Start of School Reflections

With a new school year, and a fresh start for Rowen because we started a different preschool, I have been doing a lot of reflecting at the difference a year can make. I mean I know what a difference a year can make. I have had years of huge loss with family and friends passing …

Sweet Sweet Summertime

Hi everyone, I have been MIA for a few quick months because I was busy having too much fun this summer. I had every intention of taking some time to write and blog but when given the chance to be outside and have fun I will always pick that! Hence, this post. Summertime fun. So …

Do you ever wonder… what will our children remember?

Last week Fraser spontaneously let two days off lead into almost a week and a half off and it was amazing. Fraser doesn't have a regular Monday to Friday, 9-5 job and although it comes with challenges it has so many perks. One being flexible time off! With him home it gave us evenings together. …

My Babies Daddy

With Father's Day coming up it has had me extra grateful for my babies daddy. Here is the thing, we grew up with a single mom. So Father's Day really wasn't a special day for us as we didn't have a Father to celebrate. It never felt like we were missing out and it wasn't …

Remember when “I would raise my kids differently”

Becoming a Mom is something I never knew I wanted, if you ask anyone who knows me they will say "remember when you use to say I am never having kids". I think this has been a good lesson in never say never! Having kids has changed my life (for the better) and looking through …

Where we have been the last two months.

Lately I have been struggling with staying focused enough to sit down and write, staying awake while writing and finding a topic that I want to write about. I sit down and start to type and my mind is in a million places, I am tired and I have too much to say so I …

My wish for my kids… an “ordinary” life.

All my life I have been searching and dreaming. I wanted the best clothes, more money, success in a career and movement. I love learning and wanted to constantly be growing. But instead of focusing on the now I was busy caught up in future plans and dreams. Today I realized that without even trying …

A is for Amazing (and Autism)

My son is pretty Amazing. He is one of the most caring, thoughtful and sensitive little boys I know. I like to think all his great qualities came from me but I see so much of his Dad in him that I might not be able to take all the credit (most of it). What …

Everyday is Family Day!

For those who don't live in BC yesterday was Family Day... and since we are nearing the end to almost 5 weeks in Maui we missed it but celebrated it here on the island with our little Fam Jam! So, I am a day late writing because we were busy playing and having fun as …

HELP… This Parenting Gig is Tough!

So this vacation has been amazingly good for our parenting egos, basically whenever we go out as the whole family we get at least one if not many compliments. Some are just about appearances "Oh look, they are so cute", some are more surface/conversational "you've got your hands full", but the best are "wow your …