This Is What 15 Years of Marriage Looks Like

Vivian Email 15th Anniversary

On July 15, 2000, my husband and I were married in rural Manitoba.   That was fifteen years ago today. This is how our anniversary played out this morning. * I adjust my duvet cover and look at Chris, who’s half a kilometre away in our king-size bed. “Hey, Happy Anniversary,” […]

Surviving the Calgary Stampede with Kids

Calgary Stampede Family

There are many ways to survive The Calgary Stampede as an intact family. Here are five. 1. Leave town. Without your children. I’m on Breakfast TV this morning. Then I’m heading east for a girls’ trip with my mom, aunt, sister, and cousin in Saskatchewan. Yeehaw! 2. If you can’t leave […]

Funny and Easy Gifts for Mother’s Day

Mother's Day

It’s nearly Mother’s Day. Usually I celebrate Mother’s Day by calling my mom and apologizing for not sending her a card. Being awesome, my mom says she doesn’t want a card. Look how amazing she was (and still is…even though this picture was taken a few years ago). But this Mother’s […]