You’re Turning Three


Yesterday my sweet baby girl turned three. She has been in my life for 1,095 days… 26,280 hours… 1,576,800 minutes. Some days I just sit and stare at her. Watching her little mouth move as she concentrates on her colouring. Watching her brow furrow a little as she gets close to the edges of the […]

The Lumiere Festival in Ottawa: A Beautiful Opportunity to Play


A few weeks ago, I took Willow to The Lumiere Festival here in Ottawa with my sister, my sister’s boyfriend and my friend Finn.  I didn’t know what to expect, other than what I saw on their website, but I knew that it was going to be a magical garden style event so I made […]

Tiny Tot Friendships: Pure Joy, Pure Bliss


One of my absolute favourite things I love about seeing Willow get older is seeing her interact with her little friends.  Not long ago, we had Crystal (OVM co-founder) over along with her two wee ones: Mason and Ava.  We didn’t know what the plan was but we knew it involved Starbucks and the park […]

Willow’s First 5K at The Color Run

Best photo ever!! #colorrun #ottawa

The Color Run hit Ottawa with a blast of pink, blue, orange and yellow powder… What started as a run in clean white shirts ended with a rainbow of people, dust flying everywhere and music pumping over the speakers.  It really did end up being the happiest 5K on the planet. The Color Run is […]

Potty Training Our Two and a Half Year Old


My husband is a stay-at-home dad and that means that he is often the one taking control of the day-to-day activities in our house and that includes things like potty training.  We started potty training Willow a couple of weeks ago and we’ve been really pleased with the results.  She seems to be ready and […]