Thrift or Treat Giveaway: Halloween Costumes at Value Village

Each year I ask my son the age old question, “What are you going to be for Halloween?? This year he didn’t have anything in mind (much to my surprise) so I took him shopping to find the perfect costume at Value Village. Why? Well for a few reasons:  Continue reading

Kindergarten Vignettes: Graduation Day

Tiny toes. Precious smiles. Adorable gurgles. That’s what I think about when I picture my baby boy – who has now graduated from Kindergarten!

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Redneck Grandpa: Butt Cracks and Cookie Dusters

Redneck Grandpa, Vancouver Mom BloggerI hail from small town British Columbia where the main industry is logging, beer is king and the culture varies from redneck conservative to hippy liberal. My father is a throwback who marches to the beat of his own drummer and a devoted grandpa. But things get really interesting when Grandpa goes into redneck mode. 

After driving all day through the mountains and beautiful scenery that is British Columbia, we’ve arrived in the Kootenays for a visit with Redneck Grandpa. Continue reading

Review: Heinz Little Kids Cereal Bars

Vancouver Mom Blogger This is a tiny bit embarrassing to admit but for a couple of years, my son ate a Heinz Little Kids Cereal Bar for breakfast every day. He loved them and I felt good about the fact that these cereal bars are made with whole grains and real fruit and have no preservatives or artificial flavours. Continue reading

Kindergarten Vignettes: Parent Reading


vancouver mom bloggerKindergarten is winding down with only 3 weeks left. To preserve these very special memories, I am dedicating this mini series of Kindergarten Vignettes to my son. Parent reading on Fridays has been a staple throughout the year, a perfect topic for today’s vignette… Continue reading

Kindergarten Vignettes: The Drop Off

vancouver mom blogger I can’t believe it but we are almost finished the kindergarten school year with our five-year-old. With only one month to go, I would like to capture a few of my favourite moments from our kindergarten experience. This one describes the magic of the daily drop off.

The school morning is a mad scramble to make my son’s lunch, ensure he is dressed with sunscreen on, water bottle in hand, field trip notices signed, books read and ready to return, knapsack filled to the brim, shoes or boots on and a coat. And don’t forget that lunch kit. Whew! Continue reading

Happy Anniversary Honey

Nine years ago today, these two crazy kids committed to loving each other forever. We’ve made it through the good and bad, and ups and downs of married life with a family and are still committed to each other. That’s something to be proud of. Continue reading