians to come and play some squash and see the sights. The beautiful gesture is reciprocated by the Canadian Jesters to the South Africans every four years.
This is typically a trip that the players all bring their spouse on, but sadly with Tessa, Scotch & Monty being so young it makes it hard for both Iain and I to leave the country for 3 weeks. So this time around I will have to miss it. Hopefully in years to come we will have the opportunity to experience the trip together. Fingers crossed!
I am so happy for Iain to have this motivation to get physically well enough to get back on court. This carrot was a large one, and hard to ignore. I have been so impressed with his work ethic in the gym and it is amazing to see him back swinging a racquet again!
Good luck to all the Canadian Jesters playing this year!
At what age are we allowed to become snowbirds?
Every year Iain and I ask each other this question. Every year we live through the cold windy winters and find that we are always trying to plan a ton of shorter trips to get away from it. A lot of flights back and forth and time travelling with the kids is less than ideal at ages four, three, and one.
This winter it is in the plans to become snowbirds in our 30s. Why do we have to wait for retirement?! We are currently evaluating where to spend the winter. We would like to spend the December holidays here in Toronto and then shortly after NYE take off for 3-4 months to skip the coldest months in Canada.
The shortlist of destinations at the moment are:
Hawaii Australia Bali
If anyone has been to these destinations with their family and has recommendations to help sway this decision in a certain direction, please feel free to reach out to me.