Welcome to This Kinda Life, showing the hilarious misadventures of two women navigating life with kids.

Stop Holding Yourself Back from Having a Great Life

Stop Holding Yourself Back from Having a Great Life

Apryl shares how she was holding herself back until one unforgettable trip with family put it all in perspective.

For eight days I had a view of the Atlantic Ocean from a rented home in Prince Edward Island. The sun would set, making the sky gorgeous pink. The bald eagles were flying around. The waves could be heard from the spot we were sitting.

Transitioning to a Family of Five

Transitioning to a Family of Five

How we’re helping our kids get used to the idea of a new family dynamic and becoming a family of five.

I remember the worries I felt when I was expecting my last baby. Would it change how I felt about my first born? Would I be able to love two children fiercely and without limits? Would I secretly favour one over the other? How could there possibly be room in my heart to love two people so utterly and completely and how could I love another baby as much as my first?! 

Of course when Abby was born I was instantly in love for a second time and my heart seemed to spontaneously double in size. There was no favoritism but instead love for my two girls  in different ways, for their different qualities and unique personalities. 

Let Them Be Weird

Let Them Be Weird

In a world where people are trying to fit in, why I’m letting my kid stay weird.

In two days, my kid is going into grade 5. You guys!! Grade 5!

So much growth happens between grade 5 and 8 where kids are finding who they are, who their friends are and picking a sport they want to excel in.

This age can be confusing as they go through hormonal changes too. They wrestle with their emotions, their body changes and try to navigate the popularity hierarchy at school.

What’s really cool about my kid is that he doesn’t care about what others think yet. I hope he stays that way.

I Got Mommy Guilted Over Maternity Leave

I Got Mommy Guilted Over Maternity Leave

I Got Mommy Guilted Over Maternity Leave, and why it’s not ok. 

There are so many perks to working for yourself. More flexibility. More control and more creative freedoms. With that also comes more responsibility, more hours and often more headaches – because you care about each and every detail of the business you are trying to build. And in my case, it also means no maternity leave. Which is something I’m totally OK with! 

I Put My Family On Busy Detox

I Put My Family On Busy Detox

Is being on the go all the time really better for our kids? Apryl shares how she put her family on a busy detox this summer and loved it!

I’ve heard it over and over and over again: limit screen time. Keep kids active. Get outside and enjoy the day. Go! Go! Go!

Guess what? Sometimes kids, and let’s get real, adults too, really need to chill out.

The Joys of Being a Boy Mom

The Joys of Being a Boy Mom

Being a mom is pretty awesome, but there’s something particularly sweet about being a mom of a boy.

A while back I wrote on Instagram a little letter to Sarah and offered some pieces of advice about being a mom to a boy.

A small caption on social media doesn’t cut it.

I’ve been a mom to a boy for almost 10 years, and in that decade,  I’ve learned a lot about myself and about this mysterious gender.

Bring on The Baby Sprinkle! 

Bring on The Baby Sprinkle! 

When Apryl said she was planning a baby sprinkle I was completely honoured and thrilled! If you haven’t heard this fairly new lingo, a sprinkle is smaller scale baby shower. Usually for moms who already have a few kids but still want to celebrate their newest addition with a few friends and family.  

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