Browsing Category : Family

My Life Is Boxes


Exciting news! We are moving out of our cave of a townhouse and ending our rental life. With a government program, we were able to get help with a down payment and we’re buying a small townhouse. For years, Josh and I have been obsessed with moving into the smallest space that would be comfortable for our family. We love…

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My Kid Makes Me Laugh


I just eavesdropped on Hunter and Izzy playing a game…of house, I think. And I heard Hunter’s character say to Izzy’s character, “I’m not a kid anymore, Mommy, so you have to stop treating me like one.” It made me laugh and laugh. Wonder how long it will be before he is saying that to me?  

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Monday Feels


Today feels like….   We had such a busy weekend that I’m having trouble getting back into the groove. I hope everyone had a happy Father’s Day weekend, whether it was celebrating with one or in memory of one. Our family had a great time. We went to The Hangar Flight Museum all day Saturday and then Heritage Park on…

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Adulting is Hard: Help Our Cat Get a New Home


My heart is breaking but, being an adult, I have to make the hard choice and do what is right for my family and my pet. Thorin no longer gets along with our older cat, Kali. ┬áSo we have tried everything and have come to the conclusion that Thorin needs to be the only cat in the household, which isn’t…

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My Seventh Year Anniversary!


I have been married to Josh for 7 years! Hurray!! I am still as in love with him as the first moment we met. As soon as I talked to him 7 years ago, I knew that I would be with him forever. It sounds as bizarre and crazy as feeling that was! How can you know that? I just…

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My Pants Are Tight, I’ve Gained Weight….and Perspective


Omigosh, my pants are tight. I’ve gained weight. Not a big deal….just have to get back on track. Or at least, that is what I am telling myself. We read a great kid’s book the other day, (hang with me, it ties in) called Virginia Wolf. It perfectly explains the “doldrums”, as the author puts it. I felt that last…

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Survival Mode


Remember the Wizard of Oz? It is one of my son’s favourite movies. You know when Dorothy is trying to figure herself out and she gets so stressed out that she dreams of Oz? Yeah, that’s my life in a nutshell right now. I’ve been so stressed that I am in survival mode. I just go from one obligation to…

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5 Ways I Fight Anxiety & Depression


This year has been a lot. That’s the best way I can describe it- just a lot going on. It has been more frantic and busy and emotional than other years so, of course, my anxiety and depression have been higher than other years. Fortunately, I don’t rely on meds as I did in my teens and my early twenties,…

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Looking Back On Myself as a Formally Judgmental Mom.


I used to be so judgmental. I was judgmental because when I was a new mom, I felt out of my depth and wanted to feel like everyone else was doing it wrong if I felt that way about myself. Sound familiar? Now, I see a mom walking her kids to school with her pajama pants on and my immediate…

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Kid Time vs. Adult Time vs. Izzy Time


Hello! Does anyone else’s life seem busier as soon as Spring hits?? I love Spring….it’s just SO BUSY. Which is good. My life is full of activity and obligations and love. I just wish that I was 3 people right about now, haha. Every time that I am at my most busy, I always feel my most creative and excited.…

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