First Family Trip

April 21, 2017

Now that Hudson is 6 months old, we thought it would be the perfect time to go on our first family vacation. We were originally tossing the idea of Hawaii around, but decided against it because we didn’t know how he would handle traveling and sleeping in a strange place. We thought it would be better to stay somewhat local, so if the shit hit the fan, we could just drive home. Kevin came up with the idea of Tofino…

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Stop the Mom Guilt

March 2, 2017

  I am a relatively new mom (Hudson is 5 months old); and although I’m new in the game, I have both witnessed and been a victim of the dreaded “mom guilt.” It drives me bananas! It is time for us moms to put our foot down and say, “Let me do what I feel is best for myself and my child!”   Below are five things that I have been made to feel guilty about—because of other people as…

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New Blog Name

February 15, 2017
Vancouver Mom Blog

You may have noticed the name of my blog has changed. Before it was under my personal name, but it is now called “Dear Hudson.” I wanted to change it because the reason I’m blogging is so that Hudson can go back and read what we did as a family, how he was as a baby, and my random and candid thoughts. Also, nobody knows who I am (or cares haha!) and having a blog named after myself and not…

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Four Months Old

February 8, 2017

First off, where did the time go? These last couple months have flown by, and I think it’s because Hudson and I are starting to get in our own rhythm/routine. I’m able to read his cues a lot easier now, so it’s easy to attend to his needs.     Month Four is a huge milestone, and you can really see it in his development. Seeing Hudson coo, laugh, giggle and start to recognize certain people is really fun. Even…

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“Sleep Training”

February 2, 2017

Hudson has been sleeping through the night since week 9. He falls asleep at 7:30pm and sleeps for a full 12 hours. When I tell this to other new parents, I usually get a stunned look and a response of, “I hate you.” Many people have asked if we sleep trained Hudson, but I wouldn’t call it that. We just followed some simple rules that we found worked for all of us.   Disclaimer: Every baby is different and not…

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Baby Shower

January 6, 2017

I’m super blessed to have two amazing sisters and a Mom who love Hudson and spoil him. They also know how to put on an amazing baby shower. And that’s what I got! My sister Laura, who is a local business socialite (you can check out her blog here, brought goodies from some local businesses like; The Habit Project – Nut mylks Bebe De Luxe – Coconut and oat milk bath Reddy Made Cakes – Cake Shop Tineke – Cake topper…

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People Always Ask

December 19, 2016

  Now that I’ve “levelled up” in the adult world and had a baby, people always ask me if I want another. And you know what? That’s a really difficult question to answer when my baby is still considered a newborn and the birth is still very clear and vivid in my memory. My sister is convinced I’ll be pregnant again within two years, but I’ve told her not to hold her breath. So to answer the ubiquitous question “Do…

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Two Months Old

December 8, 2016

Part 1   It has been a full month since posting my first month experiences of being a new Mom…and in one month, a lot has changed! I’m easing into the “Mom role” a little more each day. I am much more relaxed when handling the simple, everyday tasks that prove to be—well, not so simple! For example:   Leaving the house. What you’d think might be a one-and-done decision turns into a barrage of questions. How do I most…

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No Bake Energy Bites

November 25, 2016

I don’t know about you but when I get hungry, I get hungry fast. I find myself rummaging through cupboards and the refrigerator looking for anything to grab and eat. Especially now that I’m breastfeeding my blood sugar drops quickly and I start shaking and it’s not good for me or anyone around me. So I’ve come up with a super quick and easy no bake energy bite recipe. These are great to have on a busy day in between…

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Wedding Florist

November 12, 2016

Kevin and I were supposed to get married on Sept 24th of this year, but in January we received a big surprise—we were expecting! My due date was Sept 27th. I didn’t want to take the chance of getting married so close to my due date, so we thought it best to postpone our wedding until the following summer. We rescheduled our wedding date for June 10, 2017; and now that it’s almost 6 months away, I’m beginning to organize…

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