Tag: family

Our Struggles With Infertility

Last week the Calgary Regional Fertility Program held their annual Images of Hope Fundraiser.  We participated by submitting the following story and photograph.  The Generations of Hope website states their mission as: Through the Generations of Hope Fertility Assistance Fund, patients for whom IVF treatment is a challenging financial option can receive support for treatment at the Regional Fertility Program… Read more →

Mealtime is Family Time

Last night we gave the kids a special treat; we let them watch a movie while eating dinner.  I know!  We are crazy and reckless parents!  Even though it seems commonplace these days I don’t know how long it has been since we watched TV during mealtime.  It used to be an everyday occurrence before we had kids. Mealtime with young kids can be… Read more →

Cultural Experiences in Your Home Town

What can be more exciting for kids than to attend a celebration involving tigers, dragons, & dumplings?  OK maybe that one that includes reindeer, elves, and presents but a Chinese New Year celebration can be very entertaining and educational.  Going to a cultural event can be like travelling to another country for a day, without the jet lag.  I feel… Read more →

The Inefficiency of Kids

I have a great arrangement right now.  I am working with my wife at home on a couple fun business ideas and I get to spend a lot time with of our kids.  We have created the framework for the balanced family lifestyle we wanted.  There is one thing however that has been hard for me with this arrangement.  Kids are… Read more →

Life With Attention Grabbing Twins

I take Bryce out to the grocery store and he gets some smiles and a couple of Hey Buddy’s.  I take Jada out, who is smaller and goes looking for attention, and she gets quite a few ahhhhh’s and how cute’s.  I take both of them together and we become local celebrities. Even though families with twins seem to be everywhere these… Read more →

Activity Advent Calendar

It is nice to pass on some traditions at Christmas.  I have fond memories counting down to Christmas Day on my homemade advent calendar when I was a child.  This calander gave me an instant answer to my ‘when will it be Christmas?’ question and provided a small release for my growing excitement each day.  My father’s family is Danish and one of my Aunts had made me this calendar when… Read more →

Rediscover Your Public Library

A few years ago I rarely used the library thinking that they were out of date and held little value. I did not read a lot of fiction at the time and I used the internet for a lot of my personal research (mostly travel related). When our first daughter arrived we decided to check out what resources were available… Read more →

Why Spend Too Much? Buy Used Kids Stuff

Picture this; A group of urban mamas slurping their latte’s with their kids sitting in their new top end stroller, wearing designer clothes, and playing with the latest toy that will double their IQ. I walk in with my garage sale stroller, with kids dressed in thrift store clothes, playing with hand-me-down toys. Oh the shame……. the embarrassment……..Ha Ha………….I spent… Read more →