Category Archives: family

Family Movie Night with a New Recipe and Netflix

Fall has arrived. Much to the dismay of the sun worshipers, beach lovers, short wearers, and those of us who bought 10 pairs of flip-flops on clearance. We are now back in the full swing of school routine. Making lunches, completing homework (for the first time over here), agenda reminders, library books, pizza money… and…

All You Need is Love… And Netflix

August has me sighin’ like, whoa. This summer has been super dee duper! Okay, my apologies, by child is watching Barney and that was uncalled for. I begged her to change it but she’s mesmerized now and there’s no turning back. I’ve lost her to the purple side. I’m not ready for summer to be…

Canada Day with Netflix and Family

Although Canada Day was July 1st and we celebrated our country’s 149th birthday on that day that doesn’t mean the celebration ended there! We are proud Canadian’s all month and all year-long! Our family celebrated this year with our whole family getting together for a BBQ at my aunt’s house. We swam, ate, and had…

Starting Summer off with Netflix

Summer has officially begun. I wrapped up my first week of holidays yesterday and headed back to work today and am starting the count down for my next week in August. We are cramming as much fun as possible into 8 weeks of school vacation, sun, and lazy days. Of course, summer holidays would not…

Ready for Camp? Let Mabel’s Labels Help!

Summer holidays are quickly approaching and I only just figured out what we were going to do for camp and daycare for our daughter. With all of that scrambling around, figuring out dates for my own holidays, discussing travel arrangements with grandparents, and ensuring we had the summer covered¬†I was happy to have finally organized…

You Want a Tattoo Where? How Netflix can Help open a Dialogue Between You and Your Kids

4 am is peak time in our house. It’s the time of the morning that our elderly cat starts the call of her people. It’s the time of morning that the fat cat begins to beg for attention and shoves her very large, unusual paws in my face. And 4 am is the time of…

Because Siblings are the Worst

Ahhh, family memories. The ones where we all sit around and reminisce about how aggressive and loud Leighann was. How she danced insistently for attention, sang in front of any mirror, and regularly pestered her younger brother just for shits. Well. I am here to clear this misinformation up. Siblings are the worst. My brother…

Cold Medications, Broken Noses, and Hamsters

I’m ill. Okay, that’s not accurate. I’m deathly ill. I even took a couple of days to try to get better and re-evaluate how I felt and guess what? I’m still dying. My sinuses are throbbing, there is a mysterious pain going from the middle of my face up into my eye-ball, and my nostrils…

Capturing Grief

On October 15th 2012 I had my first miscarriage. It was a pain I have never experienced in my life, one that I can’t equate with anything else, and a memory that holds tight. I was certain I would never feel that kind of loss again. Then, on December 12, 2014, I had my second…