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house_of_kerrs

Family + Lifestyle Blog||Sonya πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Syndicated Blogger + Writer | Food + Travel | Mom of 4 | #Mompowerment | πŸ’» @parentscanada @trivago @canadianliving πŸ’Œ [email protected] ⬇️ https://linktr.ee/house_of_kerrs
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@house_of_kerrs

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"you have your coffee...you're good now mama?" - my little easton, wildly perceptive like his mama caught me in a moment of reflection + calm (yep, even amidst the chaos that is family travel) this weekend glaring out at the mountains - peaks of clarity & perspective.  i was remembering this time last year - grappling with the decision to step away from my full-time career i knew in my heart to be right, yet waited a few more months to follow through because of the overwhelming fear of walking away from financial stability. i know for sure it was the right decision now and believe more than ever that when you follow your heart and inner compass, a higher power rises to support you.  in fact this whole year has been about following that inner knowing, making decisions more aligned with my value system. i also know that the people who love you most don't want to see you miserable or struggling. oprah's wisdom of sundays highlights how we feel most out of line when "we have our loves out of order". are we spending time on our highest or lowest love?  no, this isn't a message persuading you to up and leave your job, or convincing you i'm all blissed-out.  because there's been a lot of heavy in our mix and change is massively uncomfortable.  but maybe if you're feeling stuck, doing a value check-in is always a good place to start & may help guide your next right move.  now, as i'm confronted with a new crossroads, i know i'm a little more confident in trusting my guts & a little clearer on what my right life looks like.  but no decisions will be made this week - little e has been night-waking loads lately & this super snow moon πŸŒ• energy is fierce, making me one sleep deprived, cranky & clouded mama.  more rest is definitely this week's right move.  anyone else feeling funky vibes this week?
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@house_of_kerrs

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Happy family day from our crazy crew to yours β™‘ a few more adrenaline surges than i needed today, but got my b**t back up on skis for the 1st time in over 20 years & this is life lately #keepingupwiththem πŸ’• #familyday2019 #selfiesticktake15
63 530 4 days ago

@house_of_kerrs

Family + Lifestyle Blog||Sonya
Sprinkle a little love wherever you go πŸ’• happy heart's day, all! πŸ’ what can i say...i've always been a total sucker for #loveday. #tbt to my fave valentine's shoots with the kids because there's zero chance i'll be snagging one this year (enjoy them while they comply parents of littles!πŸ’‹). also serving as evidence of my staged holiday snap momtography affinity before #doitforthegram was a thing ;) hope your day's been filled with all the things you love most xo if your valentine's festivities will spill over into the weekend, check out my 2-step no bake treat in igtv. side effects include instant dessert rock star status πŸ™ŒπŸ’• #notabaker
50 537 2 weeks ago

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Family + Lifestyle Blog||Sonya
We're just the same kinda dorkπŸ’‹...alright guys, #dadchef and i whipped up that valentine's day recipe we've been promising you this weekend. no matching couples' tees this time, but we did borrow the kids' matching aprons for fun (they weren't impressed πŸ˜†)❣ we tried remaking a dish from a little italian resto we loved dining at in our university days - "sun-dried tomato + chicken alfredo farfalle", and it's dee-lish! we even made a lightened up version so you can indulge, minus a wack of calories❣

printable version linked in bio --> http://bit.ly/valentinesdaypastarecipe in case a tasty homemade meal is your partner/loved one's love language ;) β€οΈ let us know what you think if you give it a whirl! also...don't forget to enter our 'share the love' giveaway #ontheblog closing at 11:59 p.m. est tonight!  includes a vino tasting for 2 at @triuswines - the red paired well with our heart's day recipe ;)🍷🍷 #hokpartner #lacucinadikerrs #valentinesday2019❀
49 544 2 weeks ago

@house_of_kerrs

Family + Lifestyle Blog||Sonya
When asked "what does being the total mom mean to you?" after #thetotalmomtalk, i shared: "tending to our mind, body & spirit alongside meeting the demands of motherhood.  always putting ourselves on the bottom of the priority list and persistently deffering our needs is a path to depletion and burnout.  if moms are the heart of the family, what's good for mom is good for everyone... "πŸ’• so, this week of valentine's, while prepping the special sentiments for & doling out the love to our people, i hope you #beyourownvalentine & prioritize a little self love too πŸ’•
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a fabulous #selfcaresunday spent with a lifelong gal pal @thetotalmomshow for a much needed #momtimeout getting our zen on with @actifycity 's yoga + mindfulness meditation & meeting vendors & panel experts devoted to mom wellness. congrats on a fantastically executed 1st show anna & dina πŸ‘πŸ’œ #totalmomshowpartner #totalmomshow tell me your favourite ways to recharge & get centred, mamas πŸ’•
33 428 2 weeks ago

@house_of_kerrs

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It's true...you never know when it'll be the "last time"...like the last time they reach out to hold your hand.  these handsomes quit that a long time ago! now, i reach for them as my skating support crew ;) if you're looking for a cool place to skate, tube or embrace winter outdoors with your gang (because there's still a whole lot left of it!❄❄), check out our top picks in the gta (*link in bio*), including this spot - natrel rink @harbourfrontcentre - the "most scenic rink in the city,” set along the shoreline of lake ontario. other family-friendly perks – heated indoor change room, free admission and warm food + drink available rink-side at @boxcar_social. and if your gang likes to bust a move, dj skate nights on staurdays πŸ™ŒπŸŽ΅ have a beauty weekend with your peeps, whatever you're up to! #embracewinter #keepingupwiththem
50 493 2 weeks ago

