The time has arrived for BlogHer

Well, the day that I have been planning for last year has finally arrived. As I'm writing this, I am sitting in the airport terminal waiting for my flight to New York City. I'm going to BlogHer If you are not familiar with it, BlogHer is one of, if not the, biggest conference for bloggers, particularly female bloggers, in the world. This year, more than 4,000 people will be converging on New … [Read more...]

The things we do for our kids

We like to take adventures as a family.  This is something that we have always done, even before we had Q.  We love to just pick up and head out, seeing where the day will take us.  Usually they are only day trips, sometimes weekends, but since we don't often have weekends off together (the joys of shiftwork), we often make do with heading out for the day.  A couple of weeks ago, we decided, on … [Read more...]

On the road again – kid style

We are road trippers.  Always have been, and, as such, our son has also become a road tripper.  He went on his first long drive ( not counting the hours we spent on the road trying to get him to sleep) at 3 months old.  We took a 3 hour trip to Whistler, BC for a ski holiday.  We've also taken him to Seattle (3 hours), Portland (6 hours), through Ontario and Michigan ( 2 days), and last year, we … [Read more...]

This is what I call perfect

Once again I am excited to be taking part in Stasha's Monday Listicles.  This week's topic is 10 things that make a perfect vacation.  Since we took an amazing 2 week holiday back in September to California, I thought that I would talk about the 10 things that made it perfect to me. 1.  Hotel rooms that we didn't have to clean up and had (mostly) comfy beds.  2. Crazy hair car pictures 3. … [Read more...]


I think that this is a lesson that we, as adults, need to remember.  We get so focused on the goal that sometimes we miss the fun of getting there.  We have forgotten that no matter how high, or difficult something looks, there is a way to make it to the top.  Who says that we can't learn from our kids... … [Read more...]