• Parenthood,  Small-Town Life

    Wants vs. Needs: A New Mum’s Perspective

    You would think that the difference between wants and needs would be ridiculously obvious. But in reality, most people these days live their lives without really differentiating between the two. We seem to feel like we need things that we really could easily live without: the internet, caffeine, our iPhones, a vacation. We live in a world where consumerism is inescapable. It is impossible to go anywhere these days without seeing a logo, an advertisement, hearing about a promotion, the latest tech, fashion trend, celebrity gossip. It’s on the television, on our phones, in our ears, on our clothes, and in our food; we can’t avoid it. When I became…

  • 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

    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…