Ships to Shore Festival in Steveston – May 5 – 7

If you’re looking for something cool to do this weekend, the Ships to Shore Festival, Steveston’s annual Tallships festival,  is in full swing at Garry Point Park! The ship this year is the Kaiko Maru, a four-masted training ship from Japan. The boys and I were lucky enough to get a chance to go on board. […]

Easy Ways To Add More Fiber To Your Diet 

I found out recently that my iron is in the toilet. I was supposed to continue taking iron supplements postpartum, until I stop breastfeeding. I somehow thought I could stop once I was no longer pregnant. WHOOPS! So I am back on the big-dog iron supplements. The kind you have to get from behind the […]

Sleep Training 2.0 – Realities of Sleep Training Your Second Kid

I was really really hoping we wouldn’t have to do this again. I was hoping Olin would figure it out on his own, learn to string sleep together into gradually longer intervals. But here we are, Olin turned a year old, and was still only sleeping 2 hour stretches in his crib.  Sleep training Breccan […]

DBT Skills for Parents: ACCEPTS for Distress Tolerance

When you’re with kids all day, there are inevitably moments of chaos and distress. There’s nothing like multiple screaming kids clinging to you to send you into a panic! When you live with mental illness, It isn’t just regular moments of distress that spike your cortisol spiking. Depending on your individual triggers, simple things like […]

Suicidal Thoughts When You Are A Parent

I have been behind on posting. We had a string of guests and visitors, plus a string of beautiful weather, so I’ve been enjoying all of it! Throw a little sleep-training and old-fashioned procrastination on top of it, and that’s why we didn’t have a post last week and ate late this week!  Today we […]