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The Condo Kids: Book Review

I asked my first Apartment Baby, Benjamin, to read the new book written by author Jackie Burns.  Jackie is a fellow ‘Mama in the City’ raising her two boys in a condo in Toronto and this book was born out […]

About Last Night: The Sisterhood Of Vancouver’s Top Mom Bloggers

Way back in 2010 I was a solid year into crafting this blog and I was nominated as one of Vancouver’s Top 30 Mom bloggers. Since then Vancouver Mom has hosted this annual event to celebrate the new crop of […]

The Anthropology Of Family

January 16, 2017 // Parenting, Uncategorized // One Comment

Recently we had a family celebration in our home and there was some serious memory making happening. Over the years we’ve had a lot of celebrations and I’ve come to realize that so much of what we do fulfills two […]

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 […]

Minimalist Packing For Family Travel

November 25, 2016 // Parenting, Uncategorized // 2 Comments

We are currently on a little holiday to celebrate US Thanksgiving with my husband’s side of the family. It’s our third year in a row coming and the kids get so excited to see their cousins and celebrate Thanksgiving at […]

The Time We Banned Television

October 12, 2016 // Uncategorized // 4 Comments

My kids get up early, 6:30 AM is pretty normal for both big kids to be up and at ’em. When the youngest was still a baby I’d just wave my hand and give the okay for them to go […]

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. […]

Dear Four Year Old

There is something really special about four year olds. They no longer carry around constant reminders of babyhood  but they aren’t quite a big kid yet. A four year old has a personality that is blossoming with enthusiasm every single […]

Somebunny is ONE!

I actually kind of surprised myself and haven’t felt overly emotional about the baby turning one. Since I’ve decided she will always be ‘the baby’ I don’t need to do the whole, ‘my baby is getting so old’. Sorry Elisabeth, […]

Getting Ready To Leave Baby And Go Back To Work

I’m feeling pretty thankful that I’ve had a full year off from work. Being home with my family has really been amazing for all of us. However, the inevitable is here and it is time for me to rejoin the working population and learn […]