A Tween’s First Shopping Trip

Tween Shopping at Triple Flip

I took my tween daughter on her first shopping trip and she absolutely loved it! For so long, I avoided taking a trip to the mall and instead, I was an avid online shopper. But when online purchases arrived and weren’t the perfect fit, it became a bother. My daughter was growing up and she needed to start trying on and choosing her own clothing.

However, I still hesitated. I remember being 12 years old and absolutely hating shopping for my growing body. Things never seemed to fit right, and I didn’t want to wear a ‘big’ size. Although I wasn’t an overweight kid, I had a really hard time with body image and self love while growing up. I didn’t want my 10 year old to get frustrated with her body at such a young age.

At the same time, I wanted her to be creative and see fashion as a way for self-expression. I longed for her to slowly discover the fun clothing could bring to your life, different patterns, quality of fabrics, and how a great outfit could make you feel! I was hoping for a positive, self-loving shopping experience for a tween girl who needs a summer wardrobe…

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My 10 year old can’t wait for school to be over. Summer is calling and she is ready to go! She’s created a list of all the fun things she’d like to do this summer – on top of the bike camps and other fun activities we have planned! I have a feeling it’s going…

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The Best Books About Minimalism

When I first discovered minimalism, it’s like my eyes had finally opened for the first time. I know that sounds so cheesy, but a lightbulb went off over my head and for the first time in a long time, I felt like I could breathe again. The anxiety I had incurred over ‘stuff’ that I…

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Get Fit & Have Fun at Airhouse in Squamish

Jump up, jump up, and get down! Do your kids love trampolines? Airhouse in Squamish is an indoor freestyle trampoline park, but it’s so much more than just a place to jump! Airhouse prides itself on being a progressive training facility that offers trampoline and conditioning programs for everyone, from toddlers to pro athletes! Jumping…

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Is Carrageenan Safe?

It’s super easy to get confused when it comes to discovering what’s in your food. I’ve been reading a lot about carrageenan, the latest buzz ingredient in the food science world, and I’ve been asking myself, “Is carrageenan safe for me and my family?” and why Food Science Matters! Are you sitting there unsure of…

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Design Inspiration: Bohemian Decor

For me, a Bohemian style evokes imagery of macrame, relaxed silks, natural materials like rattan, and greenery. Bohemian decor in the home isn’t easy to accomplish because it’s not something that can be ‘styled’, it’s nomadic and natural, and it develops as time goes on. A trinket from a trip to some far away place, a…

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Our Adventure on Salt Spring Island

Our family’s adventure in Salt Spring Island began and ended with a ferry ride, as most island adventures in BC do. The fun starts on that big boat, with the kids trying to find all the sea creatures that play in the ocean waters, while I’m busy pointing out the houses and cottages on the Gulf…

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