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Sequoia’s Alphabet

SUP Sequoia & Me on Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park

Believe it or not, I am actually not a strong advocate for early academic focus.   That being said, we happen to chose to send our two-year-old to prep school for daycare because it was worked out best for our family for other reasons.  She is absolutely thriving and loving every minute of it.  Every […]


the sotry

There is a common thread reoccurring in my life right now.  It’s stories.  The concept of stories. It is literally popping up everywhere. My friend Sara Spada at Birth Kelowna has always expressed value in women and their stories.  She actually even helps women process their personal birth story as part of her offerings with […]

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I am definitely long over-do for an update (again). Soooo…. I’m pregnant.  Actually, I’m really pregnant.  It’ll be 27 weeks on Wednesday.  My apologies for the delayed announcement! We are ever-so-slightly ahead of schedule. (Well, ahead of my intended schedule. Apparently not my hubby’s.)  Here is the short version of our story so far. I […]

A Rant on Science

science cat

Disclaimer: This is an entirely selfish post. It is not directly under the umbrella of Baby/Mama health. I just wanted to let off some steam. Let me just start by saying that I am a bit of a dork.  I have three degrees (a Bachelor of SCIENCE in Kinesiology, a Masters of SCIENCE in Applied […]

The Biggest Pregnancy Nutrition Myth


I recently had a really crucial interaction with one of my pregnant moms. She felt terrible, emotionally and physically, and she was very discouraged and confused. She is a smart lady, a registered nurse, a very active individual, and, prior to pregnancy, she ate a very healthy Paleo-leaning diet, exercised regularly, and felt great. Once […]