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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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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DIY Backyard Bouquets [ simple and beautiful kids activity]

It’s been raining a lot the past couple of weeks, and you can tell the plants are happy for it. Every year around this time, our backyard flowers begin to bloom, and making backyard bouquets is something I have fallen in love with. I am so grateful for the previous owners of our home – a…

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My Hypnobirthing Experience : How it changed me, and why I recommend it to all expecting mamas [Postpartum Series]

*All images in this post taken by Vannessa Brown Photography * Every now and then, when I walk into my master bedroom, I still feel that high from the day my son was born. In less than a month, he will turn a year old, and I find myself reminiscing about the days before his arrival.…

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