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Turning Darkness to Light

Turning Darkness to Light

Imagine a world of darkness; a world that you can hear, touch, smell and even taste, but can’t see. That is the reality for 36 million people worldwide. 36 million people around the world are blind. But 28.8 million of them don't have to be because 80% of blindness is...

Meeting Stanley… There Are No Words

Meeting Stanley… There Are No Words

There really are no words. I’ve tried writing this post four or five times now. I don’t know how to start or what to write. Or how to describe any of it... How do I write about the culture shock of Haiti? How do I write about the sounds and the smells and the chaos?...

We Have Some News…

We Have Some News…

Sooooooo.... we have some news. 😍 As many of you know, Mark and I signed up to adopt from Ethiopia in February 2008. After numerous home study visits with a social worker, endless amounts of paperwork (bank statements, letters of employment, reference letters,...

The 180

The 180

The ability children have to do a 180 never ceases to amaze me. Smiling to frowning, happy to sad, content to infuriated all in a matter of seconds. One minute the birds are singing, the sun is shining and all is right in the world. The next minute the gates of hell...

Always Hold Her Hair Back

Always Hold Her Hair Back

Sometimes you are able to teach your children things that you know will benefit them in the future. You impart your wisdom onto them. You share your life experiences with them. You teach them things like how to study for an exam, the importance of sunscreen, good...

Listen to Mrs. Claus

Listen to Mrs. Claus

"No no no," I insist. "We're not dressed for photos." After 20 minutes in line (a very reasonable amount of time- thank you Richmond Centre for your reservation system!), we're finally the next family to meet with the Big Guy. While we're waiting, Mrs. Claus asks Lucy...

And That’s A PB!!!

And That’s A PB!!!

In January I wrote that my goal this year was to run a sub 2 hour half marathon. I've run 15 half marathons, but none of them in less than two hours. I gave myself a couple of chances to do it this year: The First Half, the BMO Half Marathon, the Scotiabank Half and...

What Kind Of Mom Am I?

What Kind Of Mom Am I?

"Mom, I need a bandaid," Sam says as he walks towards me with a scraped and bleeding finger. It's his third or fourth injury since we arrived at our campsite the day before. "Oh buddy... you used our only bandaid yesterday on your knee when you fell," I said to him....

Run, Wine Tour, Rest, Repeat

Run, Wine Tour, Rest, Repeat

I'm very yin and yang; I like things to be balanced. I like running half marathons, but I also like vegging out on the couch binge watching Friends re-runs. I can go days without showering while we're camping, but then I'll soak in the tub for hours when we get home...

You’re Gonna F*ck Up

You’re Gonna F*ck Up

It's inevitable: you're gonna f*ck up. It's going to happen. You're going to make mistakes in life, in your career, in relationships and, most definitely, in motherhood. Oh motherhood: yeah, in that category you're gonna f*ck up real good. Maybe you'll forget to send...