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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Killer Video Game Depicts Port Moody Secondary School

Killer Video Game Depicts Port Moody Secondary School

This week I was shocked and disappointed to hear about a video game that depicts gun violence in one of our local high schools in Metro Vancouver, Port Moody Secondary School. While the video game does not show students or...
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Review: Mom Friendly Fitness at Bodies By London

Review: Mom Friendly Fitness at Bodies By London

Suburban moms be sure to check out my review of Mom Friendly Fitness at Bodies By London in Port Coquitlam which is featured on VancouverMom.ca today!
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Choosing a Good Kindergarten; and the Fraser Institute Report

Choosing a Good Kindergarten; and the Fraser Institute Report

As the parent of a 4 year old boy who will attend kindergarten (in 2013) in the Coquitlam School District, it has been a challenging process to get the information I need to choose the right elementary school for my...
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Demystifying Infertility: The Best and the Worst of IVF, and IVF4BC

Demystifying Infertility: The Best and the Worst of IVF, and IVF4BC

I’ve talked a lot about the impact infertility has had on my family here on my blog. It’s been over 4 years since we had our son through IVF, and I am still passionate about sharing my story and helping...
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My Guest Interview on Infertility and Family Day

My Guest Interview on Infertility and Family Day

I am honored to repost this article by well known BC blogger Kerry Sauriol of Crunchy Carpets who interviewed me for her article Is Family Day for Us All? We talked about the challenges of infertility, IVF, the financial implications for...
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Live with Oprah Winfrey – The Notes

Live with Oprah Winfrey – The Notes

“Your life is speaking to you. Are you listening?”  – Oprah Winfrey Oprah is one of the most inspirational speakers and teachers of our time. When she speaks, learning and aha moments follow. Detailed notes from her live show in...
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What is in Mama’s Purse?

What is in Mama’s Purse?

The question this week for Monday Listicles by Stasha at The good life is 10 things in my purse. So what’s in this mama’s purse today? Ultra Repair Lip Therapy by First Aid Beauty Matt by Matt and Nat Wallet Gum easy...
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A Good Mother: The Mother I Strive to Be

A Good Mother: The Mother I Strive to Be

As the 40-something mother of an active four-year-old boy, I have an ongoing struggle to make it through each week of activities, play dates, snack time, story time, bath time, bedtime, meal planning, groceries, cooking, dishes, laundry, organizing, managing h...
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I put on my Party Panties for Oprah in Vancouver

I put on my Party Panties for Oprah in Vancouver

On Thursday afternoon, this mama went into a whirlwind of activity in preparation for Oprah. That’s O-prah. You really have to sing it a little to make it sound right. I showered in plenty of time at 3 pm –...
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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 I had to decide what to do with our remaining embryos.
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How to find a Good Family Dentist

How to find a Good Family Dentist

Yesterday we were off to the dentist for my son’s regular checkup. I am so glad to have found a phenomenal dentist office to take him to – they are so good with kids and I have my whole family going...
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Bring Your Own High Chair: The Earls Restaurant Debacle

Bring Your Own High Chair: The Earls Restaurant Debacle

Guess what Earls Restaurant? Families living in Metro Vancouver are happy to take our business elsewhere. The debate all started when Michelle – a new mom with a baby – decided to meet up with friends at the Earls in...
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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

After a whirlwind day of gifts, turkey dinner and cleanup, here are a few photos to capture some of our special memories from Christmas Day. Awesome police station Lego set from Santa.
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The 12 Days of Christmas Traditions by Vancouver’s Top Mommy Bloggers

The 12 Days of Christmas Traditions by Vancouver’s Top Mommy Bloggers

I am proud to be a part of a great group of mom bloggers from the Metro Vancouver area – these ladies are generous, talented, crafty, fun, knowledgeable and hilarious. This Christmas, our merry band has collaborated to share our...
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10 Reasons Why My 4 Year Old is the Greatest

10 Reasons Why My 4 Year Old is the Greatest

1. I love millions of kisses and family hugs. 2. I wake up mama and daddy with a smile everyday. 3. I am so curious. 4. I have the funniest little cartoon laugh. 5. I am clever. 6. I am...
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The 3rd Day of Christmas Traditions with Vancouver’s Top Mommy Bloggers: A Christmas Village

The 3rd Day of Christmas Traditions with Vancouver’s Top Mommy Bloggers: A Christmas Village

This weekend, we began decorating for the holidays by setting up my old fashioned porcelain Christmas Village. My 4-year-old son was in heaven he was so excited, and I was happy to see him enjoy a tradition that I love...
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There are No Innocent Bystanders: ERASEBullying Summit

There are No Innocent Bystanders: ERASEBullying Summit

Is your child being bullied at school? Is he or she a witness to bullying?  Are you worried about cyber bullying? Wondering what to do and where to start? The first thing you should do is visit this website:  www.erasebullying.ca which...
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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. I am posting a copy of Melissa’s article below for my readers. Melissa has a fabulous...
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The ERASE Bullying Summit So Far

The ERASE Bullying Summit So Far

Today’s ERASE Bullying Summit is a free flow of information from one amazing presenter after the other. I have decided that the two words live blogging are a bit of an oxymoron in this case. So finally here is a...
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Let the Discussion Begin: ERASEBullying

Let the Discussion Begin: ERASEBullying

As I prepare to attend the ERASEBullying Summit on Tuesday as a blogger correspondent, I look forward to discussion, learning, insight and concrete actions on the issue of bullying in our schools. It means a lot for me to be...
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