Parenting

  • Our Struggle with Infertility

    “So…my cholesterol test is good!” was what I first heard the day we found out that we would struggle to get pregnant. Paul had gone for a physical to investigate a “feeling” he had about an old teenage soccer injury being the cause of 4 months of us not getting pregnant. They did some tests […] Read more…

  • Why I Support the Free HPV Vaccination for Boys

    When Ty and Jayden came home with MY name written on their stickers for the Terry Fox Run, it hit me again that I had cancer this year and that I’m now a thyroid cancer survivor. Having also had “pre-cancer” warnings after pap tests and colonoscopies, I’m really nervous about the future of my own […] Read more…

Lifestyle

  • Learning to Love My Body After Thyroid Cancer

    Learning to love my body after thyroid cancer and my total thyroidectomy has been a long process. It’s been almost a year since I heard the words “you have cancer” and started to have a different relationship with my body. Getting over the surgery was much easier than dealing with the year long adjustments to […] Read more…

  • How to Survive a Hockey Tournament in Niagara Falls

    If you’re a hockey mom like me, you know that winter means that hockey takes over your weekends and even several weeknights but when it means watching your little player score a goal, try their best to learn new skills and make new friends, it’s all worth it! Whether your child plays house league, local […] Read more…

Grief

  • We Can’t Wait to Walk for SickKids again!

    Do you have a SickKids story? We do.  We’ve seen the miracles, first hand, that take place within those walls at SickKids.  We were given the gift of 3 years with our child, when the odds were against him from the start.  Not nearly enough, but we may never have known how truly amazing he […] Read more…

  • A Beautiful Reminder of the Miracles Around Us

    We have a strong connection to heaven, having lost our son Zack at the age of 3, due to complications from pneumonia and his underlying heart condition. And more than once, we’ve seen the signs that remind us that heaven really does exist. There have also been times when our loss has shaken the faith […] Read more…

Giving Back

  • Our Holiday Traditions Include Giving Back

    After losing a child, it’s not difficult to believe that we would find the holidays really tough. We can’t buy our Zack any gifts or celebrate the joy of the holidays with all three of our boys and it truly makes Christmas really tough each year. We hold onto the sweet memories of our three […] Read more…

  • Why You Should Register for the Walk for SickKids

    We did it! For the fourth year in a row, Paul and I walked the full 20km…but this time the boys joined us! I really thought that we might only do 10km this year, for a few different reasons (mostly that we didn’t have anyone to hang with the kids when they pooped out at […] Read more…

Reviews & Contests

  • Don’t Trust the Appliance Repair Guys to Fix your Appliances

    I learned an expensive lesson this week in home appliance repairs. Our dryer broke on Thursday, Jan.19th and I was desperate to get it fixed (maybe I like doing laundry too much). I googled ‘dryer repair’ and several companies popped up. I picked Appliance Repair Guys, the one that fit all the criteria, had a nice […] Read more…

  • How to Survive a Hockey Tournament in Niagara Falls

    If you’re a hockey mom like me, you know that winter means that hockey takes over your weekends and even several weeknights but when it means watching your little player score a goal, try their best to learn new skills and make new friends, it’s all worth it! Whether your child plays house league, local […] Read more…