Giving

Valentines for Veterans

Valentines for Veterans

Valentines for Veterans is a special way to help your children show their appreciation for some important members of our community. 

The purpose of the program is to have community members send a Valentine to a Veteran to show our appreciation and thanks for their sacrifices, but it's also a great opportunity to take those conversations we had on Remembrance Day and put them into something more concrete and give some love to others in our community.

Cuso International, Helping Mothers Around the World: Giving Back

Cuso International, Helping Mothers Around the World: Giving Back

I had a lot of fear about childbirth from the moment I found out I was pregnant with Miss M. When the time finally came, I discovered that, unfortunately, my fears were not unfounded.

Her birth was a very long, traumatic ordeal with several touch-and-go moments. Right after she was born, she started having significant breathing problems and ended up being whisked to the NICU.

Now, because of the care she received during my labour and delivery, and in the NICU post-birth, she's a happy and healthy six year old.

Other mothers aren't so lucky though.

I recently learned about Cuso International, a charity that sends trained Canadian medical volunteers around the world to make pregnancy and delivery safer for moms with their Maternal Health program.

4 Classic Ways To Celebrate Mother's Day in Halifax

4 Classic Ways To Celebrate Mother's Day in Halifax

To make this easy on everyone, I've rounded up a few of my favourite ways to spend a day with my family in Halifax and included a list of supplies and details needed to make the day happen AND a suggested little gift to go along with it.Now all you need to do is forward this post to your day planner who can pick one, follow the directions and you're good to go. 

Volunteering with Kids

Volunteering with Kids

I can’t remember a time of my life when I wasn’t volunteering in some capacity. I helped out with community clean-ups as a kid; served countless turkey dinners at church suppers as a teenager (and successfully resisted the temptation to sneak a piece of pie before my shift was up); and taught kids to read as an adult. It’s always been an incredible experience and it’s something I want my family to continue to experience together.