Recently, my friend Tara from British Columbia Mom invited Q and I to check out the Royal Canadian Circus when it stopped in Abbotsford. I hadn't been to a real circus before, so wasn't quite sure what to expect. Q wondered if there were going to be elephants and tigers, and was a bit bummed when I told him there wasn't, but was totally cool. I've seen a number of Cirque de Soleil shows, but I … [Read more...]

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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...]

Put your hair up! The Trolls have come to Netflix

Put your hair up! This song, and the rest of the Trolls soundtrack has been on constant rotation in our house for the last few weeks. I'll admit - Q and I are totally late to the Trolls party, having not watched the movie until just a few weeks ago. We recently stumbled upon it, though, and from pretty much the first few moments, Q (and me too, let's be honest) has hooked. Since then, we've … [Read more...]

M’s Bacon Risotto recipe

My husband is a really fantastic, self-taught cook, and over the years, he's really perfected a few signature dishes that we, as a family, love to eat for dinner. I'd never actually tried risotto until M was inspired by watching everyone make it on the Hell's Kitchen (or one of the other Gordon Ramsay shows). It seemed quite finicky to me, but he figured he'd give it a go. He researched recipes … [Read more...]

Road-trip essentials for painless family travel

There is nothing like an epic family road trip to bring everyone together. Spending hours, or even days, together in a vehicle may not be everyone's idea of fun, but in our family, it is one of our favourite ways to travel. My husband and I have road-tripped together as long as we've been married, and my family did when I was growing up. I guess you could say it's in my blood. Years and years of … [Read more...]

It’s time to make a change – on violence, guns and fear

It's only Tuesday and it's been a hard week already. Yesterday, a police officer was shot and killed in the line of duty in my hometown, at a place that we frequent, at a time that we are often there. My heart is broken for my friends on the police department who have lost a friend and colleague, for the family who has lost a husband and father, for all who loved him. It also struck home a bit too … [Read more...]