My kids say the darndest things about cancer


We’ve been very open (in an age appropriate way) with both Princess Peach and Little Dude about my cancer diagnosis and all of my treatments. They know that I had a boo-boo in my boob, that I had medicine (chemotherapy) to make mommy better and surgery to take the boo-boo out.  Although they don’t know [...]

Princess Peach donated 8 inches to @Pantene #BeautifulLengths #8or8 #pgmom

pantene beautiful lengths hair donation

Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom/mamanP&G. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own. In my just over four years of being a parent, there have been so many times that I have been proud of Princess [...]

Sherrie Berrie coats for girls

sherrie berrie coat girls canada

Princess Peach is a girly girl whose favourite colours are pink and purple, she believes that more glitter and sparkles the better and she loves to dress up “fancy”. If it were up to her she would be dressed to the nines with a full face of makeup to kindergarten every day! She loves coordinating [...]

Getting ready for school with


Summer is quickly fading away, and kids will soon be heading back to school. For me, Princess Peach will be off to school for the first time as she is starting Junior Kindergarten. She has been in daycare for the past 3 years but there are so many things I need to worry about now [...]

Celebrating a birthday party at Breakout Studios!

Breakout Studio birthday party

Two weeks ago we celebrated Princess Peach’s birthday with her friends. In fact, she had a joint birthday party with her “boyfriend” Mr. O. as their birthdays are close and they have the same friends from daycare. Initially we considered doing a park party but the amount of work and schlepping to get everything for [...]

4 years of Princess Peach


Dear Princess Peach, I can’t believe that today we are celebrating you turning 4. It feels like you have been part of my life forever, yet four years is a short amount of time. I remember the first time I laid eyes on you in the OR and now I’m looking at my beautiful four-year [...]

Wordless Wednesday- First dance recital


This past weekend marked the end of Princess Peach’s first year of dance with a weekend of recitals. At not even 4 years old, her dance school had a technical rehearsal, a full rehearsal and two dance recitals! It was a very busy weekend but one that was so exciting! She absolutely loved being on [...]

Explaining cancer to a toddler

Photo courtesy of Michelle Quance Photography

There are things as a mother that you expect you are going to talk to your children about during certain stages of their life. You know those talks when your mom sits you down on the couch to “talk” and the conversation could go one of  two ways; super awkward or quick and painless. I [...]

Celebrating birthdays and half birthdays with Kinder Surprise Eggs! #Kindermom


In the summertime, the first KinderMom and KinderDad event was held on Princess Peach’s third birthday. I was unsure of attending but then decided it would a fun morning birthday event that Princess Peach would be sure to enjoy! Afterall, she did get to eat a few Kinder Surprise Eggs first thing in the morning! [...]

Kitty love


I tend not to write too much about animals because at this point in my adult-life I don’t have one. I grew up with a dog and after she passed away my mom wasn’t ready for new dog until  my sister, Auntie Beige moved away to University. The week she left she was replaced by [...]