We've attended Bright Nights in Stanley Park for years. If you've been following Discovering Parenthood since the start you know we go every year and that I have gone since I was a little girl. It's so much fun to now be attending this as a Christmas tradition with my own girls. I wanted to share some of the reason's why we love it, but then I thought it would be interesting to see what Evie thinks. I wanted to know why Bright Nights is a favourite for her at Christmas time. Evie's 4 Reasons She Loves Bright Nights Going on a train ride. This answer was kind of obvious. Evie's always loved trains so this part made it an instant hit for her. If you have a little one that … Keep Reading!
MAPLELEA GIRLS Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Two years ago a doll from Maplelea Girls made its way into our home for Evie. More recently her doll has been hanging out with her more and more here, and it's been joining us on adventures. Her Maplelea Girl, Jenna, is becoming her little sidekick. We've recently had lots of people take note about her doll and ask us question about it. I'm thrilled to be getting to share with you all about Maplelea Girls. Maplelea Girls are known for being Canadian Dolls for Canadian Girls. There are 7 Maplelea Girls that are from different places all over Canada, from the West Coast to the East Coast. Each doll … Keep Reading!
It was all planned... a much needed mini vacation, staycation, whatever you wanted to call it to Whistler. We were ridiculously excited to go as a family of four. Disneyland happened, surely we could do a vacation to the local ski resort. Little did we know that it would not be the vacation we hoped for. We soon came to realise that travelling with little kids meant this was something else. - this was a trip NOT a vacation - Parenting is hard. It's up there as the hardest thing we have ever done. Jason and I are incredibly thankful to have the other on this journey too. We have been in the thick of things with a serious rough patch for some time now. There have been many days that … Keep Reading!
We recently had several new books and a puzzle find their way into our home thanks to Raincoast Books. We love adding to our girls book library and with it being the holiday season we are always thrilled to find new winter and Christmas favourites.To have a puzzle added into the mix was a fun surprise for the girls. Evie was instantly drawn to the bright colours of the pictures. When she realised that the puzzle was double sided she was even more thrilled because it meant double the fun for her. Though right now she is entirely biased to doing only the side with the winter scene. The pieces of the puzzle are the perfect sizes not too big and not too small. Thanks to … Keep Reading!
The holiday season is fast approaching, and the BC Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has launched its annual holiday campaign reminding shoppers to think twice about whose stocking they might be stuffing. Are you purchasing lottery tickets or Scratch & Wins as stocking stuffers? If you are, please make sure they are going to someone who is of legal age to receive them. A couple weeks ago for the first time ever our oldest daughter noticed the sparkly cards at the grocery store as I was returning an item. She immediately started asking about them. I would never have thought that I'd have to explain what Scratch & Win cards are to a preschooler! To her, they were simply … Keep Reading!
Our first trip to Disneyland we got Evie one of the photo and autograph books you can purchase in the park. This time though I knew I wanted something different, something to instantly save her memories. I knew exactly what I needed... a Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 camera. My idea turned out better than I could have imagined and now it's a wonderful keepsake. With the help of my Mom, who has much more scrapbooking knowledge than I ever will, we created a mini binder with pages that could hold a signature and the Instant Film prints. I actually had to escape a couple evenings after both of my girls went to bed so that I could make this without Evie knowing. She still had no clue at this … Keep Reading!
5th Annual Ultimate Mama’s Night Out: Hottest Tot Products Modern Mama is hosting their 5th Annual Hottest Tot Product at Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co.on Main Street in Vancouver on December 5th from 7 - 9pm. I am incredibly excited for this event because it is one that I always enjoy. The very first one I went to had a big impact on me and I ended up going home with one of the top prizes; a Medela Freestyle Breast Pump. For me this was huge because I had a baby and was a "pumping mama". It was the only way I could provide milk for my daughter so winning a double pump made a huge difference for me. BC moms are going to be treated to delicious artisan flatbread pizzas while … Keep Reading!
The past ten months have been very hard on me. If you have been following along you now I've been in the midst of a huge storm in my life with going through postpartum depression. These have been some of the hardest months of my life. My youngest daughter is now one and I feel that there is a need to be open and honest about my journey. You just never know when something in your own life may impact another and help them. Over the recent months, I have seen much more openness and honesty about PPD. Sadly there was also a situation that happened in my area and hit very close to home for me. A mom who is believed to have been going through PPD disappeared. Sadly the outcome was the … Keep Reading!