One Of My Favourite Toys

One Of My Favourite Toys

With smart phones, compact cameras, and access to DSLRs - we are never without a way to snap a photo of whatever strikes our fancy.  As a child who grew up sneaking her mother's 110 camera to take photos of random things around the house, I can't deny my love of all things photography.  And [...]

Calling All Creatives

Calling All Creatives

You've had this idea floating around in your mind for quite some time.  Maybe it's a business venture you've been dreaming of, but have no idea where to start.  Maybe you're looking to boost your website, but don't have the money in the budget for a professional graphic designer.  Maybe you've been trying to record [...]

Joyeux Anniversaire Moi Un Mini!

Joyeux Anniversaire Moi Un Mini!

Ahh kid you're killing me. 14. No longer the dancing, singing little princess I could squish with a hug. No. Now you stand taller than I am, with a wardrobe I could borrow from!  It's okay to slow down a little, you know.  I feel as though we're all going to miss your teenage years if [...]

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

I won't sugar-coat it; I was pretty damn excited to see the clock strike midnight last night.  I have been ever so anxious to put 2016 behind me.  Turn the page, close the entire damn book - just forget all about it for a bit.  But waking to a beautiful sunrise, fresh new year on the calendar and the [...]

2016; You Have Been Incredible

2016; You Have Been Incredible

Oh 2016. Where to begin. At this point, I would normally be doing up a post on all of the things I've accomplished; goals I've conquered; a year in review.  This year, I'm going to do it a little differently.  Gone are the illusions to a picture perfect year. Let's get real for a minute. [...]

Thank You & Goodnight

Thank You & Goodnight

From the time I entered school, at the age of 5, I was entranced in everything.  School was by far my favourite place to be - no, I'm serious!  I dearly loved my teachers, ate up the work and thrived.  Twice, my teachers approached my mom about pushing me ahead a grade - twice she [...]

Creating Traditions; Creating Community

Creating Traditions; Creating Community

To say that Christmas was a huge deal in our house would be a gross understatement.  It was typical 80s/90s holiday cheesiness in all its glory.  Foil streamers covering the ceilings from corner to corner, can 'snow' sprayed in various shapes that were supposed to mimic a theme, but that never quite made it, on [...]

What Comes Next?

It's been in the making for some time. Vic has known it.  Cindy has known it.  The doctors knew it.  Everyone knew - I stayed in denial.  Head securely buried in the sand - glorious ignorance.  Well not really.  I seen it; I just sadly decided to ignore it. This morning at 9:30am I officially [...]

Letters: My Sister-in-law

There are days when I'm sure your lack of punctuality and willingness to plan ahead will lead me to an early deathbed, but they're what make you, you. A woman who stays in her job for the families, even though she's severely undervalued by those in the hot seats.  Families you impact in so many [...]

Novice Select

Novice Select

He was a squishy, crying infant who grew into an incredibly smart little guy.  A toddler who loved all of the typical boy things - super heroes, Tonka, Thomas and who could put together a puzzle quicker than you could blink. When his mom first told me that he was playing hockey with his little [...]