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The truth about “Contented Little Baby”

The truth about “Contented Little Baby”

There’s a book about every possible method of parenting…..I really mean it To co-Sleep or not to Co-sleep

 

 

But there’s a fine line between reality and fiction…..and I’m here to say no 2 situations are ever the same and therefore it’s not a one size fit all. I am no expert nor am I going to say I know the perfect formula because “News Flash” there isn’t one!!

Yup there is no way to know what you are doing is correct not is there

I swore by Gina Ford’s book when I had Jennah…I braged at how I followed it and it was my saviour

Take a break…..

Take a break…..

Mind Break

I’m not the best person to take a a step back and Relax… not in my On-the-go personality…..

Everyone knows how I always have so much on my plate at one time. I’m Miss Busy Bee AND I deeply suffer from

FOMO…..yes Fear Of Missing Out

Even though I’ve substantially decreased so many aspects of my “previous life” with the Move to Canada.

Less friends, no family, no work/job, no business, NOTHING….absolutley NOTHING!

Well guess what? I somehow took a step back and decided to embrace it.

My forced upon me life Break…..

Maybe now I’ll take up Yoga and Meditation Loool!

Making life Memorable while on Standby

 

Tribute to Moms

Tribute to Moms
Mothers-Day

Mothers-Day

Everyone has a special place in their heart for their mother. Sure let’s admit it there’s always times we don’t seem to see eye-to-eye but we grow up and realize “Mother knows best”!

I really find myself understanding my mother a lot more now that I have children of my own. I find myself saying things and realizing I sound exactly like her and try to resist laughing when I see the reaction on my daughter’s face knowing EXACTLY what is going through her head ready to tell her “been there done that”

But at the end of the day we love them with all our hearts and know that we need to cherish them.

There’s no better way to celebrate our Moms with actually giving them a National Holiday called Mother’s Day…. Now being from the Middle east we celebrate Mother’s day on March 20. Now that I’m in North America this year I’ll be wishing my mom a Happy Mother’s day on May 14th from across the Atlantic…. A lot further than i’d like but that’s life, we have to make the best of it no matter where we are.

So Starting today until the day I’ll be posting Mother’s Day Theme posts. From little snippets for all those in Edmonton, Alberta on things around town as inspiration of what they can do for their mom’s or for themselves!!!

Making Life Memorable for all moms and daughters.

Back in Time

Back in Time

I think there’s a moment in every mom’s life that she sees a video (or picture) of her child and realizes “Holy Moly” they’ve grown so much. Was I awake for all of it??

Obviously that’s what happened to me when I was looking for a specific picture on my external hard drive…. I just replayed, replayed and replayed it over and over again.

It was going down memory lane and realizing all those cliches about our children growing. Don’t take me wrong I love every age and I’m more than happy not to have to go through potty training but I wish I was a little bit more relaxed about all the details so that I can actually enjoy my girls more.

 

Then…..

Now…

Making life Memorable no matter what stage of your life you’re in.

Go with the flow…..

Go with the flow…..
Go with the flow…..

I find that there’s a similarity between living in Kuwait and Canada…..Sounds totally out of wack I know but it involves the weather.

There were many times when I would have the perfect plan of how I would like to spend my day….Ha ha ha! Jokes on me, you can’t always plan especially when there are so many external forces working in another direction.

So many times when we were in Kuwait I would have the best outdoor plan to take the girls and we wake up on the day and it’s just way to dusty to go out let alone spend the day outdoors.

Well much to my surprise we have cancelled several “outdoor” plans in Canada because of too much snow!!! When we thought it had all cleared up we wake up to a few inches of snow and spend it at the mall or movies instead.

So when I planned the girls’ Easter weekend to go to an Easter event at Prairie Gardens and realize its not happening when read online:

* Hop! Into Spring Festival – Cancelled *
Due to the extremely wet, snowy and muddy conditions – we’re sorry to announce that we’re cancelling the Hop! Into Spring Festival this weekend (April 29 & 30). Apologies for any inconvenience.

