Ending the Body Obsession

 I wrote a series of Instagram posts a year ago discussing this idea of body-obsession and the habits I put into place to quit the obsession. These have been so helpful to me, and based on the responses, helpful to many others as well.I wanted to compile them all in one place because I think this is important. Being body-obsessed means you’re constantly wading through a lot of lies and...

2 Months with Birdie

I am smitten with this kitten! Time really does fly so much faster this time around. Two months!? Mizuki's cheeks are filling out and her smiles are growing wider. I had the first moment yesterday when I left her lying on the floor, and came back to her in a totally different position. She is just this sweet little buddy who, as long as she's fed and rested (I'm with ya) is content to...

The Birth of Mizuki Bird

Mizuki has been in this world for two months now so I think it's finally time I write down the details of her birth before I forget too much. Colin took such amazing photos too, I'm so grateful for these moments he captured. Having passed Birdie's due date, we had begun to talk about what the plans were if she went too far overdue. My main goal was to not have a c-section, so we wanted to...

Allan Gardens Conservatory

When we went to Toronto last summer, we checked out the Allan Gardens Conservatory, pretty much for the express purpose of a free place to walk around and take pretty photos. I realized recently that I only edited like four photos from that visit, and since it was such a lovely place I figured I'd better change that! It was an oasis in the middle of the city, and Sloane particularly liked seeing...

1 Month With Birdie

This little bird has been around for a whole month! The longest shortest time is truly the most fitting description, it feels like forever ago that she was born, and yet how is she that old!?I looked back at Sloane’s one month update and have pretty much the exact same sentiments. The one difference is last time I said “I know nothing and google everything” and this time I know nothing and...

Almost There! (38 Weeks)

Last time around I stopped journaling around 35 weeks and have an unposted blog from 37 weeks.  It does feel harder to write near the end; there's a lot of the same, with the same main thought being "I would like for this stage to be done now".  But, since looking back at my past experience has been so helpful for me, and Colin took these nice photos, I'm going to actually post...

2017 in Photos

Based on my top favourite photos, I think this year can be summed up as one of grand toddler adventures. My little muse set the tone for much of how we spent our time and I suppose that's how life goes, I'm alright with it! Life is pretty fun with her. This year was a lot more stretching than last, as she entered her toddler years, and it's felt like a bit of a scramble to try and learn and adapt...

November Week 3 Recap

One of my favourite new parks in Calgary is Prairie Winds park in the northeast.  In the summer they have a huge wading pool and spray park which we enjoyed a few times, and the size of it made it feel far less crowded than some of the other spray parks in the city.  The other perk is its proximity to some of the best Indian food in the city, it's definitely worth making an afternoon of...

November Week 2 Recap

This week started off with Sloane’s first flu. A sad 24 hours of little sleep and many loads of laundry. Even as difficult as it is to wake up every 30 minutes throughout the night and watch your kid suffer, there are still those moments that you wouldn’t trade for anything. I finally curled up beside her at 4:30 am, both to give her some comfort and to be able to pass her the puke bucket so...

Hello Home Stretch

Well well well, the three month (approx) countdown is on! The tiny girl within me is a MOVER. It sometimes makes me wonder if there's something wrong with her, or my womb: is it not comfortable enough for you? Are you bothered by something?? She wakes me up almost nightly and won't stop kicking until I find the ideal sleep position. Kids I tell ya. Doing this whole journey with Sloane is a blast....