Spending much-needed one-on-one time with my daughter


Nyomi and I had a fun little mother/daughter date on Friday night at the Amanda Arneill Christmas 101 Chalk lettering workshop at La-Z-Boy furniture.

We went home with all of the supplies including a personalized handwritten chalkboard brush, & Amanda’s new book Chalk Art & lettering 101.

Best of all, proceeds from the evening are going to Ronald Mcdonald House BC & Yukon. It was such a  special way to kick off the first of December.


I love one-on-one time with my daughters

I really love when I get some much needed one -on -one time with my daughters. It isn’t easy balancing time with each of them. So when we were given the opportunity to attend this fun little workshop close to home I knew it was something my middle daughter would love. She’s an introvert and loves making things, so I knew this would be the perfect date for us.

We had some good chats on our drive to and from the workshop.

It felt so nice to be fully present with her.

We got into a pretty deep conversation on the ride home and both of us were in tears by the end of it.

She also told me she wrote something about me at school for an English assignment and she got on A on it because her teacher said it was amazing.

I’m really curious to know what it said! Lol

I guess I’ll find just have to find out at the parent-teacher conference.

Nyomi is becoming such a young lady, and I’m so proud of all of the effort she puts into her school work, and sports. She’s our introverted middle daughter with the biggest heart. I don’t think she’s ever talked back to my husband and I.

She’s such an understanding human. In fact,  I’ve overheard her stick up for my husband and I when her sisters aren’t listening.

Needless to say, it felt so nice to reconnect with her.

It’s so easy to get caught up in the mundane routine.

When I was fully present with her in the car, I could feel myself really listening to her.  I could hear her voice without the distractions of her sisters interrupting, or my phone going off, or us being in a rush because we had to be somewhere.

I hope this one-on-one time conveyed to Nyomi how valued she truly is and that I’m always here for her if she needs to open up.

And this reminded me how important it is to try and do this more often with each of my girls.

I want them to remember the times we spent with one another when I wasn’t dropping them off somewhere, or bossing them around. I want them to look back later on in life and remember the moments they had me all to themselves, and I had them all to myself.

I value building relationships with my growing, beautiful daughters so very much.







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