I Worry About My Kids Mental Health…

Everyone told me it was going to get harder. Everyone said to enjoy them when they were little because things become way more difficult when they get older. They were right. When the kids were small, my stress was mostly due to lack of sleep…

My Kids Weren’t Ready For Pride…

We took our children to a Pride event in Kelowna this summer.  It wasn’t our reason for going to Kelowna, it was just happenstance. We had already booked our family holiday and when I checked the list of events happening in the city, I was…

Kids Keep You Humble…

It was no secret that I struggled with parenting this summer. I mean come on, I pretty much told the world that SUMMER SUCKS FOR MOM’s. I couldn’t contain my delight when dropping off the kids at their first day of school. I mean, sure…

Oral Health Month…

Did you know that April is the Canadian Dental Association Oral Health Month? I didn’t.  But, I think subconsciously I did, because my kids have eaten so much candy crap this Easter, that I have been lecturing them on all thinks “teeth” lately! It’s so…

I Finished Paying Off My Student Loans..

It took a long time. But, I finally finished paying off my student loans. The first student loan I took out was in  1996. I had moved back home from taking part in Katimavik and was feeling pretty lost. My best friend had flunked out…

My Children Bother Me…

There are many things that my children do that bother me. Some of the things that bother me also entertain me. Let’s take yesterday morning for example. We were heading out the door, into the carport and towards the van when I saw the family…

My Dad’s The Mayor…

Recently our 5 year old son told my husband something. It started like this… My husband took him to the park and right before my son took off down the zipline, he started his sentence- “Dad, I said something.” He then shared that during his…

My Kids Don’t Get It…

My kids don’t get how to give back to their community. They just do not get it. I think we have made volunteering such a big part or our lives that our kids don’t even know that they are doing it. Does that make sense?…