Let the Light In: Lucy’s Infertility Story

Let the Light In: Lucy’s Infertility Story

I would like to introduce Lucy who has generously offered to share her infertility story in the hopes of raising awareness of infertility issues. Once upon a time, a group of four women in their thirties including Lucy and myself...
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Being Safe Online and Protecting your Teen’s Privacy on FaceBook

Being Safe Online and Protecting your Teen’s Privacy on FaceBook

Amanda Todd. Rehtaeh Parsons. Cyberbullying. Facebook. My knee jerk reaction is questioning whether my child (currently 5-years-old) or any other child should ever have a Facebook account. The reality? Millions of children in Canada and around the world do &#8...
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My Disney Social Media Moms Adventure

My Disney Social Media Moms Adventure

I recently attended the Disney Social Media Moms Conference after a whirlwind drive down to Bellevue  with some power shopping at the Seattle Premium Outlets along the way. I arrived at my hotel on Wednesday night with a new outfit...
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Just One Chance for a Home Run

Just One Chance for a Home Run

Take me out to the ball game, Take me out with the crowd… The Vancouver Canadians Baseball Foundation is doing just that on a grande scale – once again working with the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Coast BC...
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Mumfection Mom of the Week

Mumfection Mom of the Week

Well nobody has ever called me mom of the week before but it has happened! The lovely Eschelle Westwood, who blogs at Mumfection, is revealing a few things about me you might not know – what brings me to tears,...
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Port Moody Centennial Parade in Pictures

Port Moody Centennial Parade in Pictures

The City of Port Moody turns 100 this year and our family headed down to enjoy the parade yesterday. It was really fun with lots of interesting floats and historical touches. My son had a great time and announced “it was...
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Fathers, Infertility… and Crowd-Sourcing a Baby

Fathers, Infertility… and Crowd-Sourcing a Baby

I am the proud mama of an almost 5 year old boy who was conceived with love and assisted reproductive technology (ART). This is my infertility story. I have become a passionate advocate for families who are struggling with infertility...
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My Little Forest Fairy

My Little Forest Fairy

  In May, there was an amazing event called the Forest Fairy Gathering at Burnaby Lake Regional Park. As you can see someone had a lot of fun searching out the perfect sticks, twigs and leaves to build a fairy...
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Longest Day of Play on June 21

Longest Day of Play on June 21

Are you ready for some big fun families, because Friday, June 21 is the longest day of play.
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Infertility Happens to Fathers Too

Infertility Happens to Fathers Too

I have written a lot about my journey through infertility to motherhood, and while I have talked a lot about my point of view and the way my husband and I were affected as a couple, I have never really...
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Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding in Public

I breastfed my son until he was 19 month old and he was a hungry little bean who wanted to nurse a lot.  I offered the boob on demand wherever we went – at the mall, at the park, at...
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What Miss604 and I have in Common

What Miss604 and I have in Common

Miss604, written by Rebecca Bollwitt,  is an amazing blog in Metro Vancouver featuring daily information about life in Metro Vancouver, events, community happenings, and local history. It also features music, film, and television interviews along with travel ...
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The Write Mama’s Favourite Beauty Products

The Write Mama’s Favourite Beauty Products

I don’t spend a lot of time or money on makeup and never have; my needs are low maintenance and my go to products are eye liner, lip balm or lipstick, and moisturizer. But the products I use I really...
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First Impressions Top 10 List

First Impressions Top 10 List

I love playing Monday Listicles with Stasha from The Good Life. This week’s challenge was a challenge – I really had to think about first impressions and the 10 things I notice first about someone I meet: 1.  Aura –...
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One Year Later: My Journey as a Top 30 Vancouver Mom Blogger

One Year Later: My Journey as a Top 30 Vancouver Mom Blogger

It’s been one year since I was named in the Top 30 Vancouver Mom Bloggers by VancouverMom, and it has been an amazing ride.
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On Canadian Infertility Awareness Week

On Canadian Infertility Awareness Week

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...
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Blonde or Bronde?

Blonde or Bronde?

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...
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Pay Parking in Port Moody? Seriously?

Pay Parking in Port Moody? Seriously?

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...
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Ready Set Learn Fails to Deliver

Ready Set Learn Fails to Deliver

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...
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Family Vacation on Vancouver Island

Family Vacation on Vancouver Island

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...
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Easter Fun

Easter Fun

We had a very relaxing Easter weekend. Our boy had a great time too what with all the Easter egg hunting and chocolate.
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