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 …

“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 …