@house_of_kerrs

Family + Lifestyle Blog||Sonya
"in [this family] we share, we share everything..."
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except the @purdyschocolatier hedgehogs. those get hidden just for mama, and after this doozy of a week, i may be fuelled solely by chocolate ;) but seriously, we've been spoiled by some amazing #partnerswithheart this month, and want to 'share the love' with all of you with a sweet giveaway up on the blog, including an over $200 cdn love-filled bundle of goodies one of you will scoop up (sharing optional;). whether you dig valentine's day or not, there's something for everyone you can enjoy beyond the day of love (some sans kiddos too ;) [#linkinbio] #sponsored #sharethelove .
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*open to canadian residents 19 years of age + only (excl. quebec) til' 02.11.19. this contest is in no way endorsed or administered by instagram. you give complete release to instagram*
26 487 3 weeks ago

@house_of_kerrs

Family + Lifestyle Blog||Sonya
All we need is love...
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and for this demonic flu bug taking out our gang to take a hike! but popping in from couch-bound with a side order of cabin fever nursing these b***s back to life hoping this 1st week of the #monthoflove is treating you all well β™‘ #loveisallweneed
38 530 3 weeks ago

@house_of_kerrs

Family + Lifestyle Blog||Sonya
Impromp-tube for the pa day save β„πŸ™Œ and just a whole lot more of #keepingupwiththem this weekend...have a wonderful one loves xo πŸ’• #check1722
34 436 3 weeks ago

@house_of_kerrs

Family + Lifestyle Blog||Sonya
We've got news!!! πŸ—ž
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and no, it's most definitely not a baby announcement! (#fourandnomore ;) we're putting the final touches on our newsletter launch, and don't want you to miss out on subscriber-exclusive perks, discount codes, recipes & more! as a big, huge thank ya for showing some ❀, the next 25 subscribers will be entered to win a $25 indigo gift card to build your february book stack, pick up some warm & cozies to survive this polar vortex or maybe grab another expressions mug we all really don't need (but they cute!) πŸ˜‰β˜• sign-up using the link in bio - open til' 02/08/19 (*not affiliated with or endorsed by instagram*) πŸ“·: @hdcphoto
48 655 4 weeks ago

@house_of_kerrs

Family + Lifestyle Blog||Sonya
The longer i’m in this space, the more i’ve realized the greatest “work” i’ve ever put out there doesn't get the most likes or pay, but rather the words that have made someone else feel less alone.  the piece i wrote about my post-partum struggles after our 4th babe & plea for more supports for #maternalmentalhealth (*linked in bio*), when i shared my experience with the emotional toll of “fat-shaming” & subsequent disordered eating in my youth, the high functioning anxiety of college that showed it’s face as over-achievement & perfectionism (think randall in season 1 of @nbcthisisus ) that still peeks it’s head during seasons of life to this day, my experience with seasonal funks, and my nature of being an intuitive empath that's seen me experience high highs & low lows my whole life.  that kind of openness doesn’t come easy to someone who prefers to cope in quiet like me.  i’d much rather heal in private, not big on sharing my woes in real time, and would rather people use their energy for their own healing than fussing over me.  but i now know finding the courage to share my stories gives others the courage to do the same & removes that truckload of shame that keeps us silent in the first place.  every, single one of us gets served our platter of pain.  not one of us will exit this life without experiencing mental health struggles, & when we truly acknowledge that, get over the pride of thinking it’s something that happens to “other people”, the reality of human connectedness shines through.  maybe it’s not on a public forum – maybe it’s in a private conversation with someone you love & trust deeply, but please share your struggles with someone.  for in so doing, you remove ego & ignite the first step in yours & another’s healing.  you don’t need to suffer alone. and if you feel you have no one to share with, i’m here…just a dm away.  we are stronger than our struggles, beauties and you may not realize it now, but all your darkness isn’t for nothing.  it’s propelling you toward some sort of purpose.  keep going… and know there are really positive ways of dealing with something that feels so all-consuming.  loads of love & light πŸ’– xx #bellletstalk #neveral
40 475 4 weeks ago

@house_of_kerrs

Family + Lifestyle Blog||Sonya
When you tick off the big bro....πŸƒ‍♂️
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we survived #snowday (sib squabbles, nail polish nightmare and allπŸ™ˆ)! even banged out another post for all of you with a #wintervention on your mind this #nationalbookyourvacationday, whether a snowy adventure❄, warm caribbean escape🏝 or #momcationπŸ™‹‍♀️ 🧘‍♀️- "3 ways to get the best value from your travel bookings", including how we got our next adventure to quebec city free, maximized our latest booking south this spring and how to stretch your hard earned bucks & (pricey) travel investments further! also, shortly after publishing last week's post about last minute bookings & our airline seating blip, i received an official statement from cta's media team outlining new, forthcoming regulations that will ensure families aren't separated under vague airline policies during air travel πŸ‘βœˆοΈ - *post updated with deets - good news all around! (both links in bio ☝️) #traveltuesday #familytravel have you booked your next escape? tell us where! πŸ—Ί #hoktravels
38 545 4 weeks ago