Author Archives: Mandy

About Mandy

A mother of three photographs and writes about her life.

The Power of Happy

Do you have the moments when all the stresses of life melt away and you are consumed by a wave of happiness? They can be simple moments. Times when the universe aligns for a moment and everything seems right. A … Continue reading

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Cleaning Up

I have some OCD tendencies.  I’ll admit it.  I like things a certain way and it drives me mad when they aren’t that way.  In fact I tend to hit a bit of a depression when I am overwhelmed by … Continue reading

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My Boys

In some ways I think my boys are more demanding of my attention than my daughter.   My boys are very sweet little guys. At nine years old they are far more kind and caring than I could have hoped for. … Continue reading

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Making A Home

The act of finding a suitable place to live is another one of those crazy unpredictable things in life. You may have one idea of how it should go, but chances are it won’t end up that way. We had … Continue reading

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A Long Journey

I’m going to empathize long here! Driving over 3000 kms in a truck with your spouse, three kids, dog and let’s not forget the hamster is the definition of insanity! At least I’m pretty sure it comes close to it. … Continue reading

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Poor Patient

I am such a baby when I’m sick!  And it seems that it only getting worse as I get older.  Or perhaps it’s as my kids get older.  It’s almost like the instincts that give me “mommy mode” know that … Continue reading

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The Definition of Me

The question of what defines us as individuals has been asked by many professionals and individuals alike.  For some of us it’s our careers, for others it’s our heritage and for some their baggage.  I think for all of us … Continue reading

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Big Shoes To Fill

I’m quite sure somewhere along the way someone has told you that being a parent isn’t easy, and well I’m here to confirm it.  There is a lot of pressure to get it right.  To not screw up your children.  … Continue reading

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Eastward Bound

When you’ve decided that change is what you need, figuring out what that looks like is a huge challenge.  There are so many things to consider, especially when you have three  little kids.  We looked at so many things like … Continue reading

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Join Them!

Video games are more popular than even and you’d be hard pressed to find a kid out there who hasn’t played one. There’s a lot of controversy and debate over the worth and problems that arise from our children being … Continue reading

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