• Marriage + Relationships,  Parenthood

    Oh, How I Miss the City!

      My husband (new fiancé at the time) and I traded in the big city nearly five years ago and moved to the Southern Interior of British Columbia for a change of scenery and for me to continue my studies towards becoming a teacher. Our life in Vancouver had gotten stale, we were losing our motivation, and we desperately needed a fresh start together, on our own, away from our family and friends.   This move turned out to be the best decision we would ever make, and I don’t regret it one bit! Duncan has found himself a career, I completed my first Bachelors Degree, we got married, got…

  • Parenthood

    The Morning (or afternoon) After…

    As I sit here on my living room floor writing this blog post my husband is napping upstairs, my toddler and dog are napping on the couch, my cat is napping on the chair, and this has left me, Mum, nowhere to nap. So instead I am sitting here on the floor with a glass of leftover rosé and my MacBook. But I wish I was napping like the rest of my family… Last night we hosted our first get together as parents. Just a handful of close friends and coworkers and some burgers on the BBQ. It was a hit! Kendrick was well behaved. Food, drinks, and conversation flowed,…

  • Please, Stop Asking Me What's Wrong With My Son - My son Kendrick was born with a strawberry birthmark on his ear. - Life as Mrs Mum
    Parenthood

    Please, Stop Asking Me What’s Wrong with My Son

    By Mrs. Mel Telford My son Kendrick was born on February 23, 2017 at 6:37am. He was 7 lbs, 2 oz, and 19.75 inches long. He started breastfeeding right away without any troubles. He is a good sleeper, he is strong, he hits every milestone early, and he has been an amazing little boy. There is nothing wrong with him!   When Kendrick turned one month old I noticed a red speckle on his ear. Just like any smart Mum would, I didn’t hop on Google! I waited until his one-month check-up and I asked his nurse about his ear. The nurse confirmed our suspicions and assured us that it…

  • Parenthood

    10 Things I’ve Learned About Being a Mum

    This is what I have learned during my first year as a Mum: Nothing ever goes according to plan. No matter how much time you take making a schedule, preparing the night before, delegating tasks, and making sure you have everything you will need for whatever it is you are trying to do, the chances are you are still going to forget something, lose something, run into traffic, car troubles, a lost soother or favourite teether, run out of milk (or worse, diapers), and that is okay! In the beginning these things might seem like huge obstacles but after a while you accept the fact that these things happen and that…