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...]

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...]

We Day 2017 interviews, messages and adventures- Q’s views

Hi everyone, this is Q. I went to We Day last week with my mum and it was really fun. I’m going to tell you all about We Day and the experiences we had. We had to wake up really early, at 0600 hours, because we had to catch the train to Vancouver. That’s where We Day was. Once we got to Vancouver, it was pouring and we needed to catch a cab to Rogers Stadium and that took a while. The cab driver … [Read more...]

Depression is not a choice. If only…

Last week, I saw a couple of things on social media that really pissed me off. The first was a meme, shared on someone's Facebook page that had two images, one above, one below. The top image was a beautiful picture of a forest, and the caption simply said "This is an antidepressant". The bottom image was a spilled jar of pills, and its caption said "This is an addiction." Then I read the comments … [Read more...]

6 reasons Disney Cruising is an ideal family holiday 

Q, my mom and I recently took a 7 night Eastern Caribbean cruise with Disney Cruiselines. I had never cruised before, but my mom had been on a number of cruises over the years, but never with Disney.  As I shared last week, I had a number of misgivings about family cruising, but every single one of them was completely unfounded, and it turned out to be an absolutely perfect vacation for … [Read more...]

Should you cruise with kids? Absolutely!!!

When you hear about avid cruisers, who do you picture? I know personally, I used to think of cruising as more of either a college students party kind of vacation, or something that retired people do. I didn't know of too many people my age with kids who had really embraced the cruising lifestyle, or so I thought.  Q, however, had become completely enamoured with the idea of cruising after … [Read more...]

I won’t hide behind my pain…

Today is a tough day. Actually, let me rephrase. It wasn't a tough day until about 10 minutes ago. It started in my hand, like it always does, the place where the pain is like an ever present black cloud that is always just there. This is not new to me, not at all.  I live with CRPS, something I've talked about but not sure if I've ever really explained.  CRPS, or Complex Regional Pain … [Read more...]

Our trip to Universal Studios – Q’s views

Hi guys, this is Q, and in my last post about Gatorland, I promised that I'd tell you all about our trip to Universal Studios, that that is what I'm going to talk about today. So I hope you guys will like it. Today, when we woke up, Mom told me that we were going to Universal Studios today. I was so excited, so I couldn't wait to go. We went at 9:00 in the morning, and on the way there, we got … [Read more...]