The annual post in which I look back on my year, and set my goals for 2016.
The bigger picture backstory to some of my social media shares lately.
Looking back on 2014, and setting goals for 2015. My Annual Year in Review post.
My annual year in review for 2013. TL; DR: What an awesome year.
Here’s a roundup of the campsites we went to this summer on quick weekend jaunts, suitable for families and within a few hours of the Lower Mainland.
I wrote a four part series about working from home in October 2010. You can read the whole series here: Part 1: The Backgrounder, Part 2: My Reasons, Part 3: The Reality and Part 4:[…]
Ross, Kale and I recently returned home from an 8 day trip to Maui. It was a really great family vacation. I’ve been asked to recap the trip, so this is a pretty lengthy blog[…]
I’ve been doing these for a number of years. Since The Arbolog got started, I’ve been writing them consistently. Here’s my half hearted 2008 post, Ross’ 2008, and my 2009 and 2010. Resolutions So here we are at the[…]
I’m game. Clara and Ginger convinced me. Ross gets up at ungodly o’clock and I usually hear him enough to stir but not enough to become awake. I generally get to sleep till 7 or[…]
I wrote this a few weeks ago when we were at Alice Lake for Kale’s very first camping trip: So, I’m camping. Yes, that’s right, I am currently at a campsite about 60 minutes away from[…]
Oh Kale. Really? You’re three? What happened to the past 36 months of my life? When did this happen? When did you suddenly go from a newborn blob to this? This chatty, social, silly, lovely,[…]
I have very little recollection of my life as a small child. Most of my memories come from about the age of 8 or so and afterward. A psychologist would likely find something in that[…]
They finally finished paving our street. Finally. But it wasn’t without drama. Ross and Mooki discovered that the night paving crew that came in the night to prep the street left a puddle of tar[…]
Recently, a group of friends got together to do some writing. Yes, I joined a writer group. The original meet up we were meant to write about a household appliance and then share it with[…]
Hi, hey, how’s it going? Things here are silly busy as we make way for the farmer market season. We took this past 8 glorious days off to spend some quality time with my folks[…]
If you calculate that I have sung Kale to sleep twice a day since he was born (accounting for multiple naps in the early days plus times when Ross put Kale to sleep rather than I, it[…]
Kale; Today I watched you spin to the music for the first time. I mean, full-on spinning. I never thought about how co-ordinated spinning is before, how you have to put your feet slightly sideways, and[…]
Catching up. Man, there are so many things I want to share these days. So this is a real mixed bag, and lots of photos. I’ll explain as we go. Back at the beginning of[…]
I recently sent an email to a friend of mine who had a child about 8 months before me. I remember being pregnant and having a long conversation over email with her about what my[…]
Whew! Well, here we are at one year. One year ago today, Kale was placed into my arms after being unceremoniously removed from my womb-region. There was a pause after the removal and before the[…]
Dear Kale; Today marks your nine month birthday and while I have so far not written you public letters or hardly even marked each month as it ticks by, this one is special as you[…]
Kale and I have started going to ‘Canada Games Pool’ every Saturday morning at 9am for Waterbabies. I thought of taking Kale to a baby + parent swim class about 3 months ago and quickly[…]
Kale is six months old yesterday.This was supposed to auto-publish yesterday, darn it. Six months old is a huge milestone no matter who you ask. Books identify six months old as the start of toddlerhood and[…]
Wow, where have I been lately? I swear I sat down the other day to write a blog post and POOF! its a week later. When I started up this blog I had sort of[…]