Why You’ve Gotta Check Out The Airport Playground in Calgary!

Why You’ve Gotta Check Out The Airport Playground in Calgary!

This is a sponsored post for The Airport Playground at Currie, but all opinions are my own (and my kids'!) As a mom of two kiddos under three, I'm always on the hunt for awesome playgrounds where my little guys can explore with as much independence as possible, and for as long as possible. I'm [...]

The Challenges of Dining Out With a Toddler (And Why We Love Ripe Tomato Pizza!)

The Challenges of Dining Out With a Toddler (And Why We Love Ripe Tomato Pizza!)

Remember when you were childless, and going out for dinner meant sitting at a romantic table for two, gazing lovingly into the eyes of your partner as you leisurely sipped at your wine and let the hours stretch out before you as you indulged in deep and meaningful conversation over appetizers and entrees? Remember when [...]

26 Ways to Keep Yourself and Your Baby Entertained on Maternity Leave

26 Ways to Keep Yourself and Your Baby Entertained on Maternity Leave

At first, I named this post, "26 Ways to Keep Busy on Maternity Leave", but I quickly changed that title because I realized that keeping busy on leave isn't really all that hard. There are always tons of chores to do around the house, and having a baby means you are always on the go. I wasn't [...]

How to Make a Social Media-Worthy Journey Through Your First Year of Parenthood in 8 Easy Steps

How to Make a Social Media-Worthy Journey Through Your First Year of Parenthood in 8 Easy Steps

Finding out you're pregnant is a terrifying emotional and wonderful experience. Although there are few things as nerve-wracking as trying to shoot pee onto a tiny stick held in your shaking hands in the shadows of a dimly lit bathroom on Christmas morning (that was my experience, anyway) this is actually one of the easiest steps of the journey [...]

I Dropped My Baby off at Daycare and Went on Dates for a Week

I Dropped My Baby off at Daycare and Went on Dates for a Week

When you live in a city without retired parents to help take care of your kids, daycare is a lifesaver. When you have time off of work, and want to squeeze in a few day dates with your husband, daycare is also a lifesaver. I didn't always understand this, but I do now. Back when [...]

What Do I Have to be Thankful For? A Lot. A Lot. A Lot.

What Do I Have to be Thankful For? A Lot. A Lot. A Lot.

This past year has given me so much to be thankful for. I'm so thankful that I want to shout it from the top of a mountain. But I don't have a mountain. I have a blog page and the Internet. I write blogs. That's what I do. And today's top story, in Kayla Young's world, reads something like this: (You'll have to click to find out 😉 )

Why My One Year Old Still Has 0-3 Month Old Clothes in His Closet

Why My One Year Old Still Has 0-3 Month Old Clothes in His Closet

What is the household chore you hate the most? Scrubbing the toilets? Cleaning hair out of the shower drain? These ones are bad, but I'd take 'em any day over the one that consistently leaves me a weepy, sobbing mess before, during and after its completion.

The Ten Commandments of Adulthood

The Ten Commandments of Adulthood

Last week, I turned 29 years old. I am starting to realize that I no longer really fit into the category of "Young Adult" and have officially graduated into the territory of "Regular Adult", which is sometimes just referred to as "Adult". This is kind of terrifying to me, because I have recently learned that, [...]

Finding My Way Back (The Story of an Aspiring Runaway)

Finding My Way Back (The Story of an Aspiring Runaway)

Did you ever run away when you were a kid? I was catching a ride home with one of my coworkers the other day, and she told me about the time when her son announced to her and her husband that he had finally had enough and was moving on. He packed his bags and headed to [...]

Choosing My Own Adventure (The Story of an Aspiring Decision Maker)

Choosing My Own Adventure (The Story of an Aspiring Decision Maker)

When I was in the third grade, I spent the better part of the year obsessed with those “Choose Your Own Adventure” books. Obviously, these books have mass appeal, because there are hundreds, if not thousands, of them out there, on just about any topic you can imagine. At first, the idea of being the author [...]