Our Stay at Viamede for May Long Weekend

Motherhood

 

For May long weekend, I took Ella and Owen to Viamede Resort to have a little one on one time with them while Dad was away kayaking. We did have some rain while we were there and weren’t able to enjoy the outdoors as much as we would have liked but we did have the same amount of fun doing other activities indoors. The first night we arrived, the kids coloured while I cooked dinner and we enjoyed our pasta together on the patio. We usually take advantage of excellent food at The Boathouse restaurant located on site but I decided to cook for the kids because they were having so much fun playing with each other. Sitting outside with them was really relaxing and we watched the sun go down cuddled up on our blanket, it was a lovely way to start our weekend.

While it rained, the kids and I played board games together, played ping pong and spent a lot of time at the pool! Owen used to be so terrified of the water and now all he wants to do is swim! It was so nice to see him enjoy it! Ella did more observing than swimming but she did help me count how long it took Owen to swim from one end of the pool to the other. 🙂

The weather was gorgeous as we woke up for our last morning at Viamede. We started the morning playing at the beach and after I did a little paddle boarding while the kids played on the playground equipment and attempted to build sandcastles. I really loved watching the kids use their imaginations! The kids would make up their own games, play tag and Owen was “digging for lava”.  Viamede is the ultimate outdoor playground for the family and we only did a quarter of the activities Viamede has to offer. Rick loves the on-site Frisbee Golf course so I saved that for him and kids for when we come back again.

I always imagine us buying a cottage, but with Viamede having everything that we need at our fingertips. This might just become our family cottage-getaway each year instead.

Looking to book your stay for this summer? Visit www.Viamede.com 

Ella Rose Natural Coconut Bath

Health, Motherhood

It has been over a year since the launch of Baby Be Mine and I am blown away by the positive response it has received. Your emails and messages about how Baby Be Mine has helped with your little one’s dry skin, to helping with cradle cap and even stretch marks. I have been on cloud 9 reading all of the great feedback and you have me walking on clouds, I’m so happy you love it!

When I thought about expanding the line and what I would do next, I got stopped in my tracks after noticing that there were so many other women who were in much need of a moment to self-care and relaxation that instead of expanding Baby Be Mine, I wanted to create a sister line for every woman named after my daughters Ella Elaine and Mia Rose.

The daily stresses of life at any stage, whether it be school, your job, or family life, can all be overwhelming at times and often we put everything else before ourselves. My hope with this line is that you will take some time to self-love and self-care. Spoon a heap of Ella Rose in to your bath, wait for the angels to start singing then dive in.

This line is dedicated to you. Shop Ella Rose by visiting www.babybemine.ca

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