September 30, 2018

Would you like school photos of your twins together?

A long time ago, well before my twins started school, I learned that some schools photograph twins, together, as part of their school photo set up.

At that time, I was surprised (I have never even considered that!)…But I was definitely pleasantly surprised!  I mean, I just thought that sounded so great!

Fast forward to when my twins were in pre-school and school photo time arrived.  I had completely forgotten about this little tidbit, yet, was blown away when I saw the pictures of my twins together in the proofs.

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September 14, 2018

Halloween Costumes for Twins

Photocredit: Mindy Walliser Photography

Now that my twins are six-years old, they have their own ideas about what they would like to dress up as, for Halloween.  BUT – we got in four solid years of dressing them up in matching/coordinating costumes…and what fun and glorious years those were!

Each Halloween season, I enjoy looking back at previous years’ Halloween photos.  I love reminiscing about how little, and cute, [Read more…]

May 21, 2018

Our YYC Date – Fish Creek Park and Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

A year and a half ago, I made a pledge that Darren and I would get out for a monthly date night. Some of you might remember that blog post – Keeping the Marriage Alive – One Date at a Time.  At that time, it was feeling like life (children, activities, work, etc.) was getting in the way of us nurturing our marriage – and we ‘needed’ to get out and have some dedicated time for just us. [Read more…]

May 9, 2018

On Mother’s Day, I Don’t Want to Spend All Day with My Kids – That’s Just the Truth

Me with the twins on Mother’s Day 2017.  This was how the day began…

Of course I love my children – that just goes without saying but, on Mother’s Day, I just don’t want to spend the entire day with them.  Does that make me a bad parent?

I remember my very first Mother’s Day.  I had new twins…they were only a few months old.  I was excited for this right of [Read more…]

February 26, 2018

Review: Bobs & LoLo’s Blue Skies Album

Image provided by Bobolo Productions Inc.

I was first introduced to the musical duo, Bobs & LoLo, when the twins were just toddlers. At that time, Bobs & Lolo had a joyful and musical television program called, ‘Sing, Dance and Play with Bobs & LoLo’ on the Treehouse channel. It was one of the few programs I felt good about letting them watch, at that time. [Read more…]

January 17, 2018

Review: How Bill Crush Found our Family Annual Savings of $675

As a family of four, living in Calgary (on mostly one income) we are really mindful of how we spend our money. We are also really conscious about saving money whenever we can.

This means we often price shop, purchase ‘new to us’ items, and we are always looking at ways reduce our household [Read more…]

November 29, 2017

How we have survived vaccine appointments with our twins, from birth to kinder

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

Vaccine appointments are never easy with kids, regardless of how many you have…and they are most definitely not easy with twins. Throw in a parent who can barely stand to go through watching their kids get poked and…GAH!

Over the years, we have developed some strategies for successfully taking our twins to get vaccinated! We have been lucky to avoid a lot of the crying and stress that many kids (and parents) have to deal with…and I wanted to share our tips with you! [Read more…]

October 15, 2017

Albertans – You can have FREE Energy Efficient Products Installed in your Home!

If you’re an Albertan and you would like FREE energy-efficient products installed in your home then this post is for you! Honestly…no tricks here!

I know this sounds too good to be true but, I assure you, it’s not!

In case you haven’t heard, the Alberta Government introduced a program intended to help reduce energy consumption called, Energy Efficiency Alberta. The program is ‘no charge’ (okay, I will use those words ‘loosely’) to [Read more…]

August 31, 2017

My last 30-something Birthday – How I celebrated…and the really fun gifts I received!

 

This summer I turned 39 years old and, I’m not going to lie, I was a little sad about it.

Actually…I was a lot sad about it.

Because we all know what the next big milestone birthday is going to be, right?

Cry!

In case you’re not picking up what I’m laying down right now, here is the reminder my husband gave me in card- [Read more…]

May 22, 2017

Hello, again, Instagram!

 

 

Here’s a funny story – Not that many weeks ago, I was on the verge of closing my Instagram account. I literally had a conversation with my BFF telling her that I have been thinking about shutting it down for a while.

The problem was that I just hadn’t been active on it for several years and thought I would focus on my social media faves…Facebook and Pinterest.

Fast forward to one-week later…I was at a dinner-party at my cousin, Meagan’s, house. I asked her opinion on [Read more…]