Tag Archive: 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…

Fuller House! Get Ready!

Do you know what we aren’t doing right now? We aren’t watching Fuller House, that’s what. And not because I don’t want to. Nope. Because today’s the day. The first season of the Netflix Original, Fuller House is available to watch!! We were lucky enough to be able to watch this series prior to release…

Netflix is our Valentine

Today was Valentine’s Day celebrations at my daughters school. She dressed in white and red… excuse me, pink, because red is not her colour, and she skipped through the school with her bag, excited to give valentines to her classmates. After her day was done she burst through the door, dumped her valentines mail bag…

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…