Going under Cover- Music Monday

I have to admit, I'm having a lot of fun coming up with new playlists for this new format of Music Monday. I'm not sure how y'all feel about it, but I'm liking it. This week, I wanted to highlight some really cool cover songs. I'm a sucker for a well done cover tune, especially when it's done in a way that is totally different from the original, or reimagined in a way I never thought it could be … [Read more...]

Seeing myself through others’ eyes

We recently had family photos done for the first time since Q was 5. He just turned 10. We tried to do family pictures with my dad before he died, but the weather refused to cooperate, and he got so weak, so fast, that the best we could do were a couple of group pictures, then one of my parents together, and one of Q and my parents, both of which I treasure. My friend, the photographer who did … [Read more...]

This is Halloween – Music Monday returns

It's Halloween. Before long all the little ninjas and unicorns will be out on parade, and how better to celebrate that with the return of our music playlists? I've been thinking about resurrecting Music Monday for a while. It is one of my favourite things to write, and I hope you all like it too. I love finding new and old songs to share, and link them together with a common theme. Music is the … [Read more...]

Fall friend traditions – Taves Family Farms

Ahhh, there are few things more enjoyable than a beautiful fall day. Living in this part of BC, fall usually means rain, rain and more rain. It can be really nice, but by the time Q's birthday rolls around in the second week of October, the weather has usually gotten rather unpredictable and gross. Well, this week has happened to be one of those lucky, sunshiney periods that we always wish for, … [Read more...]

A top ten list to celebrate a decade of Q

Ten years ago I became a mum and our little family was made. He made a dramatic entrance into the world, that's for sure, always impatient for the next thing, my boy. He was honestly the smallest person I'd ever seen. I remember seeing him for the very first time in his incubator (after our initial, drug hazed first meeting hours after he was born) and crying because I didn't know what all of the … [Read more...]

There is no place in this world for homophobia and transphobia

Ok y’all, I’ve pretty much reached my breaking point with all of the homophobic and transphobic bullcrap I’ve been seeing lately, so let me lay it out for you straight. There has been so much misinformation and fear-mongering being spread around when it comes to what our kids are learning when it comes to tolerance and acceptance towards members of the LGBTQ+ community. I know and love people … [Read more...]

I’m back and better than ever…

I need to start this off with an apology. I know things have been quiet around here in the last couple of months and for that I am truly sorry. It's not that I didn't want to write, I just honestly didn't know what to say. I got so caught up in trying to be what all of the "successful bloggers" say you need to be, and do all the right things that I completely psyched myself out. I am not a … [Read more...]

We owe it to them

I wanted to write something cute and fun for Valentine’s Day yesterday, but no matter how hard I tried, I just kept drawing a blank. At first I blamed it on finding out I have a bad case of strep throat, but then the news broke about the shooting at the high school in Parkland, Florida yesterday afternoon and I just couldn’t. How could I make some cutesy post when all of a sudden there were … [Read more...]