Happy birthday, little bear

Six years ago, you made me a mum in an epic delivery story that literally involved me being wheeled down the hall ER style before you were born in the middle of the hallway surrounded by onlookers. You burst into this world and every day since you’ve been asking questions, figuring things out with a […]

Happy 4th Birthday, baby girls!

Today, my dear sweet girls, you turn four. You have turned the last four years into one hell of an adventure and I expect nothing less for your futures. Four years ago today, at this time, I hadn’t yet met you. Instead, I was being prepped for my c-section; terrified of what was to come, […]

Once a preemie, always a preemie?

Today is World Prematurity Day, our third since the girls were born ten weeks too soon. I’ve been reflecting a lot on prematurity and its place in our story. I recently spoke on a Parent Panel to share our stories of prematurity and journeys home from the NICU. I caught the tail-end of a former […]

Oh Mama, you’re doing just fine

So, for those who don’t know, I work in children’s mental health and spend a lot of my time talking about parenting and parenting skills. And all too often am I reminded of my own parenting journey when talking about families. Since starting school last year, Braeden has had some pretty challenging behaviours that I […]

Adventures in Cerebral Palsy

I’ve written a lot about letting go of some parenting dreams and expectations when you’re parenting a child with special needs or different abilities. The milestones shift. The path diverts. It really is like heading off on an adventure through the fog; sometimes, the fog engulfs you, stings you, leaves you battered, and other times, […]

We’re 23 months old!

Yesterday, the girls turned 23 months and I can’t believe that in one month I will have two two-year olds!! It doesn’t seem that long ago that I brought home two tiny babies, who were already almost three months old. What really amazes me with the girls are their different personalities, and how fast they […]

We’re 20 months old!

20 months! In just 4 short months, the girls will be turning two, and that I cannot believe. This month has been crazy; so much has changed in such a short time. The girls fully transitioned to daycare and are doing well. Ella napped at school two days last week while Raegan decided to stand […]

We’re 19 months old!

19 months! So hard to believe that every day the girls are getting closer and closer to two, though right now they’re only 16 months corrected. The girls are starting daycare in September and will start transitioning soon. What an adjustment that will be in so many ways! Ella is reaching more and further away […]

We’re 18 months!

18 months! We’re officially at the halfway point to two, which I cannot believe! In January, the girls’ ages will no longer be corrected. Right now, they’re about 15 and a half months corrected. Ella has improved SO much in such a short time. Our nanny is absolutely amazing and does all kinds of exercises […]

We’re 17 months!

17 months! I can’t believe that we’re getting closer and closer to two years old and the girls’ ages no longer being corrected. Time has flown by since the last month update. Seems like I blinked and here we are. Surprisingly, Raegan is not walking yet, but she has taken steps on her own. She […]