Have I ever mentioned that our extended family is in the tool business? KMS Tools specializes in woodworking and metal working which means that family gatherings veer towards talk about the latest restored vehicle or some off-kilter invention that results in a Youtube video.
Good sex is like exercise it involves training and breaking a sweat.
Good sex grows like your garden, slow and steady. We don’t expect a tiny seed once it’s planted to pop up instantly into a giant oak tree.
Good sex isn’t buying a fully restored vintage car. It’s building one from the ground up and having the satisfaction of all the hard work put into making it run like a dream.
Good sex doesn’t come from using sex as a weapon to get what you want. Sex is part of the tool kit for building a healthy relationship.
Good sex doesn’t come from not talking about sex.
We are all caught up on no sleep over here! I took one tired-eye picture and slipped on my shades. Our three nights with no kids were filled with delicious sleep but unfortunately we came back to a very cute, very sleep resistant 1 1/2 year old. For the first time in three children we’re seriously considering hiring a sleep consultant.
Low-waisted culottes are body-banned. There’s something about how they meet my muffin top (No matter how small) and cling to my thighs that is unflattering, in the most un-zeitgeist of ways.
Enter the high-waisted culotte. Unlike it’s cantankerous cousin it cinches and covers my baby-belly and highlights the smallest part of my waist.
Sorry for my absence this week. If only I had a team of writers…(dream). Ben and I were away on a much needed, child-free holiday in Tofino for three days. It was a glorious time. If you follow me on Instagram you know I was having fun sporting my father-in-law’s suede, fringe coat which was given to him when he was in 8th grade. Ben at first was mildly horrified/embarrassed by my fashion choice but adjusted quickly to my flying, flapping fringe.
This image is of the moment, the exact moment, that my friend Tami met her baby boy for the first time. I know this moment three times over. The elation, joy, relief and fatigue. The full embrace and yet shock of the newfound responsibility. I am a mommy and yet just yesterday I was someone’s baby.
Yesterday a friend who met my boys for the first time said, “Your heart must be melting all day long.” My kids are sweet and they fill my heart with so much pride and joy. The fact that I was chosen to be their mom is one of the greatest gifts God has given me. When the world is moving too fast and I feel overwhelmed I ask myself what should I be focussing my time and energy on. The answer is being a mom.
It’s not every day I get to interview one of my main creative inspirations and a grand daddy in the fashion and lifestyle blogging world. Todd Selby was one of the first bloggers to make a mark on the internet and is an established name (Read über famous) in the world of fashion and design.
Did you know homemade pinwheels are super easy to make? Light-weight paper such as magazine pages works best for really little kids who are still working on their blowing skills. Medium weight paper (i.e. drawing paper) is great for older kids who can also create designs on their pinwheel with crayons and markers.
Motherhood brings many changes not least of which is to your breasts. Before kids I was the girl who would try to avoid wearing a bra at all costs. I was a smallish size and could get away with no bra in the winter if I was suitably layered. If I was wearing a bra the first thing I did when I got home was tear that poorly fitted, underwire cutting into flesh torture device off.
The musty scent of old books in a dimly lit room with shelves towering overhead and dust particles dancing through the air is kind of like heaven, no? The boys and I went with our friend Diane to Lawrence Books in Vancouver where she let Levi pick out an armful of children’s books for his upcoming birthday.