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 …

“You must learn to master a new way to think before you can master a new way to be. “ – Marianne Williamson

This quote is kinda exactly how I feel today. It's funny because I was always searching for a way to relax a little, let go of stuff that isn't really important, appreciate what I have instead of striving for more or better and to try and live more in the now instead of dwelling on …

Siblings by chance, friends by choice…

Today was one of those unusual days. Grace was extra loving towards both her older brother and younger sister and the kids were just extra cute towards each other. We intentionally had our kids within 3 years of each other (Rowen and Grace being just 13 months apart and Grace and Eleanor a big 15 …

Merry Everything A Happy Always!

So we celebrated our first Christmas as a family of 5, and it was great! Unfortunately our whole house was hit with a terrible flu for over a week before Christmas and honestly I think it was a bit of a blessing in disguise. It was terrible... not only was I very sick but I …

Real Housewife of A Long Shore Man

I ran in to my mentor, coach and last employer a couple weeks ago. Both of our lives have changed pretty significantly in the last 3 years and we had lots to catch up on. As we were standing there chatting she gave me a huge compliment. She commented that I looked great (always nice …

The Art of Gift Giving

Around this time of year it's easy to get caught up in the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales and the "stuff" surrounding Christmas, I don't know about you but I love a good impulse buy and am all about saving a buck or two! I also love good merchandising and anything in pretty packaging …

Raising the Patient Parent.

Just over three years ago we had just become parents for the very first time. November 21st is not just our sons birthday but its an anniversary of the day our lives changed in the most amazing and unforgettably life altering way. Here is the thing, previous to our babies we had jobs, disposable income, …

3 Fast Years.

When I was pregnant with Rowen Fraser and I would imagine all the possabilities for our first child... Would he or she be confident, social, shy or independent?  We envisioned a child with all sorts of wonderful characteristics, all the best traits and lots of friends and accomplishments. What we didn’t discuss or envision was …

Check In… Who or why am I doing this for?

Every once and a while I need to check in and remind myself the reasons I am doing certain things...  Today has been one of those days!  Wednesdays are usually a pretty good day as the kids have swimming lessons!   We decided to splurge this season and try out Swim Clo. lessons for the …