The Year of Tammi
Lifestyle

The Year of Tammi

Sometime in 2016 I casually mentioned to someone that it was ‘the year of Tammi‘, and while that is an unclear term, I felt I had to keep the fine details to myself because at the core was an internal struggle of which I was ashamed and fearful. I was facing an unchartered path and didn’t know whether or…

Goodness Starts Today
Parenting

Goodness Starts Today

As I stare at the August calendar and count the days left in summer holidays, my heart sinks. It’s been an awesome break for us, and we’ve certainly made the most, just as we set out to do when summer first began. From a cross-Canada trip, sun-filled days spent playing in the backyard, and so…

When a Child Gets Lost
Parenting

When a Child Gets Lost

It doesn’t matter how diligent you are as a parent, at some point, you will lose your child. Losing sight of your child is an experience that you’ll never forget, the panic hits like a truck and shakes your entire being. Seconds seem like hours and you’re torn in every direction, even hysterical.  I have no problem…

So I Don’t Forget
Parenting

So I Don’t Forget

I must have the worst memory in the world. Sometimes my husband will say things like, “remember that restaurant we went to years ago, when we travelled to …“. And, I have no clue what he’s talking about. Most of my memories are sporadic and broad, the fine details mostly non-existent. It’s something that has…

Month In Photos: June 2015
Photography

Month In Photos: June 2015

  June 2015 marked the official start of summer vacation. My oldest daughter completed Grade 5, which means she’s now off to {*gulp*} middle school. Actually, I still call it Junior High, which I’m told isn’t said anymore. That’s probably for the best, since the ‘Degrassi Junior High’ theme song runs through my head every…

Let it Go, Let it Go
Organization

Let it Go, Let it Go

Recently I tore through our house in a mad fury, making piles marked “toss,” “donate” and “keep.” I wish I could say my actions stemmed from some of that refreshing springtime energy, but, in fact, it all stemmed from frustration. This latest heavy purge was the result of being buried by an avalanche of boxes,…