the key to mama’s heart


It’s hard for me to believe that come this October, I will have been blogging for three years. Three years!  That’s a lot of writing and sharing photos. I first started blogging at the encouragement of my tech-savvy husband as he grew to learn how much I longed for something creative to do ...continue reading

benefits of being a part-time career & sahm

Every year, I have mixed feelings about going back to work after being off for the summer.  Fortunately for me, I only work part-time. I teach first grade but job share the position with a colleague and friend.  My mixed feelings combine a love for the two months of Summer I’m able to be home ...continue reading

love you like crazy


My dearest Little H, In less than two months, you will turn five.  In 3 and a half months, you will start Kindergarten.  Time is flying by way too fast for this mama! I want you to know that I love you like crazy! And for SO many reasons! 1. Since your sister started school full-time, ...continue reading

mom shades


It’s funny how when we're kids, we see the world one way and then when we become responsible, child-rearing adults ... everything changes. Now that I’m a grown-up (most of the time), I wear mommy shades and see a whole other world I never knew existed. Sure I saw all of the hard work and ...continue reading

a real houswife of vancouver


You won't believe where I am today! I'm being featured over at the The Thirties Grind for Melissa's series The Real Real Housewives of Vancouver. Would love it if you hopped on over to Melissa's place and had yourself a read about me. Feel free to leave me some comment love too. Will ...continue reading

motherhood: the good, the bad & the ugly me

When I signed up to be a mother, I knew it wasn't going to be all sunshine and roses.  I knew it would be challenging as are all things you first try, but I also expected it to be the most beautiful experience of my life. And it was. It still is. THE GOOD Although I hated the weight ...continue reading

mommy’s evalution

1. What is Mommy good at? Little B:  Being silly, doing art projects and making sandwiches like grilled cheese and pb and j. Little H: Teaching kids, painting and being funny.   2. What is mommy obsessed with? Little B:  Cute owls. Her classroom has them all over the ...continue reading

i want more

Since I was a wee girl, I always had dreams of having my own family, teaching my own class and being genuinely happy with myself and my life. All these things have so easily fallen into my life and I thank GOD everyday for every way I have been blessed. Now, at 42, I find myself feeling like I ...continue reading

before i was a mom

I have been a mother for 14 years and 4 months to the day.  Fourteen years!  That's a heck of a long time when you sit down and think about it. In fourteen years, I have watched myself evolve into the woman I am today.  Today's me is older, wiser, funnier, grumpier, happier, dorkier, cooler, ...continue reading

what no one ever told me about motherhood

I'm not here today but I'm certainly somewhere! Greta from GFunkified asked me to write my two-bits for her meme Great Expectations. The topic? I could write about any expectation I have had and what it actually turned out to be like. I literally jumped out of my seat. And out of ...continue reading