Marriage

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 and 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 a bad thing it just required a few adjustments and some understanding of how his environment can help him thrive or struggle.

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Life

Life Lately + Looking Ahead

I'm currently 38 weeks pregnant and 6 days. We are one day short of a week from my due date of October 17! I can't believe how fast this pregnancy has flown by after the beginning stages feeling like they lasted forever. Alas, we are all ready for Baby K (thanks in part to the generosity of my baby shower) and are so anxious to meet her and introduce her to everyone.

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

Guys, Life, 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!

Pregnancy + Baby

Healthy Pregnancy Snacks

One of the benefits to being pregnant is eating more! Although it can be easy to indulge choosing healthy foods will benefit you + baby long term.

Lifestyle, Personal Growth, Relationships

Why You Should Actually Say Yes More Often

It may seem counterintuitive but I really think that instead of saying "No" more we need to start saying "Yes" more often.

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. Have you ever considered that there's another option and it doesn't include a bunch of scholarships or working two jobs while in school? It's a lot simpler than that but it does take planning and intentionality.

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, Uncategorized

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 school I had doubts about getting accepted, I failed three courses in undergrad and since I took a gap year most of my friends have already graduated. In some ways, it felt as if this day would never come. I also didn't think I would be 7 months pregnant as I wrote my last exams.

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