Double The Fun

I'm Brianne and I am a local TV producer and videographer in York Region. My job enables me to share stories and experiences with my viewers. At the age of 32 I am now writing a new chapter of my own...I'm a first time expectant mommy of not only one but two bundles of joy! The journey hasn't been an easy one. It's included a devastating miscarriage, infertility fears, followed by the unexpected yet amazing news that my husband and I will be welcoming twins in the spring. I started writing my blogs as a way to share my experiences, the good and the bad, as well as a way to help other moms and dads out there that might be going through something similar.

Everyday Essentials

When you first become a parent you go a little overboard with the ‘essentials.’ The bouncers, the bottles, the bumbos, the ‘stuff!’ As your kids grow, the stuff that you thought was so important dwindles … there’s still ‘stuff’ but now it’s THEIR stuff, the stuff they can’t live without … the dolls, the toys, the crafts, the crayons. But you also learn about the ‘stuff’ that makes a big difference for you as a...

February 1, 2018 Read Blog

In the Blink of an Eye

How did this happen? Weren’t they just born yesterday? Don’t get me wrong, some stages and days seemed like they went on for a lifetime. But whether good or bad, the days, the months, the years have flown by. You know when they say “don’t wish time away because before you know it they’ll be grown.” I actually took heed when people said this … even on those seemingly impossible days. I was running on empty in terms of sleep and...

November 17, 2017 Read Blog

One Foul Swoop

How is it that everything I was holding onto to keep my little girls ‘babies’ could be gone in one foul swoop? We talked up giving their soothers to Santa’s baby reindeer for six months…half of a year! And within two nights they weren’t even mentioned! Almost four-years of having something that they relied on night after night was over in 48-hours. How is that even possible? And that was just the beginning! That same week they...

January 25, 2017 Read Blog


Soothers were something that we never had a choice on. With our girls being born two months prematurely and without mature sucking skills (babies need to have a suck that is both coordinated and strong to be able to feed from breast or bottle) they were given soothers as soon as they entered the NICU. My husband and I were fine with it, I always figured that whatever made them happy is what we would go with. I sucked my thumb as a baby so I...

January 18, 2017 Read Blog


When I was growing up I remember having a couple of babysitters who would come over and watch me and my brother. It was always the same faces; the teenagers in our neighbourhood who we knew from seeing out on the street, Christmas get-togethers and when out riding our bikes. It was a very tight knit community. So when I became a parent and we finally felt ready to leave the girls with someone other than the grandparents, I thought there would...

November 15, 2016 Read Blog

The Crap You Don’t Need

Bumbos. Wipe warmers. Sleep sacks. Jolly Jumpers. Becoming a parent is a whirlwind not to mention overwhelming! And I don’t mean JUST because we are now responsible for these little human beings that we love more than anything in the world. Sure, that’s a lot to take in…but I ALSO mean because of the amount of STUFF that comes with them! The stuff! OMG the STUFF! It’s easy to get overwhelmed and carried away when making that...

November 1, 2016 Read Blog

Wearing Many Hats

It's been over a year since we made the decision for me to quit my longtime career to stay home with our girls. It wasn't a decision we took lightly. We knew that it would mean that money would be tight, we couldn't 'keep up with the Joneses' and some sacrifices would have to be made. But it was the right move for us and we have no regrets. I have nothing against being a working mom. Many of my friends manage to find a balance between work...

October 11, 2016 Read Blog

Cold and Flu Season

Well it's that time of year again, time for the stuffy noses and coughs not to mention the fevers and aches. I should've expected it, especially with the twins starting preschool, but it actually caught me off guard. First came the earaches, then the stuffy noses, followed by coughing. It had been so long since the girls had been sick that I was left scrambling to remember what to do to help give them some relief. Did we have any...

September 29, 2016 Read Blog

Big Changes in a Short Time

I hope that I'm not jinxing myself by writing this blog, but I honestly feel that we've entered an awesome age and stage with the girls. Don't get me wrong, all stages are awesome in their own rite, but some are definitely more 'trying' than others, and when caught in that moment, we often forget to appreciate it. It wasn't that long ago that I was writing a blog about how life with three year olds was one of the hardest stages we had gone...

September 5, 2016 Read Blog

Prepping for Preschool

I started writing my blogs back when I was put on bed rest while pregnant with the girls. I remember it like it was yesterday; stepping away from my storytelling career to keep my unborn little ones safe, and at the same time needing somewhere to allow my storytelling abilities to shine. How was that more than three-years ago? How is this the 88th blog that I've had published? How are my babies starting pre-school in just a couple of...

August 29, 2016 Read Blog

Packing Up

You'd think that when you're packing up to go away during the summertime that would mean less packing. I mean, you're wearing less and lighter clothing so you'd think that would mean less luggage. Well in our house that's definitely not the case! When I was younger and kid-less I took for granted just how easy and fast it was to pack up and get out the door. Now, with my stuff, my hubby’s things, our dog and twin toddlers the list...

August 10, 2016 Read Blog

New Friendships

Have you ever noticed over the years the people who you once considered your closest friends sometimes grow farther and farther away? Not physically, but your connection just dwindles for whatever reason. Sometimes it’s to do with your lives becoming different, kids definitely do that. You find out who your real friends are once you have kids, I’ve heard that before. I don’t necessarily believe that’s true. I was friends with certain...

August 3, 2016 Read Blog

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