Toy Story Trouble

Over the past few months we’ve been getting rid of stuff and really looking at what we use and don’t use, so we can make our home more joyful. We want to be able to use the space (and the stuff) we have without needing to put a ton of effort into cleaning in order…

Different Sides to the Same Coin

We homeschool our children, we try to unschool them. I say ‘try’ because sometimes I get a little nervous and pushy. But, over all we follow our children’s lead. Sometimes that means workbooks and learning apps, sometimes that means hours on pinterest or reading books. Over the past few days it was so much time…

Biopsy

Originally posted October 23rd, 2014 on Facebook Today, I had a second ultrasound guided biopsy. The first determined that I have cancer, what the cells looked like, how they behaved. This biopsy was done to determine what type of cancer. Breast cancer has a few different factors to consider. First is whether the cancer is…

The Cost of Cancer

Originally Posted October 18th, 2014 on Facebook Continuing my series on breast cancer awareness, I’m going to write out a bit about the costs of cancer. Some are monetary, others are not. Some of you are aware of the costs of cancer, some are not. I know I never thought of it until I was…

Breast Cancer Treatment Overview

Continuing with the October mission to raise awareness about beast cancer, I’m going to briefly touch on the various treatments used. Not specifics, partly because it’s not my area of expertise, and also because there are many different options out there. In Alberta, the first step after diagnosis is to talk to a surgeon. Cutout…

Breast Cancer Awareness

Two years ago, on facebook, I shared some information about breast cancer and how it impacts people daily. I shared my story. I don’t agree with the pink ribbon campaigns, and I feel it’s important to change the conversation we have about breast cancer. I’ll post my notes here for the rest of the month (don’t worry,…

When Expectations Ruin Reality

As a surprise for our kiddos, we bought the coolest toy ever! Today our new MOSS Exofabulatronixx 5200 arrived bright and early this morning. Unfortunately, it arrived several hours earlier than planned. Which meant we either needed to change our plans, or enforce the current plan. We ended up enforcing the current plan. Ella and I took…

All in a day

As a follow up from yesterday post here is a somewhat typical post nightshift day in our house. I got home from work around 6:30 am, by the time I walked the dog and got ready for bed I was climbing under the covers right around 7. Noon. A little boy is poking me with…

Savouring Eternity

There are times when every moment of a day feels like eternity. There are days you want to savour every moment. When the moments you want to savour are punctuated by eternity it’s all you can do to catch your breath. For the past several weeks, my heart has pounded in my chest. My breath…

Life is Messy

Life is messy. It’s always messy. But it’s still amazing. Over the past week or so we’ve done so much with our children, their love tanks are filling up, and everyone smiling more. But we have few pictures to show for it most days, and I’m tired. Happy, but tired. I have 4 children that are…

i love lists

I love lists! Goals for the next 10 years? Written in a list. Trip plans? Written in about 20 lists. Things to remember. Gift ideas. Schedules. Wardrobe items we have and items we need. I have lists for everything and I love it! When I’m trying to figure something out, I write lists, comment on…

Slumber Party!

Tonight we have six little girls in a heap on our living room floor. We also have a pile of paint on our (carpeted) office floor and on our piano,  a pile of uneaten food on the table, in the kitchen, on the floor, and my workshop (AKA bedroom) door is locked because some children don’t…