Good Tidings

So my wedding day is fast approaching.  I have to say how much different everything feels in contrast with my first wedding! First of all, even the simple planning of the event is made that much easier by all of the online resources we have available to us in this day and age.  I was … More Good Tidings


You’ll have to excuse my ignorance, because I’m new at this stage of parenting, but is it just me or do all kids seem like aliens once they hit puberty? My oldest son turned twelve in December.  He has always been more of an independent kid, preferring to either parallel play or just straight-up play … More Teenagers

My Version of our Family Tubing Trip to Horseshoe Valley

I have written reviews of events I’ve attended before, but this one just stands out for a number of reasons. The past few years, there has been a trend at Christmastime, where my father and stepmother will give us an outing or a trip as opposed to gifts.  This is something which I love and … More My Version of our Family Tubing Trip to Horseshoe Valley

Love Yourself

I’ve been thinking on things over the last little while, and I think it would be good to write about self-care. Over the past 10+ years, I have been working full time hours with a schedule that was all over the map, and often my body had no idea which way was up.  My digestion … More Love Yourself

A Tribute to Boo

This past month, our family got a little bit smaller. When I met Trevor, he lived in an apartment with his daughter and two cats, a male and a female.  Generally, I get along really well with all animals.  I have a lot of experience, having worked with them and also having owned them all … More A Tribute to Boo


Anxiety is like a snowball. It starts out quietly; a scoop in the palm of your hand, the smallest seed of doubt. It grows the more your mind works on it. It molds and shapes it into something firmer, something solid. You can feel the negative self-talk battering you like ice flakes in a storm. … More Snowballs