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Let’s Mother The Mother: A Personal Experience Post Partum

Despite being a specialized perinatal RN working at the bedside supporting new mothers learning to breastfeed, I still struggled deeply with feeding back when I had my first baby. In the early weeks post partum I found breastfeeding to be beyond hard and found […]

Instead Of New Year’s Resolutions

January 3, 2017 // Pure Mama // 2 Comments

This post is not going to be filled with my New Year’s resolutions. It’s not about weight loss or making huge changes or even having a fresh start. Every once in awhile I’m reminded about how good things are in […]

Collecting Memories

December 30, 2016 // Pure Mama, Vancouver // 3 Comments

I’m totally that person who does the, ‘One year ago today this happened’ or ‘Last year at this time we were…’. It drives my husband kind of nuts but I can’t help being reflective. I feel all the feels and […]

Cookie Crumbs And Ending Traditions

I love traditions and I especially love seasonal traditions that bring people together. For the last seven years I’ve participated in a cookie exchange with work friends and it has always been fun. The whole process of finding the perfect […]

Snow Day in the City

December 5, 2016 // Parenting, Pure Mama, Vancouver // One Comment

Today we waved goodbye to my husband, who headed up to Whistler mountain for a week long work retreat, and said a big HELLO to some big fluffy white flakes. Today also happened to be a scheduled day off from […]

Do You Send Out Christmas Cards?

November 29, 2016 // Holiday Talk, Parenting, Pure Mama // 2 Comments

I love receiving mail and I don’t mean the electronic kind. It’s the enveloped, stamped, addressed and posted type of mail that makes me happy. Nothing makes my heart soar as much as opening our community mailbox in the condo […]

I’m Not Busy, My Days Are Just Full

November 10, 2016 // Parenting, Pure Mama // No Comments

When friends and family ask me how I do life with work and three kids I dislike saying, ‘Oh, I’m so busy‘. Our days are filled up to the brim from the moment the first kid wakes up till the […]

Impromptu Afternoon At The Beach

August 23, 2016 // Pure Mama, Vancouver // One Comment

Sometimes I wonder, how did I get here? Not here in Vancouver at 4 PM on a Tuesday, but here as in this part of my life. As a mum to three kids who I’m responsible for shaping their childhood […]

Should You Have A Baby Shower After The First Baby?

August 17, 2016 // Parenting, Pure Mama, Uncategorized // 3 Comments

Expecting your first baby is really something else. Everyone is so pepped for you and the world is your oyster. You will never have the same amount of excitement about one of your babies as you did for the first. […]

Birthday Love At The Willow Stream Spa

August 10, 2016 // Pure Mama, Vancouver // One Comment

Back in April when I hosted the last kids birthday a good friend said to me, ‘Andrea, you put so much effort into other people’s birthdays! You need a good one for yourself!‘. So, as my birthday started lurking on […]