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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Super Easy Kid Friendly DIY Lanterns [making our own winter festivals]

You know that scene from the movie Tangled, where Rapunzel and Ryder sit on a boat and watch lanterns in the sky? Yeah, that is my dream. There is just something magical about lanterns, and so yesterday afternoon, we made lanterns to have our own little winter festival in our backyard. Using materials that we…

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The Wheels on the Bus go Round and Round [An underlying message of Perseverance]

The wheels on the bus go round and round. A song that as a parent of young children, I know well – and listen to way too often, ha! Lately though, I am happy for that song. This is my third week back at work after being a stay at home mom for 2.5 years,…

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How to have an Awesome Stay-at-Home Motherhood/ Maternity Leave in Edmonton

Edmonton is a great city. A perfect mixture of urban and country, and the river valley is hard to beat! Depending on whether you’re a city or a country person, Edmonton really has the best of both worlds. Then I had children, got to know the city so much more, and now I REALLY love…

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To my Oliver [First Birthday]

Things I want to remember… My sweet little Oliver, you turned one years old this weekend. One year since I held you on my chest for the firs time,  one year since I fell in love with you. To you, it was just another day, but you were so happy to have the people you…

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DIY Mini Pine Branch Wreaths [Creating Tangible Memories ]

The best kind of memories, I think, are the ones you remember when you hear a song, when you smell a certain smell, or from the sensation on your fingers as you run them through an embroidery a loved one made for you. Tangible memories. During the holiday season, a time when tangible is a…

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