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Date Night: Escape Rooms

While walking through a Paris neighbourhood, we were suddenly accosted by an armed man. A friend was grabbed and unless we could get our hands on a specific piece of artwork, the thug would kill her. Locked in the museum, our little band of eight had a mere forty-five minutes to crack a safe, find the painting and get ourselves out of there. At least… that was the given scenario.

For my husband’s 25th birthday, we gathered a group of eight friends and headed to Richmond to participate in an increasingly popular activity: Escape Rooms.

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Celebrating Ali’s first Valentine’s Day

The other day, I took Alistair out for a walk in his jogging stroller. Usually, the instant his five point harness snaps shut, his eyes close with equal ferocity and he’s out for the duration of the stroll. But this time, his baby blues were open wide in amazement. Birds, trees, cars and tall buildings – these are pretty spectacular sights for someone who has previously only been able to see as far as his feet.

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Swedish Pizza

In our house (following a tradition that dates back to my husband’s childhood) every Friday night is PIZZA NIGHT. And now, with this recipe, you can kick off your weekend the right way too.

I call it “Swedish pizza” but really, it derives its name from the fact that my husband and his family are so proud of their Scandinavian birthright that anything they touch turns Swedish. (My husband is like the Greek father in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” – according to Andreas, just about everything comes from Sweden. Seatbelts, Angry Birds, dynamite… you name it…)

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My Top Ten Favourite Baby Gear

Hey you! I’m so glad that you’ve Pinterest’d your way over to my site. I am a mom blogger who writes about motherhood, miscarriage, faith, and life after loss. Motherhood can be challenging but we’re so much stronger when we walk it together. Follow along on Instagram or Facebook, and join me on this crazy but beautiful adventure.

Now, onto the post! 🙂


With six months of mommyhood under my belt, I’m obviously an all knowing fountain of knowledge about everything baby related. Right? The only appropriate response to that statement is laughter – and lots of it. Because I am far (oh so far!!!) from being a baby expert. (What’s the opposite of expert?) But while I’ve only been doing this for a few months, there are a few things that this first time momma found especially useful.

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