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  • 3 Reasons Parents Should Say NO to Fortnite - This week we made the decision to say NO to Fortnite, arguably the most popular video game on the planet. Fortnite Battle Royale is being played by children of all ages – my son and his friends talk about it at school, they watch Youtube videos about it, and basically they...
  • The Incredibles 2 is Incredible! -   We watched The Incredibles 2 last night and it was worth the wait! The original movie has always been a favourite in our family and we were excited to see this new sequel which is action packed and sports a modern feminist theme with Elastigirl taking a front and centre...
  • The Elementary Years: Track Meet Tomorrow - Tomorrow my son is off to his first school district track meet. This is a very exciting event in our 9 year old’s life as he is going to be competing in shot put. Dude was very pleased with himself when he came home from school today wearing his red...
  • I Feel Pretty is a Must See - This week, my friend Julia and I watched the new must-see movie for women – Amy Schumer’s I Feel Pretty. The movie tells the story of how Schumer’s character Renee sees herself differently before and after falling off an exercise bike and hitting her head. There’s romance, fun, friendship, career...
  • A Wrinkle in Time - I grew up reading the book A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle, and it was an absolute thrill to bring my family along with me to enjoy this movie tonight. I highly recommend this fun, family friendly, gorgeous movie for families with school aged kids. The story has beautiful themes about...

Life in the Tri-Cities[ View All ]

Best Spray Parks in the Tri-Cities

There’s nothing like taking the kids to cool off and have some fun at a spray park on those hot sunny days! Fortunately, we have some of the best playgrounds and best spray parks in the Tri-Cities! These are The ...

Best Playgrounds in the Tri-Cities

We love the beautiful trees, lakes, oceans and parks in the Tri-Cities, and my 8 year old has tried out many of the playgrounds at these special places over the years. We have our favourites, and today we are sharing our...

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3 Reasons Parents Should Say NO to Fortnite

This week we made the decision to say NO to Fortnite, arguably the most popular video game on the planet. Fortnite Battle Royale is being played by children of all ages – my son and his friends talk about it at sc...

Parents – Have you Been Shamed While Volunteering?

Parents, have you been shamed while volunteering? My husband and I volunteer extensively for the organized sports my son participates in (many) and at his school. As a family, we are committed to giving our time, ener...

On Infertility[ View All ]

Infertility Treatment Options: Using an Egg Donor

Infertility Treatment Options: Using an Egg Donor

I have blogged a lot about infertility over the years, and while IVF it is a viable option for many couples, it doesn’t work...
How Infertility is Affecting BC Families

How Infertility is Affecting BC Families

Infertility was one of the biggest challenges in my life – a personal and difficult journey my husband and I had to overcome to...
IVF Funding Matters because Families Matter

IVF Funding Matters because Families Matter

Everyone can see we’re together As we walk on by And we fly just like birds of a feather I’m not telling no lie...

On Motherhood: Random Stories[ View All ]

A Mom Gone Wild?

A Mom Gone Wild?

I’ve been away from my blog for so long that I don’t even know where to start…tonight I watched my 3 year old son...
Why we Chose Embryo Donation: Hoping for Something Wonderful

Why we Chose Embryo Donation: Hoping for Something Wonderful

We were lucky enough to have extra embryos in storage after we became pregnant through in vitro fertilization in 2007. Last year, my husband and...
About a Boy

About a Boy

I laugh more. I smile more. I love more. My three-year-old son challenges me, inspires me and surprises me everyday. Before I became a mother,...

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My Daddy Rocks: The Dude

Today’s My Daddy Rocks interview is with my son in honour of Father’s Day. I don’t use my son’s name on this blog to protect his privacy so we’ll call him the dude which we use a lot in rea...

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fortnite

3 Reasons Parents Should Say NO to Fortnite

This week we made the decision to say NO to Fortnite, arguably the most popular video game on the planet. Fortnite Battle Royale is being played by children of all ages – my son and his friends talk about it at sc...

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The Story of a Soccer Mom in SoccerVille

The Story of a Soccer Mom in SoccerVille

After a year as the team manager of my son’s soccer team there are really no words to describe the strange world I had started...
On Motherhood

On Motherhood

I’ve learned a few things about being a mama in the last few years, and for fun I thought I’d pass on some “half...
Top 10 Chick Flicks

Top 10 Chick Flicks

This is it – my list of the top 10 chick flicks. Enjoy! 1. Jerry McGuire – because Renee Zellweger had me at hello....

Reality Check[ View All ]

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Part 7 – Unemployment: The Aftermath; What we Learned; and...

It’s been just over a year since my husband returned to work after 13 months of unemployment. His getting back to work is a huge blessing for our family, but we are still dealing with the fallout. Hubs is working o...
Unemployed Canada

Part 6 – 13 Months of Unemployment almost Broke Me;...

My husband’s 13 months of jobs loss almost broke me. The stakes are high when you have a family and a Vancouver-sized mortgage that is still much too close to half a million dollars after 8 years of home ownership....
Vancouver Mom Blogger The Write Mama Job Loss Holidays

Part 5 – Our Canadian Family’s Journey Through Unemployment in...

It’s been a tough year for our middle-class Canadian family. In January 2015, my husband received his notice from Big Blue that his job as an IT management professional was being eliminated through no fault of his ...
unemployment in Vancouver

Part 4 – Should We Stay in Metro Vancouver or...

We’ve been living with job loss in Vancouver for 7 months now. Luckily the severance package is seeing us through, but in addition to job hunting, my husband and I are considering the question of whether we should ...

Part 3 – Sweating the Small Stuff in Job Loss

Job loss comes with a lot of paperwork and decision making; we were definitely sweating over the details or the “small stuff” for a couple of months.

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Why we Chose Embryo Donation: Hoping for Something Wonderful

Why we Chose Embryo Donation: Hoping for Something Wonderful

We were lucky enough to have extra embryos in storage after we became pregnant through in vitro fertilization in 2007. Last year, my husband and...
Bedtime Tales

Bedtime Tales

It’s bedtime. I’m home by myself this evening so it’s my turn to get the boy to the potty “for a poop AND a...
I am a REAL Real Housewife of YVR

I am a REAL Real Housewife of YVR

I am so proud to have been profiled on The Thirties Grind Blog by Melissa Carr as one of her REAL Real Housewives of YVR....