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Pet Adoption Birthday Party!

February 6, 2017 // Apartment Living, Parenting // One Comment

This year Josie decided she wanted to do a pet adoption theme for her birthday party. We had already decided to do a small at home party and this theme sounded like something I could manage! The idea was to […]

Five Reasons To Host A Five Dollar Birthday Party!

February 4, 2017 // Apartment Living, Parenting // 3 Comments

The other day my sweet spunky Josie turned five years old. She was so excited for this day and we had plans to host a small at home birthday party in our apartment. A couple of friends and our little […]

Mama in the City on Small Space Living

October 17, 2016 // Apartment Living // 5 Comments

My family of five, and our dog, live in a 1200 square foot condo with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a den in downtown Vancouver. Over the years of apartment living I have probably heard all of the remarks about […]

Breaking Into Fall

September 1, 2016 // Apartment Living, Parenting, Vancouver // 3 Comments

The other evening I was getting a ride home from work and as we walked to her car I could just feel the change in the air. Driving towards the beach I couldn’t help but notice that the sky was […]

My Mood Booster: The Neat And Tidy Home

January 19, 2016 // Apartment Living // 4 Comments

This past weekend I willingly stayed home the entire span of Friday night to Sunday, only venturing outside once at around 4 PM Sunday afternoon for some park playtime. Friday afternoon I started to warn my family that Saturday would be […]

Right Now

Over the last few months I’ve totally become way more of a homebody than I usually am. When people ask me,’ So! What’s new with you?!’, I don’t really have much to tell them besides children related topics or baby […]

Sands Alive: Not In Our Apartment

I totally get that sensory play is important for kids and it’s also really fun! We’ve made homemade play dough, bought store bought play dough and tried out those little tiny sticky balls that stick together and hold shapes.  I […]

The Big F

It was the first trip with my boyfriend to go and visit his parents and I remember feeling really nervous about it. Probably that feeling was made more intense because we had to get on 3 airplanes and fly to a […]

My Kids Share A Bedroom

May 9, 2014 // Apartment Living // 5 Comments

My 2 apartment babies share a bedroom in our apartment, a very common practice with families living downtown. It doesn’t even matter if that they’re boy/girl siblings because not sharing a room isn’t even an option. My kids have to share […]

It’s True! She’s Two!

January 13, 2014 // Apartment Living, Parenting // 6 Comments

I’m not sure what it is really, but I don’t feel as verklempt about Josie turning 2 as I did when Ben turned 2. I absolutely adored the last 2 years with her and I totally love seeing the little […]