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Sharing Stories

As the summer winds down and we head into a new school year, it’s still hard to believe how much has changed over the last two years. It’s been a wild ride between moving to Canmore, leaving teaching, Kane’s heart surgery, and living through a pandemic! These are just some of my stories of resilience.Continue reading “Sharing Stories”

Summer Time!

I never write personal blogs anymore, which is crazy because that’s how this all started! Eight years ago, I wrote Finally, My First Blog Post. It was six months after Kane was born and I was coming down off the whole NICU experience. In that first blog I wrote, “Kane has reminded me of what’sContinue reading “Summer Time!”

Tell Your Story – Through the Years

I Was There Too is a series of conversations I am having with families and photographers documenting and normalizing life with medical complexities. In this chat I’m talking with Kate Nguy, whose family I photographed 13 times over six years. Throughout that time they went from a couple who were pregnant with their first daughterContinue reading “Tell Your Story – Through the Years”

Click With Kids: Scavenger Hunt

“Mom, can we go for a stroll?” I know Kane is sick of sitting in a hospital bed when he says something like that! For those of you who don’t know things went a little sideways after Kane’s surgery at the beginning of April. If you are thinking, “WHAT?! Kane had surgery?! Was it hisContinue reading “Click With Kids: Scavenger Hunt”

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”

I Was There Too: Kelly Marleau

I Was There Too is a series of conversations I am having with photographers and medical moms who are telling stories of life for families with medical complexities. This time I am talking with an Edmonton based photographer who has told our family’s story. Meet Kelly Marleau of Fiddle Leaf Photography. I originally met KellyContinue reading “I Was There Too: Kelly Marleau”

This is (Almost) 40

Have you ever worked on a project, photography or otherwise, that requires so much work and yet once it ends you realize just how important it was to you? That’s a Project 52 for me. For six years I documented my family’s life and wrote about what was happening in a blog post every singleContinue reading “This is (Almost) 40”

Hello 2021

And GOODBYE 2020! I can’t help it…with the end of the year, I find myself reflecting on what has happened and planning ahead for what’s next. This year I find myself stuck on the fact that I didn’t take nearly enough pictures of my boys on my “big camera”. I think part of it wasContinue reading “Hello 2021”

I Was There Too: Rachel Martens

I Was There Too is a series of conversations I am having with other medical moms and photographers who are telling stories of life for families with medical complexities. Meet Rachel Martens. Here’s a little intro in Rachel’s own words, “I’ve been married to my wonderful spouse Nick for 17 years. I’m mom to aContinue reading “I Was There Too: Rachel Martens”