Essential Oil Basics (101)

I am new to Essential Oils and new to DoTerra and overwhelmed with all the information out there.  I am enjoying learning all about the oils and how to use them, plus so surprised by some of what I am learning. First, essential oils are not new!  They have been used by many cultures around …

Beginning of a new Decade…

First I need to say HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY to my youngest sister KP!  Now I couldn't think of a better way to wish her Happy Birthday than to write about it on the blog, my sister may not agree but I hope she likes it (better to beg forgiveness than to ask for permission)!   …

“We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone.”

 So today was a big day, it was our first "photo shoot" as a family of 5.  It's true Eleanor has past the 4 month mark and I am just getting to have family pictures taken.   It's funny how you change with each child and document them differently or maybe only I do …

In My Spare Time

 I sometimes think about when I had time and read a lot, I especially think about it when I am packing for vacation.  Pre-kids I couldn't pack enough books.  I loved to just sit in the sun, relax and read.  I now know that with 3 very little ones reading is a luxury and …

Be Curious and Judge Less.

I was talking to my girlfriend the other day on the phone and she casually mentions that her husband had given a compliment about me and she totally forgot to share... Obviously I was curious and almost brought to tears when she tells me he said that he loves how he feels can totally be …

Traveling with Toddlers

Well last year we decided to take our first flying family vacation.  Honestly I was 7 months pregnant and we were halfway through a pretty massive reno and I didn't know how easy it would be to travel with 3 kiddos the following year so I thought we should take advantage of the 1:1 Ratio …

#fedisbest

So, if you don’t already know, we are house full of babies. My oldest is 2.5 years old, followed by a 1.5 year old and a 4 month old. I will start off by saying yes they were planned, yes we know how babies happen and yes we are fairly busy! I have been pregnant …

Making a House a Home

 Well for those of you who don’t know us, Fraser (my babies’ daddy) and I live in a two story BC box style house. This house is not your typical box house.  It has an unusual layout and was not a house we choose together but instead a house Fraser had bought in his …

How I Made My Own Triplets, surviving 3 under 3

So, I should probably start with I was once married... and not to my babies' daddy.  Basically I was always a bit of an old soul, not your typical teenager.  Fairly serious and not into the usual things someone of my age was, so naturally I dated older (and when I say older I mean …

Back to routine week…

Big week at our house... our oldest started his first year of preschool!  Now we are a family that doesn't do well with routine, often don't even know what day of the week it is and definitely don't follow a "structure". School although fun (mainly because it means a little shopping to prepare) is a …