December 22, 2014

Causal Christmas Party OOTD


Casual Holiday/Christmas Staff Party or Dinner Out fit.
Watch the video below for ideas








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December 14, 2014

Perschooler Stocking and Gift Ideas


Do you have a Preschooler that you need some inspiration on gift ideas or stocking stuffers? You've come to the right place!


For stocking stuffer ideas for a perschooler girl click the youtube link below!



For present ideas for a 3 year old girl watch the video below!




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Cute Christmas Decorations




Christmas Decorations!

For more cute Christmas decoration ideas watch the video below






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December 09, 2014

What To Do With Old Santa Photos?



 Do you have years worth of santa photos and have no idea what to do with them? 
Watch this video for a super cute idea for all your old pictures 








December 04, 2014

Dear Santa, Love H&H


Cute letter to Santa read by Hannah & Hailey them selves <3








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December 03, 2014

Minnie Mouse Birthday Party



Minnie Mouse Party DIY's


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Minnie Mouse Cake Pop! Learn how in the video below


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Minnie Mouse Rice Crispy's! Learn how in the video below



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Easy Party Banner! Watch the video below



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Marshmallow pops & Marshmallow Minnie mouse pops! Learn how in the video below




Orange Day




Orange Day
1 outfit , 3 meals, 2 snacks, 3 activities 


Natural Holiday Scents




Make your own Christmas scents!
Holiday Spice
Warm Apple Pie
Orange Cinnamon Vanilla


                                                   Watch the video to learn how to make them!


  


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November 19, 2014

Honey Lemon Pepper Chicken Recipe


Fast and easy dinner for the family!
All you need is 6 things. Click the video for the recipe


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November 09, 2014

Fall Target Mom Look Book

My first look book! Done with a tripod

Clothing for moms who don't have a ton of money or live in big cities with lots of clothing stores. 3 New pieces of clothing with 2-3 outfits to wear them with.



There is a copyright song in the video, so the video only works in some countries and on some platforms. If your on you phone it might work on the computer. Sorry, I was listening to Taylor swift  shake it off and then when I went to use a song playable on youtube it just didn't work. Lesson learned for next time! 



November 03, 2014

Definition of a YouTube Mom

What is a YouTube mom?

A YouTube Mom is just like any other YouTuber. It's someone who; Films them selves or their life and posts it on YouTube. Someone who makes Vlogs (Video Blogs). A person who connects with an audience, whether it be 10 views or 100,000,000 viewers. Someone with a passion of telling stories who inspires and entertains people.

Some moms are teen moms while others are older and more stable. Some choose to show only their children, while other choose to just talk about their children. Some moms show strictly stuff related to being a mom, while others show how they stay them selves while being a mom.

  But a YouTuber can't really be defined because we are all so different. The only thing we truly have in common is our love for YouTube.


 I am a YouTube mom. I show my struggles of being a young single mom of twins with special needs.





Who's your favorite YouTube Mom ?

July 21, 2014

Video Backdrops

I ordered two backdrops from Lollipop Drop Shoppe, for my YouTube videos! Here is the pictures of the two I ordered



And in this video I show what they look like and talk about my experience with this company. 

May 25, 2014

Tracheostomy Awareness Week 2014

This year for Tracheostomy Awareness Week I posted a video a day (on youtube) about different things to do with Trachs. I think it really helped some of our "followers" better understand what it means to have a child with a trach.


Day 1; I talked about what a Tracheostomy is vs. a Tracheotomy, Said a few reasons off the top of my head that I know of why someone who have a trach and explained why Hannah has a Trach.



Day 2; I always get so many questions about suctioning on my videos that I went into full details of everything I could think of that had to do with suctioning! Why you need to be suction, How you suction, how to use a manual suction and how to use the suction machine



Day 3; I talked about how Hannah just got taken off the ventilator and what we would do now in an emergency. I also talked about the plan to decanulate her ( The plan to take out the trach )



Day 4; This was probably my favorite one. Everything I could think of that you can NOT do with a trach (swimming, sand, hair spray ect)



Day 5; Whats in Hannahs Emergency bag. Everything you ALWAYS need to have with a trach a gtube



Day 6; How loosing the ventilator & trach will effect me. Because how trachs effects parents matter to! :)


Day 7; This wasn't so tracheostomy related but the scariest moment of having a Trach/medically complex child happened during this week so I had to share!!



Thanks for watching and being apart of Tracheostomy Awareness Week :)



April 17, 2014

Sharing our life. It's my right

    It's been forever since I sat down in front of a computer to type a blog post! These days I'm all about vlogs and the quickly posting them on my blog. But today I wanted to talk about something I don't really want to make a video about yet.. I may in the future but today I want to talk about; How I choose what I share.. kind of.

     I share our life and our journey because, it is our life to share! I try to leave out names and places of people who don't need to be named. I don't say the address of where we lived of the cities we use to live in.

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Dictonary.com describes freedom of speech as;

freedom of speech

noun
the right of people to express their opinions publicly without governmental interference, subject to the lawsagainst libel, incitement to violence or rebellion, etc.
Also called free speech.


