Family is everything and when infertility strikes when you are trying to conceive, it is devastating. I have shared my infertility story on my blog, first as a way to deal with it personally and now as a way to advocate for women who are currently dealing with this medical condition and the emotional and financial roller coaster that goes along with it.
Here are some of my posts on this topic for those of you who haven’t “met” me before whether you are visiting from the Stirrup Queen’s International Comment Leaving Week or if you are here because of Canadian Infertility Awareness Week in Canada:
I am in awe of the strength and resilience of all the amazing women, mothers and mothers-to-be who are dealing with infertility and kicking it in the ass everyday by doing whatever it takes to create their families.
Let’s celebrate that!
The other day I wrote a tongue in cheek post called “I’m 40-Something and I just don’t get it” and in searching for the perfect photo of a pastel do, I stumbled upon the fact that I am probably a bronde.
If you are anything like me, you are wondering what the eff bronde is, right? According to About.com “bronde is that perfect shade between blonde and brunette that was first made popular back in 2007 by supermodel Gisele Bundchen (left) Continue reading
Today I am offering a flash giveaway for the Cloverdale Rodeo – here’s your chance to win a pair of tickets and it gets better because kids under 12 are free this year so you can take the whole family.
I’m just gonna put this out there: I am a 40-something woman and mother living in Metro Vancouver. I’ve heard that 40 is the new 30 and most people think I look much younger than I am, but I am starting to wonder if age is catching up with me. I am originally a small town girl, but it’s not like I just crawled out from under a rock either. So I’m not sure why there are so many trendy things happening around me that I just don’t get. Here’s the list:
- men’s cardigans
- ripped jeans
- 3-inch heels
- flip flops as fashion
- pastel hair colours
- the Kardashians
- nose and other random piercings
- thumb rings
- Real Housewives of anywhere
- wearing pajamas outside the house
So, is it just me? What are the things you see from day to day that you just don’t get? Tell me so I don’t feel so alone!
Canadian Infertility Awareness Week is coming up on May 19 – 25. I am sharing my story as part of a challenge to help raise awareness and advocate for infertility support in Canada. I invite my fellow bloggers and twitter users (with the hashtag #creatingfamilies) to share their stories and spread the word to help others who are struggling to conceive their own dreams of motherhood.
Today is Mother’s Day – a special day for every mother but particularly meaningful for me because for some time, I feared I would never have a child. I am so lucky to have a beautiful almost five year old son with my husband. My family is complete. But…
A couple of weeks ago, I drove down to Granville Island with my little boy to shop for a wedding gift. Parking was tricky as usual and I was happy to score a spot near Bridges. Unfortunately after seeing 3 hour parking signs all over the Island, I failed to notice that I was parking in a one hour zone until I returned to my car and found a parking ticket. Continue reading
We were invited to take part in a cooking class for kids at Rocky Mountain Flatbread in Vancouver. You can see how fun it was from the photos!
This is a kid friendly restaurant with a small kitchen area for your little ones to play. Now for a run down of the cooking class. Continue reading
This spring, I attended the Ready Set Learn program at our catchment school in SD43. I didn’t really know what the program was for except that it was supposed to be a program for parents with 3 and 4-year-olds. When I arrived, I walked into an almost empty gym ; the only people there were principals and a few school age kids who seemed to be there with games for preschool age kids. Unfortunately there were few children or parents to be found. Continue reading
We traveled to Vancouver Island this past weekend to visit family in the Comox area and in Victoria and enjoyed a great family vacation there.
I was in the mood for some oceanfront dining for a date night so we had dinner at the Blackfin Pub in Comox (thanks to the grandparents for babysitting) and walked down to the wharf after dinner. It’s a pretty little town for a getaway if you have never been.
I put together a list of things you don’t know about my little monkey as a follow up to last week’s 5 things about moi post. Of course, I think my son is amazing so here’s my chance to show him off a little! Continue reading