Parenting

  • Top Gifts for Tween Boys

    While it’s been hard to get my Christmas mojo going, one thing that I do love to do is spoil my kiddos at the holidays. As they get older, I find it really challenging to; a. afford the things they want and stick to our budget b. find something they don’t already have  Almost tween […] Read more…

  • Five Wishes for My Son as He Starts Catholic High School

    Ty’s grade 8 graduation night was a moment that I will not soon forget. All the hopes and dreams I had for the legacy he would leave at his elementary school, culminated in the most beautiful ceremony that included recognition for the amazing kid he is. He walked away that night with an Honour Roll Award […] Read more…

Lifestyle

  • Holiday Gift Guide for Hockey Lovers {Win Marlies Tickets}

    ‘Tis the season for holiday shopping and gift guides! It’s arguably the most stressful (expensive) time of the year and yet, you still love it! If you’re like me, your list is long and you have barely made a dent in it, as December hits. Realizing of course, that this is mostly because the kids […] Read more…

  • Back to School Shopping with The Shoe Company {Contest}

    Thankfully, back to school shopping was easy for at least one of the boys this year. It was really different with Ty in a uniform for Catholic high school and him needing just three pairs of the same pants and a few white golf shirts with the school logo. I literally had to take him to […] 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…

  • Surviving Mother’s Day after the loss of a child

    Being a mother is the hardest job in the world.  Being a mother to a son that you have lost is heartbreaking and yet I find myself struggling with this each day, especially on Mother’s Day. I struggle with being a mother to my two boys, while in my heart, I have three sons. There […] Read more…

Giving Back

  • Air Canada Foundation Supports SickKids and Families Like Mine

    One of my sweetest and most comforting joys since our son Zack died has been sharing his story of bravery, perseverance and courage. Talking about Zack’s short but meaningful life with strangers, reminds me that his legacy lives on through those stories that can inspire and connect me with other families who may also have […] Read more…

  • 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…

Reviews & Contests

  • Holiday Gift Guide for Hockey Lovers {Win Marlies Tickets}

    ‘Tis the season for holiday shopping and gift guides! It’s arguably the most stressful (expensive) time of the year and yet, you still love it! If you’re like me, your list is long and you have barely made a dent in it, as December hits. Realizing of course, that this is mostly because the kids […] Read more…

  • Back to School Shopping with The Shoe Company {Contest}

    Thankfully, back to school shopping was easy for at least one of the boys this year. It was really different with Ty in a uniform for Catholic high school and him needing just three pairs of the same pants and a few white golf shirts with the school logo. I literally had to take him to […] Read more…