My Children are Wearing the Same Halloween Costume This Year [The Story of Two Little Elephant Costumes]

The things that motherhood love inspires. This time last year, I was finishing up the last little details of the Elephant costumes I sewed for Penelope and Oliver. At the time, they were both obsessed with the movie “Dumbo”, so making them Elephant costumes seemed fitting. I made a pattern using one of their bigger…

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The Charm of a Hot Air Balloon

Through my closed bedroom curtains, I could tell even before getting out of bed that today was going to be a beautiful day. The light that was diffusing into the room was warm, and when I finally opened the curtains, I was greeted with a beautiful view of our backyard. Penelope and Oliver were already…

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Penelope and Oliver, just as they are! [#peanutsportraitsbyamanda by Amanda Barbara Artistry]

*All images in this blog taken by Amanda Barbara Artistry. Visit her Website or Facebook Page for more info. If there have ever been portraits that capture so much of my little one’s personalities, it’s these. The nuances in their silly faces, their body language. The way Oliver’s hands look like at age two and a…

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Words of January [The Last Month in my 20s]

There is something truly satisfying about putting words down on paper (blank screen in this case). Reading, looking back and remembering the days I spend with the people in my life who who I love the most is wonderful. I turn 30 in a few days, and this month, the last month in my twenties.…

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Reflections from my First Year at Work after [an extended] Maternity Leave

Exactly one year ago, I went back to work after being a stay-at-home mom to my two children for three years. I’ve you’ve been with my blog since then, I’m sure you remember how hard that transition was for me. Perhaps, one of the most difficult moments in my motherhood journey. Every woman is different, and…

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The End of Breastfeeding [Weaning after Two Years of Nursing – a bittersweet milestone]

The end of breastfeeding is very much like the beginning of breastfeeding- a beautiful irony. My breasts are leaky, I have a bit of engorgement, and as the days pass, I wait for my supply (or end of supply) to regulate itself. A little bit of Mother Nature’s poetry. It’s been three weeks since my…

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Bike Rides and Yellow Leaves [just storytelling]

Trying to make the best out of the nicer days we have left this season, the kids and I went for a bike ride this week. It’s been 6 months since I went back to work full time, and after being a stay at home parent for 3 years, a part of me, a big…

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Are we REALLY moving in the right direction #YEG? [ “legalizing” helicopter parenting]

I’ve seen it pop up a lot over the past couple of weeks. I’ve seen in it parking lots, billboard signs, sponsored Facebook posts. It bothers me. I wish it didn’t, but it does. The sign I’m talking about is the Edmonton Police Service “A vehicle is not a babysitter” campaign. With this campaign, community…

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