February 14, 2018

The next member of my "Justice League" that I am going to introduce to you is my amazing Neuropsychologist, Dr. Cherisse McKay!

A Clinical Neuropsychologist is an expert in brain-behaviour relationships.

Early on in my work with Dr. McKay, I underwent neuropsychological...

November 14, 2017

The days and weeks leading up to Kase being born were filled with excitement and anticipation, but I would be lying if I said anxiety and terror were not apart of that too.  

Of course we were thrilled and couldn’t wait to meet him, but at times the ‘what if’s’, the ‘wh...

June 15, 2017

An Edible Therapy…

These past several months have lead to much reflection about what this blog actually means and how it can best fit into my life now.  I have been reflecting on why I started it and what it has led to.  I have been putting too much pressure on myself f...

March 28, 2017

Hey, Long time no blog! 

It’s hard to find the words to sum up 2017 thus far. Only the middle of March and it feels like so much has already happened. 

A new baby and a 6 year old take up a lot more of my time and energy than I ever imagined!  Between balancing my time w...

October 28, 2016

[Photo Cred: Julie Johnson of Vine Images]

We are still trying to adjust to our “new normal” of sleep since Kase has been born, that’s for sure!

Kase is pretty kind to us most nights, although, Chels might have something to say about that. There are many days that we are...

October 20, 2016

Hi!  It’s been quite awhile since my last post, but I’m so excited to be back! We had a special little somethin’ cooking up around here all summer. It was our first summer I didn’t have to fight to keep the A/C on! I would like to introduce you to our newest son,...

June 8, 2016

This past Saturday citizens of Hamilton, along with people from cities nationwide and worldwide, participated in a global initiative called 100 in 1 Day. 100 in 1 day is presented by Evergreen, a national not-for-profit organization that makes cities more livable....

June 1, 2016

Wild Leeks are in season!  Also known as “Ramps” these delicious ground delicacies are only in season for a few weeks of the year.  So get them while they’re good! 

 I was fortunate to get some from Chels’ Opa, who lives in Parrysound, on Ahmic Lake. He has a...

April 26, 2016

What a day! The “Baby Aplin Gender Reveal” went off without a hitch!

And wow, Kim and Sonia went all out on this one!  Fresh cut flowers, loads of salty snacks, sweet treats, and ice cold drinks!

It was such a gorgeous day!

photos by Kim Voortman

Kim and Sonia a...

April 23, 2016

April 23 and the days leading up to it are filled with an assortment of emotions in our household.

It is the anniversary of the accident.

We always celebrate on April 23, the day that God decided my time here wasn’t done,  but it also, always comes with a lot of heartbre...

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