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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 […]

Mama in the City on Small Space Living

October 17, 2016 // Apartment Living // 4 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

It’s A Neat And Tidy Christmas!

When everything in our apartment is all in order and things are in their place  I am happier and more relaxed.  For me, there is nothing like the satisfaction of completely tidy home with shiny wood floors. One big pro […]

The Afternoon Crash

May 16, 2013 // Parenting // No Comments

It never fails, 3 PM comes and it’s my tiredest ‘end of the rope’ hour of the whole day. The busyness of the morning catches up with me and collides with knowing there is still several more hours before bedtime. […]

Our Apartment Library: What’s Old Is New

April 24, 2013 // Apartment Living // No Comments

I was growing tired of the mess of old books collecting dust in the kids bedroom. We had piles of books everywhere so I did a massive rotation of the kids books last week. It turns out that we have […]

A Spring Break Pyjama Party!

March 23, 2013 // Parenting // No Comments

The other day I decided that we needed to have some Spring Break fun over here and invited Ben’s friend over for a pyjama party minus the sleepover part. This was a way better version of your usual play date […]

It’s More Than A Box

March 16, 2013 // Parenting // No Comments

Spring break kicked off over here and I have all these glorious expectations of the fun that we are going to have over the next two weeks while Ben’s class is on break. I’ve decided I’m not going to get […]