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A Birthday Bike For Lizzy

April 11, 2017 // Parenting, Vancouver // No Comments

We had a special birthday in our family today! The ‘baby’ turned two years old and she was celebrated all day long. First while I was out working and she was with our babysitter and big sister at the park. There […]

The Trouble With Raising A Family In Downtown Vancouver

April 6, 2017 // Vancouver // 4 Comments

Downtown living can be absolutely fabulous until it’s time to register your child for kindergarten at the local public school. It turns out that each year more and more people choose to stay and raise their family downtown. However, the Vancouver public school […]

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 […]

Trick or Treating in the City

October 31, 2014 // Parenting, Vancouver // 2 Comments

I get a kick out of looking back at old Halloween photos of my kids dressed up in their costumes. Seeing them so little and growing up all while wearing cute costumes, I kind of love that sort of thing. […]

Summer Sipping

It’s nearing the end of the month and soon we will be turning the page of the calendar which just naturally flags that we’re in full swing of summertime. Luckily Vancouver is having a gorgeous stretch of perfect weather and […]

Lack Of Yaletown Kindergarten Space Leaves Huge Disapointment

February 19, 2013 // Parenting, Vancouver // No Comments

I’ve got a case of the kindergarten blues and it’s not the usual case of, ‘I can’t believe my baby is old enough to go to school’. Instead, it’s more, ‘I can’t believe my baby can’t get a kindergarten spot […]

Moving Pains

January 28, 2013 // Vancouver // No Comments

I’ve mostly been keeping it under wraps but last week we moved and are currently knee deep in boxes trying to find a new spots for all of our stuff. Despite the fact that the move was really only from […]

Did You Grow Up With Grandparents?

September 6, 2012 // Parenting // No Comments

Did you grow up with your grandparents as a part of your everyday life? Even though I didn’t I still have tender memories of each set of grandparents. For the most part I really just had one grandma that I […]

Do Your Kids Go To Summer Camp?

August 10, 2012 // Parenting // No Comments

What have your kids been up to this summer? Did you pack up their bags and send them off to the wonderland of children’s overnight camp? Growing up I never went to summer camp; I did go to Brownie’s overnight […]

Dining Al Fresco=Summertime Love

July 9, 2012 // Vancouver // No Comments

I officially declared it to be ‘summer holidays’ in our home and this excited Ben to no end. Really, it doesn’t change much of our usual every day to day routine but nonetheless it is summer holidays. I’m guessing once […]