Category Archives: family

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…

Watch Me Whip

Brian and I were at a wedding on the weekend and that song “watch me neigh neigh” came on. So, because we’re excellent dancers we went up to neigh neigh. When we got closer to the dance floor we could see the younger group breakin’ it down with a routine. A routine?! We didn’t want…

This isn’t Goodbye…

I’ve been on vacation for the past week and I’ve been loving it. The time with my daughter, the sleeping in, the activities, and the warmth of summer. My daughter is growing up fast, becoming more and more independent and has a huge personality that sucks people in. While I was watching her one day…

We Love An Adventure

We have a lot of activities planned for this summer. Many we can do in our own city but there are a few we’ve had to travel for. And that’s just fine by me. I love a car ride. And my family loves adventure! We like to pack up last minute, go where our imaginations…

Welcome to the Neighbourhood

We have an abandoned house across the road from us. It’s very old, has holes in the roof and walls, sits on 70 acres of land, and has a barn where a stray cat we call “Molly’s brother” lives. He’s probably not even related to our cat but we like to think he is. We…