Our Life


An Open Convo on Depression & A Free Printable

Free Printable!

Lately I've been noticing more and more discussion about depression. What once was the ominous elephant in the room is no longer a taboo topic to discuss. Depression affects so many more people than you might realize. I'm not going to bombard you with stats and charts and shit, I just want to have an honest conversation about how depression affects me, and hopefully help open the conversation up for you if you're struggling. If you had to label it, you could classify me as having high functioning depression. I don't even know if that's actually a thing, but it[...]


About a Boy

Last week we celebrated this kid. He turned 11 and I truly can't believe that 11 years have gone by since he made his way into this world. He's gone from a tiny baby with chubby little legs to a pre-teen, who's growing taller by the minute. His shoulders are getting broader, his face more mature & each day he amazes me with the knowledge he holds. He has a response for everything which is mostly good, but sometimes not. He thinks logically & you can no longer bs him with your answers. "Because I said so" & "That's just the way it is" are no longer sufficie[...]


My Top Christmas Movie Picks for the Holidays

Favorite Christmas Movies

Now that the Christmas season has descended upon us and we're all waist-deep in tinsel and garland, what better time to talk Christmas movies! I'm a sucker for a good movie marathon and when holiday movies are involved, you'll find me wrapped in a blanket in front of the fireplace searching out my faves. There are so many places to find different movies for Christmas time. We mainly use Netflix, but I know that my friend prefers to find her movies online. She uses Pirate Bay by finding proxies to help her access that site. Those interested can learn more here. Hop[...]


Losing Haylee – An Infant Loss Story

October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month. More specifically, October 15th is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day (PAILRD). Stats Canada is behind the times with keeping up to date records of infant loss, but to give you an idea of how common it is, here are some numbers from 2005. Out of a total of 447,485 recorded pregnancies: 8,494 were fetal loss 6,285 of those being recorded miscarriages 2,209 being Stillborn Out of that 447,485: 1,863 babies aged 0 days - 1 year passed away 1,158 of those babies were between 0[...]


What’s Up at our House – Early Summer Recap

Wow. Does anyone else feel like the past couple of months have completely flown by? Here we are in July already and I hardly remember what went on in May and June! So, what have we been up to lately? A whole lotta everything. We ended May with track and field meets for both boys, and Carter was able to advance to city track where he competed against athletes from other schools in the district. He brought home some 3rd place finishes and the coveted 1st place ribbon for team relay's, it was pretty exciting to watch! Flag football ended mid June for Carte[...]