33 Things I’ve Learned in My 33 Years

As I celebrate birthday number 33 today, one of the thoughts crossing my mind has been what little nuggets of wisdom I can share that I have learned to be true during my time on this earth. So here they are, a simple little list for you all to enjoy. Read More

Sunday Night Poetry: Both Sides Now by Joni Mitchell

A few weekends ago, I was having the perfect, lazy Sunday. As I was driving home from somewhere, this song came on. I pulled in front of our house and just sat in the car to finish listening. And when I got inside I pulled our Joni vinyl out and played that song on repeat about 10 times. Read More

Teachings From My Four-Year-Old Nieces

Today I’m a magical My Little Pony named Fluttershy. I’m singing in a school concert with my friends Twilight Sparkle and Pinkie Pie about how we can do “ANYTHING, ANYTHING, ANYTHING” we put our minds to.

And now I’m a chef, whipping up culinary masterpieces to feed my hungry stuffed animal guests.

And next? I’m a hungry baby bird, of course! And my mommy is feeding my squiggly, wiggly worms.

Recently, I was lucky to spend the day in my hilarious, imaginative, four-year-old nieces’ world. Read More

Sunday Night Poetry: The Sorbets

Every now and again you come across something that just simply delights you. Tonight, I came across The Sorbets by Thomas Trofimuk (thanks Road Home on CKUA!).

He describes Sorbets as “raw, unfinished snapshot poems” and are intended as a small poetic break, in between the work week and the weekend. You can sign up to receive these little nuggets every Friday right to your inbox at thomastrofimuk.com/sorbets. Read More

From one to two – how will a second child change our lives?

As I sit here rocking my first baby back to sleep, I feel my second baby squirm inside my belly. In this instant, I’m a mixture of savouring these sweet moments of being a momma to one and looking forward to what is coming next.

I have questions swirling around in my mind . . . many of which are likely the same questions that most moms have when they are expecting their second child.

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Are kids worth it?

Oh man. It’s been one of those weeks. Your kiddo is sick, you haven’t gotten more than three hours of sleep in as many nights and you can barely remember the last time you showered. You are at the complete beck and call of a tiny human who only knows that they don’t feel good and that sleep is for suckers.

At your lowest, most tired, weakest point, the question pops into your mind: “Are kids are worth it?”

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Brown Butter Cinnamon Banana Bread

Let’s talk about butter: it’s delicious, right? We use it in tons of baking, on toast, to grease pans, etc. But, if you have never tried BROWNED BUTTER, then you, my friend, are missing out. Read More

Simple Weekday Breakfast: Addictive Banana-Hemp Granola

There are some recipes that you just keep coming back to, and for me, THIS utterly addictive Banana-Hemp Granola from superfood guru Julie Morris is one of them. As soon as it comes out of the oven I am devouring it! Plus, not only is it delicious, but it’s made from good-for-you ingredients that will fuel your body up for your day.

This particular granola recipe yields a not as crunchy granola, but instead nice thick chunks of chewy deliciousness. Also? The smell in your house as this bakes is unbelievable. Read More