Marriage, Personal Growth

Loving My ADD Husband

My husband was diagnosed with ADD as a child. As a result, he found it difficult to focus in a traditional school setting. The decision was made to homeschool him. He thrived being able to complete his schoolwork in the morning and expound his boundless energy playing the rest of the day. His ADD wasn't… Continue reading Loving My ADD Husband

Pregnancy + Baby

3rd Trimester Update

In lieu of being 37 weeks tomorrow and officially early term over preterm, I thought it was time to give one last pregnancy update. I was thinking about my third-trimester experiences compared to previous trimesters and I think this trimester just may be my favourite. Although at times I feel really uncomfortable, hot, tired and don't… Continue reading 3rd Trimester Update

Parenting, Personal Growth, Pregnancy + Baby, Relationships

I’m Scared to Have the Sex Talk with my Daughter One Day

Can anyone else relate? I know I'm a long way off from having to answer any awkward questions about sex just yet. Still, the thought of navigating this tricky subject makes me nervous! As I've gone through pregnancy and the closer I get to having my baby the reality of parenting sets in more each day:… Continue reading I’m Scared to Have the Sex Talk with my Daughter One Day

Frugal Living, Lifestyle

University Without Debt

Does graduating from post-secondary school without debt sound intimidating or unrealistic to you? At first, it did to me too. With all the pressure to take out student loans, it seems like the norm is to graduate with at least some debt. However, have you ever considered that there's another option and it doesn't include… Continue reading University Without Debt

Lifestyle, Pregnancy + Baby

Everything No One Tells You About You’re First Pregnancy (Part 2)

In part one of this series, I talked about everything I didn't expect during the first and second trimesters of pregnancy. Now that I'm nearing the end of my pregnancy I thought I'd share a few more tidbits I've been learning about pregnancy and birth. To read Part 1 click here You Don't Need a… Continue reading Everything No One Tells You About You’re First Pregnancy (Part 2)

Life, Personal Growth

4 Years Later: My University Experience

About a week ago I wrote my very last exam of my undergrad (#boomdone!). As thrilling as this accomplishment was I don't feel done with school or that I've actually finished my undergrad.  Not until I have my diploma in hand will it seem real. Finishing university seems like such a surreal experience because in high… Continue reading 4 Years Later: My University Experience

Marriage

4 Unexpected Ways Your Husband Wants to Make You Happy

You may have just read that title and thought "Courtney what are you talking about? You don't know my husband, all he wants to do is irritate me." Yes, I don't know your specific situation, but I do know that if we change how we perceive our circumstances it can affect our relationships profoundly. My… Continue reading 4 Unexpected Ways Your Husband Wants to Make You Happy

Life, Personal Growth, Relationships, Uncategorized

5 Way’s to Prioritize Self Care

The first time I heard about self-care was from my practicum professor who also happens to be a therapist (class felt like a therapy session because we just talked about our practicums and ate food, it was literally the best.). Our professor knowing that we all lead stressful and busy lives especially as students on… Continue reading 5 Way’s to Prioritize Self Care