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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An Abstract Portrait of my Children (Play Area July 2017)

I am especially aware of how I perceive the way time passes ever since becoming a mom. When my little Oliver no longer fits a piece of clothing because his legs are too long. When my Penelope outgrows her shoes. Anytime they move up a diaper size – time. Their play area, set up for…

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DIY Plant Hanger (with Repurposed Baby Gates)

Ok, I’m pretty proud of this DIY. It’s not often that baby items can be used again once they’ve been outgrown, or just not needed any more, and baby items aren’t cheap. Soooo… when you accidentally find potential in an old baby item, and make it into something so pretty, it makes me so, damn,…

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DIY Nature Mobile / Embracing Multiculturalism

I hadn’t ever thought to press a dandelion flower, but the children have taught me to find beauty and potential with everything. Dandelions press beautifully – who knew? They are delicate, the yellow color preserves well, and there is something magical about them. From the moment Penelope could walk, she has loved picking dandelions flowers.…

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Being Fair…

As a second time mom, something I think about quite often is how to be fair when it comes to the kids. From small things like buying the e-x-a-c-t same baby book for both of them, to making sure they both have their birth shadow boxes, to offering them the same snack (now that Oliver…

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DIY Cord Shadow Box/ Placenta Encapsulation (Postpartum Series)

When I was pregnant for the second time, I knew I wanted to do whatever I could to help make the postpartum period easier, especially since I knew I would be taking care of a newborn and a toddler this time around. Placenta encapsulation was one of those things. I had heard about placenta encapsulation…

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