What do you value beyond a home investment? To many, owning a home is one of the greatest achievements for the residents of Nanaimo. But it doesn’t come easy. It takes you time, effort and resources to finally live in your dream home. I have interacted with a few moms who own homes and asked […]
Chaos. Motherhood is chaos. No other faction of life can create such havoc inside one’s mind, of this I am sure. Within the span of 24 hours, I experience every emotion known to man, sometimes simultaneously. I feel terror and frustration as my toddler makes a run for it, careening down the sidewalk as fast
Sometime towards the end of high school I received a scrapbooking kit. I don’t remember who got it for me, probably my grandmother. It was thoughtful gift, as I had developed a life-long habit of taking way too many photographs and saving endless amounts of news clippings, interesting images from magazines, ticket stubs, and any
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From the day I started this blog, I have held the belief that every mother has a story to tell. For all our differences, we are all in this together. We all face a variety of choices and struggles, and sometimes all you need is to know that someone else has been there, no matter
I’ve mentioned before that I believe everyone should have a handful of go-to recipes for a variety of occasions. Something for company, something for special occasions, a signature dish, a great dessert, and a killer side dish. This is that killer side dish. It started with making some simple foil packets with potatoes, onions, butter and seasonings when
The other day, I dragged my daughter into a dress shop with me while I helped my best friend pick her wedding dress. I’m not going to lie, when it dawned on me that I would have no choice but to bring my 3 year old child with me, I was expecting the worst. I
Every year for Almost-Husband’s birthday, I make him a nice steak dinner. His favorite is my steak with red wine sauce that I break out on super special occasions. Like most of my recipes, I tried several variations of this dish from multiple cook books and websites before finally combining the best elements of them
This year has been incredible. It’s amazing, in the thick of it, in the midst of the daily grind, it’s easy to overlook all the growth and changes taking place as you go about your routine. So many little achievements get lost, so many happy moments overlooked as the next “crisis” pulls our attention away.
Last night, I sat down in front of my computer intent on writing a follow-up piece to my post about positive thinking. Since Thanksgiving is right around the corner, I thought it was the perfect time for a post on gratitude. Instead of making a list of all the things I am thankful for, like I’ve done