Category Archives: Jac & Juli

Where we went

So … apparently we don’t really write this blog anymore? We don’t really know what happened, and then it just kept happening. Procrastination is like that.

The main situation is that Juli got super busy in life (more and more working at her real job) and Jac got super busy in brain (thinking about and distracted by other things) and also working more in her real job. Basically, this means we were both preoccupied with other things besides blog/writing/parenting, so TwoFunMoms was starting to feel like a chore instead of like fun, so we decided not to worry about it unless and until we felt like it. And then the procrastination set it, and, well, here we are. Continue reading

Unspeakable Stories from the McDonald’s Playplace

Here are five things that happened at the McDonald’s playplace that we will never, ever mention again. After this public blog post, of course.

1. That time that my toddler insisted she wanted to go into the playplace with her brother, but kept getting stuck in different parts of it and needed me, with my large, awkward, adult body, to climb in after her. More than once. That wasn’t enjoyable.

2. That time my kid peed in the playplace, Continue reading

What We Really Want For Valentines’ Day

By Juli and Jac

As much as I love the butterfly my daughter made for me out of toilet paper rolls and construction paper, there are some things Jac and I would perhaps prefer to receive for Valentine’s Day from our children. Here are 10 examples of these, in no particular order. Here’s hoping our kids read this and can deliver on at LEAST one of these before V-day is over. We are not holding our breath. Continue reading

Announcing the Winner of our LifeExperiences.ca Giveaway …

By Juli

First of all we have to say, thank you to all of you who entered this fantastic contest! It was so nice to see entrants from all walks of life — husbands wanting to win for their wives, teachers wanting to win to get pampered after a hard day with students, grandmas (who always deserve to be pampered), parents with kids from all ages and stages — both those with wee ones and those with teen ones. It was also fun to read what you all wanted to experience, from food truck tours to flights over Vancouver to our personal favourite, the sensational spa experience.

Well, one lucky winner will get to have her experience, and we hope it’s a good one! Continue reading

The Gift of LifeExperiences

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Some people have a knack for buying gifts. They have an ability to understand your personal style, and the foresight to pay attention to what you need, and then they buy you the perfect item that even you didn’t know you needed. Sigh … If only everyone had that ability. But most people don’t. Instead we waste money on something that our loved one doesn’t need, all while we try to figure out what to do with all the stuff we’ve been given that we don’t need. What’s the acceptable amount of time you have to keep something before you can give it to a thrift store, anyway?

This is why we, Jac and Juli, were delighted when we heard of LifeExperiences.ca. This is a website that partners with local businesses so that people can give experiences as gifts, without having to do all the research themselves. There are so many great ideas here that the hardest part is picking between them. Luckily, if you can’t choose, you can buy a gift certificate to the whole darn site, and then the recipient of the gift gets to choose for themselves! These are actually eGift Certificates, so they get to the recipient quickly so there are no worries if you’ve procrastinated again. Continue reading

Five bizarre things we have found in our purses

Ever since we became parents, our purses have become storage facilities for the most bizarre of items. Join us as we reveal the five most bizarre things we have found in our purses that we can remember .

In Juli’s purse:

1. A carrot. For real. This was not a baby carrot, mind you, it was a giant, lone, somewhat withered, unpeeled carrot. A carrot, folks.

2. A single, dirty sock. Continue reading

Five Random Little Things That are Making Us Happy This Christmas

By Jac

There are a lot of things we could say about Christmas, and why it means a lot to us, and how it reminds us that there is light and hope in the darkness, and how it can be so hard for people who are lonely or grieving, and what it means to believe in that miraculous baby in that dirty manger … but this time, we are going to focus on a few of the smaller things that are making us happy this season. Like candy canes.

1. (Juli) Can all of mine be rum? Continue reading

Five Post-Bedtime Shoulds and Shouldn’ts

Every night after the kids go to bed, parents of small children are faced with a very big decision, one that we did not realize would be so important to us before we had children: what we are going to do with the few short short hours we get to ourselves before we fall into bed ourselves. Here are five of our nightly decisions.

1. Thing I should do: Fold the giant pile of laundry on the couch.
Thing I will do instead: Fold this giant donut so it will fit in my mouth while I lie on top of the pile of laundry on the couch. Continue reading

Five (+Five) Kids Costumes that need NO PLANNING

Halloween is tomorrow. So basically, if you don’t have a costume for your child yet, you are totally hooped. Just kidding! Halloween is easy.

Here are five ideas Jac came up with in fifteen minutes, requiring zero trips to the store.

1. GHOST: Sheet over the head. Eye holes cut out. DONE.

2. FARMER: A pair of overalls (pants, shorts, dress … whatever) with a farm animal stuffy of any kind — sheep, cow, pig, chicken, duck, giraffe. Really, who cares? Giraffe farmers are adorable. Continue reading

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