Wikipedia describes freedom of speech as; 

Freedom of speech is the political right to communicate one's opinions and ideas using one's body and property to anyone who is willing to receive them. The term freedom of expression is sometimes used synonymously, but includes any act of seeking, receiving and imparting information or ideas, regardless of the medium used.The right to freedom of speech is not absolute in any country and is commonly subject to limitations based on the speech implications of the harm principle including libelslander,obscenity and pornographyseditionhate speechclassified informationcopyright violationtrade secretsnon-disclosure agreements.
  • Libel is written defamation and slander is verbal. Defamation means; is the communication of a false statement that harms the reputation of an individualbusinessproductgroup,governmentreligion, or nation.
  • Obscenity; is any statement or act which strongly offends the prevalent morality of the time.
  • pornography don`t need to explain
  • Classified information is material that a government body claims is sensitive information that requires protection of confidentiality, integrity, or availability. 
  • Sedition means; incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government.
  • Copyright; s the use of works protected by copyright law without permission
  • Non-disclosure agreement;  is a legal contract between at least two parties that outlines confidential material, knowledge, or information that the parties wish to share with one another for certain purposes, but wish to restrict access to or by third parties.
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Since I havn`t signed any disclosure agreements, not using copyrighting things, not rebellion against the government, don`t know any government classified information, don`t share pornography, don`t use hate speech or obscenity and everything I say is the absolute true, I am well within my rights.
I am not exploiting my children. I share our journey for many reasons other then `my own gain`.

   I share our story because it is a way for me to deal with everything that is happening. To me its like self counselling, before I started my blog I was very much depressed.
   I share our journey to help other families. To help families in the NICU, to help newly trach families, for trach families to have someone to reach out to, to give specail needs families hope. 
   I share our journey to help single moms out there know they can do it alone.
   I share our journey to educate people who have no idea what it is like to have a child be in the hospital for a year and a half, to be in the NICU, to live with a trach or home nursing.
   I share our journey for support! Not only do people find me that need help but people that can help also find me. 

 There is a long list of reasons why I share our life and why I LOVE to share our life

March 18, 2014

Influenster


Newly signed up with Influenster! 
To learn about what their products are please click the link

March 05, 2014

February's Monthly Update


In February's monthly update I talk a little about; Hannah's near nearsightedness and nystagmus, Haileys potty training and all the regular updates ( nursing, sicknesses, my self)

February 16, 2014

Green Day

For meals we had:
Breatfast; green eggs, slice of green pepper, sausage and cheese
lunch; Broccoli soup
snack; Green jello, celery, broccoli, carrots
 Dinner: Pesto noodles and peppers

Crafts:
caterpillar egg carten,
Ziploack bag full of paint

Activity:
Green bath

Watch our video!

February 11, 2014

CHD Awareness| H&H Heart Condtions

In this video I talk about Hannah & Haileys Heart Conditions
PDA's, Pulmonary Stenosis, VSD

February 06, 2014

Red Day


  The girls had so much fun! Im so glade I thought of this idea

For meals
  Breakfast:
              - Heart shaped toast with raspberry jam 
              - Dyed red scrambled eggs with peppers and tomatos
  Snack:
              - Strawberrys
              - Red gold fish
              - Cheese
   Lunch:
       - Vegetable soup
   Dinner:
      - spaghetti

   Crafts  

     Heart Sun catchers & Valentines day cards

   Activities 
               Red play dough
               Red sensory bin
               Red bath

   

    Watch our video to see the girls enjoying the day

  



This video is the DIY for red rice & Sensory bin





January 28, 2014

Front Page Of Paper!

I was contacted by Children's Health Foundation Vancouver Isalnd about doing an interview about Jeneeces place! They then put me in contact with editor Erin at our local paper on doing the article. 
This is the first time our story has ever been published! I'm so grateful to have had this experience.

We made the front page!



While celebrations were taking place in Victoria for the second anniversary of Jeneece Place, Comox Valley mom Bonnie Harris was celebrating another day with her twin daughters.
Harris, who frequented the home-away-from-home near Victoria General Hospital, said she now takes every day as it comes with a goal of having her daughter's tracheostomy removed.
"(Prior to the twins' birth) I had never been to the Victoria hospital," said Harris. "It was really nice at Jeneece Place; it's a big house where you create connections and get to know other families going through similar things as you. They are so warm and welcoming."
Twenty weeks into her pregnancy, Harris learned she was having twin girls, and one was significantly smaller than the other.
"The egg didn't split in half; the hospital gave me three options — to keep both and continue with ultrasounds, to terminate the smaller baby, or just to go home. I delivered at 29 weeks," she explained.
Both very premature, Hannah was born at 1.7 pounds and Hailey at 2.14 pounds. Hailey spent the first two-and-a-half weeks of her life in hospital, while Hannah "was really, really sick," noted Harris. "Both her heart and bowels weren't growing."
Hannah was in the hospital for 507 days and had five surgeries and 14 blood transfusions.
Following time at BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver, Harris asked to be transferred to a hospital close to home, and found herself at Victoria General, spending time — their longest was two-and-a-half months — at Jeneece Place.
"We've been back several times since then; in November we spent the whole month there," she added, and noted they have celebrated Easter and Thanksgiving with other families at the house.
The house offers a peaceful, comfortable modern space near the hospital with 10 bedrooms, accommodating more than 40 guests, along with nine staff members and 17 active volunteers.
It costs about $325,000 a year to operate, and opened its doors Jan. 20, 2012 by then-18-year-old founder Jeneece Edroff. It is supported by the Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island.
Since opening its doors, the house has hosted more than 750 families, with 96 per cent of them coming from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Forty-three Comox Valley families have used the facility.
As a way to keep others updated on the twins' progress as well as provide an outlet for writing, Harris keeps a blog documenting her journey raising the girls. She is looking at expanding to video posts, counting close to 88,000 page views since starting.
"I really wish I had started sooner, but it's a matter of finding time to type," she said.
To view Harris' blog, visit http://b-hannahailey.blogspot.ca, and for more information on Jeneece Place, visit http://childrenshealthvi.org/how-we-help/jeneece-place.

January 11, 2014