Why Medical Families?

This is me…well, the me of 4 years ago. This is also me…a more recent version of me. I am a medical mom. I am an advocate. I am a storytelling photographer. I share the story of our lives.Partly, so our family can see us.Partly, so other families can see themselves.But mostly for me, becauseContinue reading “Why Medical Families?”

Figuring it Out

Click with Kids Project #5 I don’t know about you, but we have a ton of figures in our house; Avengers action figures, Playmobil people, the little green army soldiers like the guys in Toy Story… But the characters that have taken over our lives, the ones that are everywhere, in every nook and cranny ofContinue reading “Figuring it Out”

I'm Ready, What's Next – 2020

Well, this is it friends. This is the final week of my sixth consecutive project 52. Can you believe it? That’s three hundred twelve weeks worth of blog posts. Whew! It’s exhausting just thinking about it. And seeing as we are about to head in to a new decade this feels like the perfect timeContinue reading “I'm Ready, What's Next – 2020”

5 Senses

Click with Kids Project #4 Photography is so much about what we see and this project is all about trying to isolate some of the other senses. Mav has been really interested in working on this with me over the last couple of weeks.  With it being so busy around this time of year (forContinue reading “5 Senses”

#ChildHealthCan2019

I’m still in the process of organizing all of my thoughts after attending the Children’s Healthcare Canada Conference in Ottawa earlier this week, but I wanted to begin to share what I have been thinking about. A few weeks ago, I was invited to attend this conference by the Stollery Children’s Hospital Family Centred Care Network.Continue reading “#ChildHealthCan2019”

Hello, Alberta Children's Hospital

Last week was Kane’s first cardiology appointment at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary. We have been regular attendees at the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton for the last 7 years, but with our move to Canmore comes a new hospital and a lot of new learning. So we brought our cameras and headed overContinue reading “Hello, Alberta Children's Hospital”

Word Search

Click with Kids Project #3  We’ve been hard at work searching for letters. Here are a couple of the ones Kane and Mav found… Did you figure out which letters they were representing? When we decided to find the letters in their name I realized they more engaged if we looked for and photographed theContinue reading “Word Search”

Child Life…a gratitude letter

On September 23rd, 2019 my six year old son, Kane, underwent his second open heart surgery at the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. In the months leading up to Kane’s surgery, I kept struggling with two challenging thoughts… I was really concerned with how different this surgery would be than Kane’s first heart surgery when he wasContinue reading “Child Life…a gratitude letter”

Real Life

Bucket filled! This week I got to spend time with an amazing group of photographers at the Real Life Conference in Portland, while at the same time I was the guest moderator for Documentary Family Photogs on Instagram. Both of these opportunities provided a ton of learning and I have so many ideas moving forward. EachContinue reading “Real Life”

Iron Kane

Last Thursday, Kane and I were in Edmonton for an appointment with his cardiologist followed by our first pacemaker clinic. Turns out the electrophysiologist (pacemaker doc) involved with our case is actually our new neighbour in Canmore…just another interesting coincidence! Three weeks post surgery and things with Kane’s heart are looking good and we areContinue reading “Iron Kane”