We just had to change the plan and just do something in the warmth of the indoors….West Edmonton Mall it was!!!

Stay tuned to see our visit to Prairie Gardens!

Making Like Memorable no matter what challenges we face!!

Memories of April

Memories of April

I’ve decided that the last day of each month I’m going to post a gallery of pictures of some of my highlights for the whole month….. I may decide just to put the pictures or possibly have some commentary all depends on my inspiration

Here goes my first in the series……………………………

Making Life Memorable our way!

Don’t save that Glitter!!!

Don’t save that Glitter!!!

In my big move from Kuwait to Canada I was faced with the extreme challenge of putting my life into boxes….. A lifetime of memories, accumulating and collecting was put to the test of ” attempt to sell”, “Give Away”, “Save” or “Pack”.

For every website, Pin, organizing list it was universal in its advice. Sound simple until you actually have to do it! This is in no way a post to help you in packing on the contrary it’s about how you should live leading up to the point of needing to pack.

I always took pride in my double closet in my home office/craft room filled with everything your heart desires when it comes to crafting materials. It was really a miniature craft store on its own from paints, card stock, colored  papers, paintbrushes, crafting tools, Styrofoam , felt, fabric, ribbons, wrapping papers, beads, an array of canvases, paint brushes, sketchbooks, floral supplies and most importantly GLITTER. 

In my mind there’s glitter and there’s GLITTER. To the normal person they really sound/look the same. Nope!! not for me. There was regular glitter that I let my girls use and splurge on and there’s GLITTER that was “special glitter” that the girls were only allowed to admire from afar and I was the only one that used it sparingly.

Then the day came that I opened my wonderfully organized and stocked up closet and I had to part with it AAAALLLLL….. The cost of shipping could not be justified in comparison to buying everything new was my husbands perspective, Logic says he’s right but then there’s my crafting logic screaming internally “Precious….its precious!”

I replayed in my head all the times we didn’t use the GLITTER while crafting and the life lesson hit me. Never save anything for that “special” day. Use it and abuse it because you never know where life takes you and you end up looking back like I did at all the missed chances to enjoy it.

 

 

So don’t forget use that GLITTER while Making Life Memorable before you have to give it away!!!

Snow to Sun

Snow to Sun

Weather in every Country is super unique and it creates a new appreciation to nature. I’ve never lived anywhere that snowed….let alone continuously cold for long periods of time. I’m now living in Canada that is teaching a new appreciation to both Snow and Sun.

 

It almost sounds unreal when I say I came from +50 C to -40 C…. hard to really wrap your head around it. As one of my friends said (and I repeat continuously)  “There’s no such thing as bad weather just bad clothing”. I find now with a good coat and boots I can last about 5 minutes outdoors….LOL!!! I actually made myself laugh as I wrote that……

 

 

 

 

Again its what you make out of it…. snow angels snow men and all

 

 

 

 

And then when it all melts you have a gorgeous clear sky…..

 

 

Your kids get super excited and run up a brown hill that will soon be green…..

 

 

 

………and scream AAAAAALLLL the way down.

 

 

 

It’s all about taking those lemons life gave you and making Lemonade… So Making Life  Memorable is in the palm of your hands!!

It’s official They Have a YouTube Channel

It’s official They Have a YouTube Channel

In this day and age it’s so hard to keep up with our kids. Even though it seems things are so much more convenient and accessible there isn’t enough time. Even though I have extremely strict rules about electronics (and I’ve been successful so far!) Kids are just built differently these day and we as parents have to adjust and know when to give and come to a mutual agreement about it all….

The girls have been wanting to have their own YouTube channel for some time and I’ve prolonged it as much as I can. Until one day Jennah came up to me with her notepad and we finally set some YouTube rules.

So this summer we will keep everyone entertained with what my girls think is the theme…. Stay tuned and as they always say “Please Subscribe!”

I’ll leave you with their Intro….

 

Well as it turns out my kids even go by my motto without me intentially teaching it….all about Making Life Memorable