Parenting

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    The Tough Decision to Leave Rep Hockey

    I love being a hockey mom, but last year was our first year in competitive rep hockey and it was also our last. We met some wonderful friends but we also saw the worst brought out in people. We saw Jayden challenged to try hard, but we also saw our son’s spirit and love of […] Read more…

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    June is for Fathers! Thank you to the father of my 3 boys

    June is about fathers. The ones who raised us and the ones who are our partners in parenting. Fathers teach us to ride a bike, climb a tree, play video games and catch a ball. When you are a father of a child with Special Needs, sometimes those simple pleasures are not ever realized. It […] Read more…

Lifestyle

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    There’s an App to Get your Family More Organized

    Most weeks, it goes a little something like this… This literally happens on a weekly basis in our family. The lack of communication leaves us scrambling and finding creative ways to fulfill all of our commitments. Now that summer is here and our schedule is even LESS predictable with different camps each week (that I’ve […] Read more…

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    Four Delicious Low Carb and Gluten-Free Lettuce Wrap Ideas

    It’s official! I’ve fallen in love with lettuce wraps! I’ve eaten gluten-free and low carb for over a year and a half now and I’ve never tried to add crunch to my meals in this delicious, healthy and simple way! The last few weeks of warm weather has brought out some new, simple ideas for […] Read more…

Grief

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    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 been 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 […] Read more…

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    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

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    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 been 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 […] Read more…

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    Why I’m a McHappy Day Supporter!

    The day Zack was born and we were aware of his urgent cardiac needs, we spent the night at our local hospital begging for a room in Toronto. The Cardiac NICU team told us that there were no rooms at SickKids and made us aware that our other options were London, Hamilton or Montreal! We […] Read more…

Reviews & Contests

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    All You Need is Love (and Netflix)

    We are a family that LOVES music. In fact, Paul and the boys just recorded their own song for me and made a CD so I can listen in the car to their lyrics and incredible rapping skills! When Jayden was younger, we would set up our living room like a concert hall. We would love watching him dress […] Read more…

  • miracles from heaven DVD

    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…