Book Reviews, Human Rights, Single Parenting, Uncategorized

From Hope & Despair, a story of strength in the face of adversity

On March 9, 2017 Vancouver Island University welcomed Monia Mazigh, author and human rights advocate to speak with students about Islamophobia, human rights and her two novels, Hope & Despair, and Hope Has Two Daughters. Monia, a Canadian Citizen, didn’t set out to be a human rights advocate, though she was catapulted into the position… Continue reading From Hope & Despair, a story of strength in the face of adversity

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School, Single Parenting, The Wonderful World of School, Uncategorized, university

10 Tips for Surviving University as a Single Parent

Attending university for many isn't a choice, it functions as a stepping stone in achieving their long term goals. Balancing university life and work is a challenging adventure for many, yet for single parents the challenge of attending university can seem insurmountable some days. There are days where I wonder what I'm doing sitting in… Continue reading 10 Tips for Surviving University as a Single Parent

Being Happy and Healthy, Budget Friendly, Christmas, Family, Single Income, Single Parenting, Super Mom

Single Parenting During the Holidays

Single Parenting During the HolidaysI have long been referred to by my friends as Super Human and Super Mom.  I am told that I make single parenting look easy.  I always smile when I hear that and keep moving on through my day.  I never signed up to be a poster child for being a single… Continue reading Single Parenting During the Holidays

Amazing Human Being, Angel, Being Happy and Healthy, charity, Family, Helping Others, Inspiring, Single Parenting

With the heart of an angel

What to do when your daughter gives you, and those around you a true lesson in helping others?  Tonight I was fortunate to have the opportunity to witness my daughter go above and beyond, and demonstrate what a wonderful young woman she is becoming.A Lesson in Helping OthersAs we sat in the restaurant selected by… Continue reading With the heart of an angel

Aquaventuras Water Park, Dolphin Swim, Puerto Vallarta, Single Parenting, Travel

Adventures in Puerto Vallarta – Dolphin Swim

Our trip to Puerto Vallarta was about more than just getting away from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives.  When you factor in my full-time job, full-time studying at the college, and then with the girls' hectic dance schedules and school, our life is definitely beyond hectic and a vacation away was definitely… Continue reading Adventures in Puerto Vallarta – Dolphin Swim

Air Canada Vacations, Mexico, Puerto Vallarta, Single Parenting, Trip of a Life Time

A Week In Paradise

Hello Blog friends,This past summer the girls and I were beyond fortunate to have the opportunity to spend the week in Paradise. We boarded an Air Canada Vacations flight in our hometown of Prince Rupert and departed the very tolerable 20 degree weather and flew to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It was definitely a huge shock… Continue reading A Week In Paradise