A Mom’s Journey from Anger to Self Love

A Mom’s Journey from Anger to Self Love

I’ve spent a lot of time feeling angry this year – with myself, with my husband and at the world in a sense. Because somewhere along the way, I fell into that age old cliche of putting myself last –...
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Redneck Grandpa: Was that an Ant in your Ear?

Redneck Grandpa: Was that an Ant in your Ear?

I hail from small town British Columbia where the main industry is forestry, 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...
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Redneck Grandpa: Butt Cracks and Cookie Dusters

Redneck Grandpa: Butt Cracks and Cookie Dusters

I 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...
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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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10 Things I Love about My Son

10 Things I Love about My Son

  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...
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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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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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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. 2. Hunger Games – Jennifer Lawrence, the girl on fire. Can’t wait til the next movie!...
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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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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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A Round Table of Moms Meets Premier Christy Clark

A Round Table of Moms Meets Premier Christy Clark

It seems a bit like a dream, but the other day I attended a round table meeting with Premier Christy Clark, Director of Outreach Pamela Martin, and about 20 other mom bloggers. It was an honour to be chosen to...
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Boys and Bathrooms

Boys and Bathrooms

I just sat down in a puddle of pee on the toilet seat at home, courtesy of my aim challenged almost 4-year-old. Boys are just so gross. I’m in a snit so I’m just going to let all it all...
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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 baked” observations on motherhood: 1. Expectant mothers have gorgeous hair during pregnancy but then 4 or...
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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 pee mom.” Then I sing a little ditty that I made up to entertain myself –...
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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, I thought I wanted a family. But you never really know what it’s going to be...
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Out of the Mouths of Babes

Out of the Mouths of Babes

One afternoon, my son pointed to a picture of me on my dresser. This photo shows me seven months pregnant with the dude, and I just love it because I am standing beside my mother at my baby shower, holding...
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Ode to the Boob

Ode to the Boob

My 2 1/2 year old son is obsessed with the boob. He likes to touch it, squeeze it, pinch it and sing about it. “Mama, boobie, mama, boobie,” he chants. I try not to laugh, wondering how long this obsession...
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The Passing of Wisdom

The Passing of Wisdom

This week I lost my dear great aunt Eleanor, aged 92. A fighter to the end, she had surgery to remove cancer of the ovaries and was not able to recover. It was sad to say goodbye but as she...
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