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Motivation Charts: How to get your toddler out the door in the morning and into bed at night
Lately our morning and bedtime routines have been quite the challenge.  Portia used to let us undress her, dress her, brush her teeth, get her jacket on etc. without even noticing what was going on.  Now that she is a toddler in her “terrific two’s”, these (once-easy) routines are... Read more
The shooting last week left me feeling utterly devastated. I have sat down many times to try and write out my thoughts but have finally realised that I, like many, am having a really hard time processing the horrible event.  I have actually had a hard time posting much... Read more
Piggy Paint Nail Polish is as ‘Natural as Mud’
A morning ritual that Portia and I share is her sitting on the bathroom counter while I do my makeup.  For the past while, she has been fascinated by my makeup application and wants to hear what I am doing step-by-step every morning. (“Mommy, what’s that?” and “Mommy scara... Read more
Portia’s 2012 advent calendar- hand made with love!
This year for Christmas I decided to get all crafty and make Portia an advent calendar.  I do not really consider myself to be a very ‘crafty’ individual, so I decided that this year, I would tackle a project that would be easy enough, but would be fun for... Read more
Pregnancy is a time (or some may say a ‘condition’) that is taken quite seriously, for the most part.  There are many rules, regulations and restrictions (the RRR’s of pregnancy) that women are expected to follow and obey. I often think about how different this stage of life is... Read more
Portia’s Ladybug Birthday
Today our little baby girl turned TWO! It seems impossible that we have a 2 year old and it also seems unreal that the party we’ve been planning for is over. Our family and friends have come and gone, and our little 2 year old is sleeping soundly for... Read more
This week I want to share a really funny site that features a series of animated GIF’s and one liner explanations, all to do with life in Vancouver. It’s called Definitely Raining and whether you live in Vancouver or have ever visited, you will appreciate the humour. I laugh... Read more
Photo Fridays- #weeklyrewind
This week’s “Photo Fridays” is exciting for me because the #weeklyrewind hashtag on Instagram got its first submissions.  So, this week I get to share not only some of our favourite pictures from the week, but I also get to share others’ special shots from the past week. Portia... Read more
Midweek Minis
It’s Wednesday.  How is your week going so far?  We are having a great week, because it only feels like Tuesday, Monday having been a holiday! If you are anything like me, by the time Wednesday evenings roll around, I often need a pick-me-up of some sort to get... Read more
Sunday Funnies – The Honest Toddler
If you have not yet experienced the world of The Honest Toddler, you are missing out on a lot of laughs.  I laugh so hard at many of the wee one’s tweets and I used to think that you needed to have your own toddler to think the comments... Read more