Archive of ‘Parenting’ category

Top Gifts for Tween Boys and Nerf Giveaway!

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…

Why We Chose a Catholic High School for our Son

It’s hard to believe that my son Ty is graduating grade 8 this June! It’s been a roller coaster of emotions as he leaves our neighbourhood school and moves to high school in the fall! As fellow parents chat about buying grad suits (do you know how much suits cost?), planning end of the year parties […] Read more…

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…

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 political side of hockey. We saw Jayden challenged to try his best, but we also saw our son’s spirit and love of hockey […] Read more…

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