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Sharing Our Hearts

Photography and storytelling has been a major part of my own personal mental health and healing journey since becoming a medical mom. By documenting my life through my words and my images, I share what is happening in my world for others to see — our family members and other families. My hope is other familiesContinue reading “Sharing Our Hearts”

In Memory of Madison

Tonight, I learned an amazing family has had to say goodbye to their heart warrior. I am re-posting this blog in Madison’s memory with the hopes that those who love her will smile and reminisce about the wonderful memories they have of her. Voluntography – May 2016 Last week I met up with a RonaldContinue reading “In Memory of Madison”

I Believe – A Digital Story

One of my all time favourite images is the one you see when you first land of my website. The image is of a baby in an NICU isolette. My eyes are always drawn to all the hands and contact points between mother and baby. I find myself then looking at the NG tube andContinue reading “I Believe – A Digital Story”

College of Canadian Family Physicians

A few months ago I received an email that said, “On behalf of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, I am writing to ask if you would like to participate in Canadian Family Physician’s (CFP) Cover Project for our upcoming July 2021 issue.  We look for artists within Canada and in family medicine whoContinue reading “College of Canadian Family Physicians”

It’s Been a Week…

It’s been a week. We wait. We watch. We photograph. We talk. We find ways to connect with other kids, families, child life specialists, medical staff and researchers to continue to make the best of what life hands us. I don’t know about your family, but it always seems to me that we are chuggingContinue reading “It’s Been a Week…”

I Was There Too: #TuckerStrong

I Was There Too is a series of conversations I am having with photographers and medical families who are telling stories of life (and sometimes death) for families with medical complexities. Meet Mark and Megan Hewson. And their son, Tucker. I happened to meet Mark and Megan at the Treasure Life beads table outside theContinue reading “I Was There Too: #TuckerStrong”

I Was There Too: Judy Dahl

I Was There Too is (usually) a series of conversations I am having with photographers and medical moms who are telling stories of life for families with medical complexities. This week, in honour of Heart Day and CHD awareness week I chatted with the Child Life Specialist who supported Kane and our family during hisContinue reading “I Was There Too: Judy Dahl”

Tell Your Story: Sharing My Heart

Sharing your story is something each and every one of us can do. You can do it for yourself. You can do it to educate or inform others. However you choose to tell your story, just the act of telling it can help you to heal. I tell our story with my camera. The dayContinue reading “Tell Your Story: Sharing My Heart”

#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”

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”