Steps in Buying a Home for First Time Homebuyers

You just saw your dream home on realtor.ca – and you want it – now! You call up the listing realtor only to be told it’s already sold conditionally to another buyer. How did they act so fast? That buyer already had a plan in place, and were likely shopping many months before you were … Continue reading Steps in Buying a Home for First Time Homebuyers

Moving House — the horror and beauty

In the course of waaaaaaaayy too many moves I’ve become pretty good at doing it *nearly* all myself. Add four (yes, FOUR) children in the mix and suddenly Netflix becomes the electronic babysitter, and it’s pizza, again, for dinner (served on rustic paper napkins) because I don’t have time to cook, do dishes, and pack … Continue reading Moving House — the horror and beauty

The Illogic of Spending on Stuff

Stuff weighs us down, physically, emotionally, and mentally. You have to move, store, and maintain it. You need to plan organizational strategies, take care of your belongings, and make sure it’s in good condition. Stuff becomes an emotional burden as well, where we’re spending more time cleaning, managing stuff (the buying and selling processes that … Continue reading The Illogic of Spending on Stuff