It wasn't until recently that I learned that quite a few people I know suffer from anxiety. It was not until recently that I discovered that I am one of those people. Disclaimer – This post was written in partnership with TELUS as part of their #TELUS_partner program. All thoughts and opinions expressed on this blog are honest and my own. This is probably one of the … [Read more...]
Life After Concussion: Forced Social Media Detox & Re-engaging with Tech
Life after concussion has been more challenging than I expected it to be. Disclaimer – I am a #TeamTELUS advocate and this post was written in affiliation with TELUS. As always, all thoughts and opinions expressed on this blog are my own. It was just a regular day on the farm. I was walking my daughter to the bus stop and on my way back, I slipped on our icy lane and … [Read more...]
Revitalized: Rest and Relaxation at Casino Rama
It's been a pretty stressful year so far. Since Hubby's accident in February, life has been tough. Work, work, work. Farm, farm, farm. Family, family, family. It's easy to lose one's self when there is little to no down time. When the opportunity to sharpen up social media and marketing skills AND get some rest and relaxation at Casino Rama presented itself, you bet I … [Read more...]
8 Online Safety Tips For Your Family – TELUS WISE
Much of our daily lives are spent online. We rely on being digitally connected for many aspects of our lives. Work, research, education, recreational web surfing -- all of those require us to be online. Though there are many positives of being connected, one of my biggest concerns is online safety for my family. My little girl is six years old (she'll be turning … [Read more...]
What do people REALLY like on Facebook?
To be honest, that's the question many people have been trying to figure the answer to. Though I try to keep my blog's Facebook page fresh and up to date, and post regularly, I will be the first to admit that Facebook is not my first love when it comes to social media. I should rephrase that and say that it's not my favourite for my own purposes. I do love Facebook for my … [Read more...]
TELUS US Easy Roam™ Makes Staying Connected When Traveling to the US A Breeze! #TeamTELUS
One of the things that used to stress me out a lot was roaming fees and going over my data when traveling south of the border. Back in the day (okay, circa 1998), roaming fees and air-time were two things that caused me a lot of stress and made me use my cell phone sparingly. In the past few years, I've had to go to the U.S. for several work-related events. My mobile device … [Read more...]
My Longest Relationship Is Not With My Husband!
It's true. My longest relationship is not with my husband. Hubby and I have been married for eight years and have known each other for ten years. This said, there's another who had captured my affections long before Hubby. My respect, loyalty and admiration had been gained way back in 2000 and I have never looked back since. A fifteen year relationship! That is the … [Read more...]
Help Women Beat the Cancer Blues #WinkDay
It started with a simple idea to create a way for Canadian women to show their support for other Canadian Women. Women who are suffering the emotional fallout from cancer and its treatment - the Cancer blues. it's a simple gesture with a powerful message. All it requires is a bit of blue eye shadow and the desire to help. Chances are that cancer has affected the life … [Read more...]
Should Screaming Kids Be Banned From Restaurants?
You know the situation. You've probably witnessed it before or you've probably been the parent of a child throwing a tantrum at a restaurant. I recently read yet another story about a restaurant banning screaming children. This time, the story on Global News featured the Facebook post from The Lobster Pound and Moore. The restaurant issued an apology on social media … [Read more...]
Rockin’ out to the Mini Pops!
It was 1981 and Summer days were filled with wonder and adventure. Sunny days spent playing outdoors, hanging out in the pool or at the park, and even dancing up a storm were all part of my fondest memories. I remember when I was a little girl, one of my very first records (yes, I said RECORDS...as in vinyl, LPs!) was the Mini Pops! My brother, cousins and I would rock it … [Read more...]
Getting Ready for Summer with TELUS!
Glancing at the calendar, I am shocked to see that school's almost over and soon Little One will be on Summer vacation. Summer vacation for us means daily trips to the beach as soon as Mama's done work! Working from home, I usually step away from my home office around 3:30 pm so I can do fun things with Little One. Because I work in social media, my smartphone is always with … [Read more...]
I AM SOMEONE Ending Bullying Society
Bullying. It comes in many forms and can happen at any age. It's something we all need to be aware of and speak up against. I think it's important to bring awareness to a new anti-bullying project that TELUS is working on in relation to all of their TELUS WISE initiatives. Essentially TELUS is funding a new text messaging pilot program for kids so they can send a quick, … [Read more...]
As some of you may know, next Monday marks a new chapter for me. It concludes my journey as PTPA's Twitter Community Manager. It's been a fun and exciting nearly two years! I've learned a lot and have been given the opportunity to work with a great team, community and clients. What an adventure it has been! Above photo of Team PTPA during CEO/Founder, Sharon … [Read more...]
#BConnectedConf & Being Our Authentic, Genuine Selves
Every now and then, I attend a conference or event and come away feeling refreshed, renewed, and inspired. That's what the BConnected Conference in Ottawa did for me a few weeks ago. Ottawa has always been one of my favourite cities in Canada. Our Nation's capital has a certain special feel about it. The city has something for everyone with all the museums, galleries, … [Read more...]
The Countdown Begins! See you at the BConnected Conference? #BConnectedConf
It's almost time! The BConnected Conference is but a few weeks away! April 12th and 13th, to be exact! The BConnected Conference is being held at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and is the first social media conference geared toward moms and dads. I'm getting excited and here's why! BConnected Conference Speakers Check out the roster of impressive speakers! This will … [Read more...]