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...

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...

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....

November Week 1 Recap

As this pregnancy progresses, I feel myself slowly withdrawing into a little shell of safety. Less people, fewer outings, low drama movies and books, and now the need to minimize the time spent on social media. I took my longest social media break about this time in my last pregnancy. It was great, but I do feel like there's a bit of a black hole of what actually happened during those months,...

Little Lumberjack

Halloween has never been my favourite, but excuses to create fun experiences with Sloane is up my alley, so we partake.  She was given a kid's Husqvarna chainsaw by her great nana and papa so we decided to work with that and dress up as lumberjacks.  We spent the morning watching the Log Driver's Waltz and Paul Bunyan and then went outside for some photos as she got to cutting down all...

Skating at Bowness Park

Here's a post from last winter that for some reason remained in my drafts. Sloane has been pretending to put on skates and slip around the hardwood these days, so Im looking forward to actually trying skating with her this year.  Colin works right by Olympic Plaza, which is a skating rink in the winter, so we are planning some lunch time visits once it freezes. Can't wait for the pink...