Every once and a while I like to do a little update post with some behind the scenes of what's been going on around here!

Life has been crazy. In fact, saying we've been busy would be an understatement.  And no, I am not one of those people who wear "busy" like it's a badge of honour. Personally l like it when things slow down and we're able to stop and smell the roses.

Hopefully after this week, there will be more time for rose smelling... because this Mama is craving some quality family time! 

Alright... so here's what's been going on.... 
 

1. WEBSITE MAKE-OVER

First off, as I'm sure you've noticed, I gave the website a little Make-Over this weekend! Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I am pretty thrilled with how it turned out. 

A few weeks back, I had the pleasure of collaborating with Dana Ruby Martin and Abby Campbell Design on a Photoshoot at Edison's Cafe in Stratford Ontario.  
 

PhotoCred: Dana Ruby Martin Photography ** Abby & I are wearing watches by Revival by Martin & Co 

PhotoCred: Dana Ruby Martin Photography
** Abby & I are wearing watches by Revival by Martin & Co 

[SIDEBAR: You just have to check out this space! Not only does Edison's have the cutest little cafe, they have Bed and Breakfast style rooms available for booking! The eclectic mix of modern industrial decor has a way of instantly making you feel relaxed!  If you're looking a beautiful place to stay that's located right downtown Stratford, Edison's is IDEAL!]

Anywho the photoshoot was a HOOT! We laughed, we danced, we drank wine in a white bed! It was the perfect way to do a Monday! 

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The outcome, was just as as expected, I'm so happy with the updated pictures! 

With the I want to send a HUGE thank-you to Dana and Abby! There's nothing I love more than collaborating with fun, inspiring and supportive female entrepreneurs! 

2. I'M TAKING A {STEP}MOM BREAK

As you know, we have a week-on-week off access schedule with my husband's kids. 

Going from one kid to four kids every other week is always takes a little adjusting. It's a huge change of pace, but this week it's going to be even more insane... 

Well... for my husband that is!

I'm taking a "Mom Break" and heading to MOM 2.0 Summit in Orlando Florida a group of phenomenal ladies that I've had the pleasure of meeting through the blogging industry. 

The line-up at this conference has me all giddy inside. While this blog continues to grow, I am a small fish in this big blogging world and have SO much to learn. Not only am I excited to get some sun on this bod,  I am ready to soak up all the information and connect with so many of women that I've followed online for the past few years! 

I'll be Insta Storying my trip, so head on over to my Instagram Page and follow along! 

HOWEVER,  before I take off, I'm doing some SERIOUS planning and organizing for my husband ... I'm leaving him smack dab in the middle of crazy time! He has to juggle hockey try-outs, travel soccer, a spring hockey tournament, a crazy toddler and two teenagers who's social life is just a booming right now!

Even though I know he will be able to manage on his own, since he's picking up my slack this week so I want to make sure that everything is in place.

(That and I'm a bit of a control freak....)

I'm kind of cracking up though. Here I am planning meals, picking out clothes, making sure laundry is up to date, filling up the fridge, coordinating schedules... all so that my husband isn't overwhelmed when I am gone.  

Does he do this when he heads off on a boys trip? Uhhhhh No! 

I'm kidding around! (Well kind of) .... As Moms we always give Dad's a hard time about how things are done when we are gone, but truthfully it's not because we think they aren't capable. It's because we have a hard time letting go and seeing things done differently than they would be if we were here.

Am I right or am I right? (...Maybe this is just me... but I highly doubt that!)

3. My Mother's Day Gift To You! 

I'm sure I don't have to tell you, Mother's Day is this Sunday. 

To say thank-you for all the support you guys have given me over the past few years (more specifically the online love I've received lately) I've decided to extend an offer that I offered to exclusively Stepmoms in my KICK-ASS Stepmom Community last week!  

The messages I've received from you lately have been so..... what's the word? humbling? heart warming? inspiring? cup filling? .... I'm not sure how to describe the feeling, but I think you get the drift.

Connecting with the women in this community is WHY I write this blog AND why I've decided to offer a Complimentary 15 minute Call to anyone who signs up for The KICK-ASS STEPMOM Project before midnight on Mother's Day. I want more one-on-one connection with you!

Not only will you get all "game changing" tips and strategies in THE KICK-ASS Stepmom Project.... you and I will connect and make a game plan tailored to your family's specific stepfamily dynamic. 

[ The offer expires Mother's Day at midnight, but due to time constraints I have to cap the number at 20, so act fast to ensure you secure your spot! ]
 

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Anyways ladies! That's all I have for today! I hope you have a fabulous week... and if you happen to have a chaotic schedule like we do right now, please take a moment to just RELAX, put your feet up and do something that fills your cup! 

You'll be a better mom + step mama for it! 

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