motherhood

Self-Care vs Self-Love.....Do you truly love yourself?

With Self-Love day (Feb 13) and Valentine's Day (Feb 14) upon us, I wanted to take a moment and send all of you mamas, and mamas to be, a bit of love.


Self-Love is a path, a practice and a choice. It is the foundation that gives one an inner strength and connection in the heart, body, mind and soul.

- Christine Arylo

The terms self-care and self-love are often used interchangeably. For example, “I am learning to love myself and am making ME a priority by going to get more massages, or mani/pedi, or an afternoon at the spa, or insert your own method of relaxation here”. I know I was using these words interchangeably until recently.  


In reality, self-care and self-love are NOT the same thing…………

15 Fun (and Random) Facts About Me

I’ve shared some of the ins and outs of myself before, more so in a professional and/or parent role, so today I thought it would be fun to share a variety of things about me that are a little more fun than the typical fare.

1.I don't have a middle name, which seems weird in the Canadian culture, but is actually quite normal in the Estonian culture......except for my younger sister does have a middle name lol (as do both my kids). It bothered me when I was a kid, but now I think it is kind of cool!

2.I have always known that I wanted to be a mom and have lots of kids.....like since I was 4. I was SOOOO excited when my sister was born (I was 6 then) that I basically told my parents she was my baby and proceeded to take care of her......that is until I entered the teen years and then was so annoyed that she followed me around everywhere