Mindful family

 

A blog about mindful living, health, parenting and money.

Saskatchewan: Nice scenery, nice people, lots of wildlife and playgrounds but terrible roads (by Reggie)
2021-05-30 07:20 *This is an update on our Western Canada camping trip. Check out the first update here.    We liked Saskatchewan a lot more than we expected. Originally, we were only supposed to stay in this province for two or t...
Did you squat today? (By Danielle)
2021-05-27 08:01 Now that we are living on the road, I’ve had to start getting more creative with my workouts. The only equipment I brought with me is a set of resistance bands because they are lightweight and compact. I really want...
West Coast Trip Day 1-5: Travelling Back in Time to When Camping was Legal and Fully open (by Reggie)
2021-05-24 08:00 So as many will know, we took off for a West Coast camping trip this week. We have been planning this trip since early 2020 and had to skip it last year due to the uncertainties around the COVID-19 pandemic. We had ...
Moosomin Regional Park in Moosomin, Saskatchewan
2021-05-22 12:28 Date Visited: May 2021   At Moosomin Regional Park in Moosomin, Saskatchewan we stayed on lot #432, the nearest lot to one of the playground. We found this campground last minute when we decided to cross Manitoba a...
One month of living in the RV (by Reggie)
2021-05-18 12:15 It’s been one month since we started living full-time in the motorhome. It’s gone pretty good so far. We’ve been pretty busy lately and haven’t had enough free time to post regularly.  In anticipation of the upcomin...
Our new RV life (by Danielle)
2021-04-21 08:06 Well, we did it!   We’ve been really busy lately. We were tired of having to stay at home, so we decided to sell our home. Kidding, not kidding. We’ve considered doing this for over a year now and now seemed like ...
Interview on the Explore FI Canada Podcast
2021-04-19 09:02 Reggie was recently interviewed on the Explore FI podcast. Check out the episode for a great conversaton on the benefits of early retirement, the Canada Child Benefit and RESPs.      https://exploreficanada.ca/po...
Why we decided to start homeschooling (by Reggie)
2021-04-08 18:47 A few weeks ago we decided to take our kids out of school and be responsible for their education full-time. Today I’ll explain why and how we were able to take on this huge responsibility.    We have been thinking...
Unusual ways to save money and stress, and exercise more (by Reggie)
2021-03-30 08:15 In the last month I’ve been keeping a list of a number of ways we save money in surprising ways. Most of the time, these ideas also end up saving us stress and make us benefit from some healthy exercise.    1. Buy...
Did someone say [vegan] ice cream? (by Danielle)
2021-03-18 15:40 I have always been a very picky eater, and sometimes I find it hard to eat enough protein, especially being vegan. I don’t like meat and eggs (obviously), and I can’t stand the texture of protein powder and most nut...
The Bank of Dad (by Reggie)
2021-03-10 08:32 In today’s blog post I will share a story from my recent book 5 Years to Freedom. The story of how I am helping my son understand the power of saving money.    A while ago, I was trying to devise an experiment to ...
One of the greatest benefits of being retired: Speaking up (by Reggie)
2021-03-03 10:51 These past couple of weeks, I really got to enjoy one of the greatest benefits of being retired or financially independent. I got to speak out on a subject that many are terrified to. I didn’t say anything controver...
We are all dying, but we should not have to die alone (by Danielle)
2021-02-25 11:27 In the last week, I have been thinking a lot about our region's second COVID death. But not for the reasons you may be thinking.    As with any death, the passing of a loved one is tragic. But what made me cry was...
Interview with Radio-Canada (in French)
2021-02-25 11:24 Reggie was interviewed on Radio-Canada's morning radio show this week to discuss the new book. Check out the link below.    https://ici.radio-canada.ca/premiere/emissions/le-matin-du-nord/segments/entrevue/344779/...
Build Wealth Canada Interview
2021-02-20 08:41 Last week I was interview on Canada's top personal finance podcast, Build Wealth Canada. It provides a great summary of the new book.    Check it out on Spotify, iTunes or by following the lnk below.    https://...
So we bought a Motorhome...(by Reggie)
2021-02-10 10:23 The Mindful Family did something crazy last week. We purchased a motorhome! Yes. A giant camping shelter on wheels that costs almost $200 to fill up the gas tank. Today I’ll try and rationalize why it was a good dec...
February Minimalism Challenge (by Danielle)
2021-02-05 18:45 I’ve been in a purging mood lately. So I decided to spice February up a bit by doing a bit of early spring cleaning; you know, since the groundhog announced that spring will come early this year. I am doing a monthl...
Weekly Kid Interviews (by Danielle)
2021-01-28 10:17 Once a week we try to sit one-on-one with each of our kids and give them an interview. We grab two kids chairs and sit face to face. We look at each other in the eyes and are fully present with them, with no electro...
Mindful Family's First Published Book is now available!!
2021-01-27 13:37 We are excited to announce that our first book is now out and available in paperback and e-book.    Check it out on Amazon:    https://www.amazon.ca/Years-Freedom-Canadian-Guide-Retirement/dp/B08SYV3D1M    
Caffeine Detox
2021-01-06 09:02 One of my New Year’s resolutions was to try and get rid of my caffeine addiction.* Yes, I have a caffeine addiction. Many people do. Addiction is normally reserved for serious drugs, cigarettes and alcohol but we ra...
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