Lifestyle Change; Paleo Diet {VLOG}

Forced into a Paleo Diet Lifestyle….  I can explain; I don’t take the word forced very lightly, don’t think someone has pushed us into something we don’t want to do, but should we want to live a long healthy life, based on both Sammy and mines family history, it’s best we follow these recommendations for us. The Paleo Diet is not new to us, Sammy used to follow it a year or two ago, it was a short-term recommendation to help with his overall health. However our Naturopath is now recommending we both follow the Paleo Diet for good, for our health and wellness, as we’re both very […]

DIY Christmas Crackers

Hi, my name is Tairalyn, and I have a toilet paper roll ADDICTION.  I SWEAR this rings true for every parent? I mean, you can do so much with a toilet paper roll. Don’t believe me, hit up Pinterest and look for yourself, you start to type in T-O-I and it finishes your sentence for you, TOILET PAPER ROLL CRAFTS. No joke! Check for yourself! I give you my apologies now, I’m not helping either of our addiction much with this post, #sorrynotsorry. I can however use up some of your overflowing stash, so I guess that’s a big win right? Make room for more… more… toilet paper […]

Motherhood; this is one

Maybe I forgot after 5 years but HOLY CRAP you guys, 1 is all about making mini disasters everywhere you go.  I can’t be alone here, HELP ME OUT HERE as I’m having a hard time remembering Sofia doing this, because frankly if she did, I did a damn good job at forgetting this stage. These days were all about pulling down (kitchen towels, hand towels, pillows, blankets, bedding), unrolling (toilet paper rolls), unloading (Tupperware drawers, cupboards, laundry baskets) and CLIMBING (anything unstable seems to be her first choice).  Stella is a SILENT DESTROYER, she’s focused and concentrated on the task at hand, I should really be more […]

We’re going to the Wiggles {VLOG}

READY, STEADY, WIGGLE! Who remembers the Wiggles from their children growing up? It’s so funny, I had no idea the Wiggles were as big as they were, and went so far back until I started talking about our love for the children’s performers. My sister’s kids were big into the Wiggles and my oldest nephew just turned 16. The more I talk about them on social media the more I realize these guys go WAY BACK, people are commenting saying their kids, who just turned 20+ years loved them too. Naturally members have changed a few times as the years have progressed and I maybe bias but I […]

I was never a concert person; then we had kids

It’s sad really; I was never a concert buff until I started having kids, now every children’s concert that comes to Vancouver I feel a horrible need to go see. WHAT THE ACTUAL HECK?! I mean I loved seeing Justin Timberlake in concert, even Busta Rhymes, Puff Daddy and Mase I saw (and actually liked), Backstreet Boys was a total scream-fest and New Kids on the Block, don’t get me started, how could a girl forget her first concert…. but I hear Toopy and Binoo are on stage or the Wiggles are touring Canada and I LOSE IT! Whats App threads are created between friends with kids I […]

She’s not afraid of anything {VLOG}

CONSIDERING HOW TERRIFIED I AM ALWAYS I don’t get how Stella is afraid of nothing!  As I mentioned before, I’m not too much a fan of Halloween, but I go all out anyways. No different than any other year, we do all things spooky and make it THE BEST NIGHT EVER as per Sofia. Stella had her first real taste (pun-intended) of the Holiday and I think she thoroughly enjoyed it. She walked into homes, helped herself to candy and anything else that looked interesting. These kids… they sure do make me laugh!  As we do every Friday, we’re sharing our vlog on YouTube… CHECK IT OUT! CLICK HERE […]

Motherhood; there’s a tea for that (+GIVEAWAY)

A bold statement, but a true statement: Motherhood is tough! We all have something that can fix the worst of days, those chaotic moments you can’t believe are real life, those you can come from around the corner Don DeLuise, anytime now moments. Be it indulging in your absolute favorite chocolate bar, a date with the spa, or a little retail therapy, we’ve all got something that fixes a messy moment. Some use simple techniques like deep breaths with your eyes closed, and counting backwards from 10. One I’ve tried, that I don’t recommend is the “laugh it off” technique. The people in Starbucks have no-time for your shenanigans, and […]

Halloween; the holiday that gets in the way

Now before you go and add our house to your hit list, HEAR ME OUT! (save those eggs for your neighbors, you know it’s his dog that take a dump on your lawn) Let me clarify, I don’t NOT celebrate Halloween, I mean if you really break it all down, I probably over celebrate; We give out fists full of candy to each trick-or-treat’er We buy the good stuff, NO RAISINS HERE! We carve pumpkins, HECK! we even grow some of our own I spend countless hours hunting down the kids requested costumes Sofia takes Halloween treats to class and hands out Halloween tattoos  I plan a […]

Kids Try Pumpkin Spice {VLOG}

ALL THINGS PUMPKIN SPICE! It’s that season you guys, why not embrace it?  …and by embrace it, I mean get a bunch of random things from Trader Joe’s (like Pumpkin Tortilla Chips and Pumpkin Spice Dark Chocolate Bark), collect some of your favorite little people and get them to try said pumpkin spice foods on film. RIGHT? That’s how you embrace the whole Pumpkin Spice CRAZINESS?! Either way you do it, the video is hilarious and a verdict at the end that was made it very important!   CHECK IT OUT! CLICK HERE   *** Are you following us on social media? You should be, come find us on: […]

Our Family Dinner Rituals +Ceramictopia

Family Dinners are BIG in our family. Birthdays, Holidays, Sundays, any excuse to catch-up, reconnect and share good food. Everyone who can make it comes, more than one option of meal is made (because kids), the table is scattered with dishware, drinks, decor, it’s really the best way to celebrate ANYTHING. Last weekend my parents came over to hang out. We hadn’t seen them in a few days and we were beginning to miss their faces, so Sofia rang them up Saturday morning and asked for them to come “play”. They accepted the invite as any good Nana and Papa would put in a tight spot with […]