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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Five Ways To Get Through A Crappy Day

March 29, 2016 // Parenting, Pure Mama // One Comment

Whether you have no kids, lots of kids or one kid, crappy days happen to all of us. Hard days aren’t just reserved for adulthood, sometimes your toddler has a crappy day and it rubs off on you and then […]

2 Things I Dislike: Being Sick and Asking For Help

February 12, 2014 // Parenting // 3 Comments

A couple of days ago we had plans to host a cute little Valentine’s party and had bought decorations and made cards for little friends. The kids were so excited and for several days beforehand they were running around chanting, […]

The Doctors Are In

January 7, 2014 // Birth & Breastfeeding // No Comments

Josie has this thing for doctors. It all started back in October when we were in the hospital for 4 days for croup and she ended up loving all of her doctors and nurses. This means that she now frequently […]

The 5 Year Plan

September 9, 2013 // Parenting // No Comments

There is nothing like watching a child grow up to really show you how much time has passed by. When people talk about their personal 5 year plan I don’t actually have one. However, I can say that I do […]

Are Boys And Girls Really That Different?

August 7, 2013 // Parenting // No Comments

The other day a woman with a baby girl on her hip and an older boy in tow came up to me and asked me a question about my own two boy/girl. She wanted to know if I found raising […]

The Cost Of Childcare In Vancouver: Part 2

March 28, 2013 // Parenting // No Comments

A couple of years ago I wrote a post about how much we paid in daycare fees, $80/day for a licensed at home day care, and it continues to be one of my most read posts. Google tells me that […]

Friday Afternoons

October 15, 2012 // Parenting // No Comments

We are totally into the swing of the Monday to Friday school routine. Every Friday we have been marking the start of the weekend by having a little bit of fun. Ben calls it our Friday fun day and he […]