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Having a hard time getting kids to bed since the sun sets so late? Try an audio book. We found CD players at a thrift store and we call in hordes of CD's from the library. Even if my kids don't fall asleep, it keeps them in their rooms. 

Heading out on a big r...

June 19, 2017

So I'm sitting in a hall way with a few other parents I don't know. There is the faint sound of a piano being played through the closed door, and I am incredibly nervous.  I'm at my 11 year old daughters piano exam. We have been working on the same 5 pieces and 6 scale...

1) What are freezer buns?

Freezer buns are meat and cheese buns that live in the freezer until a weekday morning when the bin of buns gets set out on the table and all the kids grab a bun or two. By lunch they are thawed and ready to to eat.

2) How often d...

April 6, 2017

I'm in the cafeteria at one of the large recreation centres in my city. I'm hiding from winter and I'm hiding form my toddler (who I checked into the child minding service). I have a few minutes to myself and my laptop is open. The cafeteria is busier than usual today,...

March 20, 2017

It's March-the time when New Years resolutions typically begin to fall into oblivion. I decided to think outside the box and created a visual and interactive format for our mission statement that would keep it top of mind through the whole year. But first...have you ev...

February 27, 2017

Last November I had a sad realization. My mother would have been 60. My mother has been dead now for 14 years this month. After the death of a loved one, you start to learn a lot of things about love, and loss and family. One of the newest things I've learned is that y...

February 14, 2017

Need an app for....

Keeping track of paperwork and ideas?  Try Evernote. A searchable way to file photos, notes, reminders in one spot. Snap a photo of a birthday invite or recipe and file it away. Brilliant idea you don't want to forget? Want to try bullet journalling?...

January 25, 2017

Well, my 2017 is off to a rather pathetic start. I'm on day 21 of a sinus infection that has really knocked me off my feet (I am in fact feeling a bit better today, at least well enough to sit at the computer and type). I seem to have had an allergic reaction to the an...

December 23, 2016

When it comes to Christmas time, I feel like I'm living in a Where's Waldo image. It's very crowed. My house, my schedule, my dinner table is crowded. I sometimes do wear the same clothes every day because who has time for laundry. I get lost in the endless events to a...

December 13, 2016

1 cup sugar

1 cup butter 

1 egg

1 cup buttermilk (to make your own, add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to regular milk) 

1 tsp of baking soda

1 tsp salt

2 tsp baking powder

3.5 cups of flour

For the filling:

Soft butter (about 1/3 cup)

Brown sugar (about 1 cup)

Cinnamon  (about 4 tables...

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About me

Jerry & I were married in August of 2002 in the Cardston Alberta temple. It snowed that morning, and our life together has been full of unexpected surprises ever since. We have a lot of fun, which helps balance out the inevitable challenges of raising a big family while managing the unpredictable Realtor hours that go with my husband's profession. I'm a five time veteran of childbirth (that's 15 trimesters, what was I thinking?), and I now hope to survive raising them all. We go through a lot of food, break a lot of iPhones and travel as much as possible.

Sushi-loving Mom of 5. My favourtie holiday is Boxing Day (left-overs anyone)? I love travel and SUP yoga.

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