a day in HER life - Suian

Hi, there! My name is Suian, but most know me as Su. 

I am the wife of a wonderful pilot and a stay-at-home mom to three beautiful children: Rachael, 9 years old, David, 2 years old, and our precious Victoria Rose, who is already 4 months old. Where did the time go?! 

No two days are the same in our home, but we do like to keep a routine. Typically, we wake up around 6:30am and start moving right away. I like to make sure things are done for our mornings the night before, so that we are not rushed. As soon as we are up, I will tend to both babies while my husband helps our oldest daughter get ready for her day. He will then take her to school and come back home – and right now, that is when our day really starts.

We recently just bought a new house for us to remodel. Given that it is a fixer-upper, it requires a lot of our time and needs a big chunk of loving. Although my husband is a pilot, he is also a very handy man, and he is just about to finish remodeling our entire kitchen on his own. This included changing walls and floors,plumbing and electricity work, removing old cabinets and replacing them with new ones, and also building an entire kitchen island with his own two hands.

While he works hard daily to finish the remodel of our dreams, a task that we have come to embrace, I chase babies around and attempt to tackle the good ol’ daily chores. While David explores every little corner of our newly acquired home by running around, Victoria takes in every bit of this entire new world with her curious eyes as she attempts to learn to crawl away. As all of this happens around me, I try to capture every moment and store it in my memory, and from time to time I am also able to capture these precious times that constantly fly by with my camera. These moments only become more precious when Rachael arrives home from school in the afternoon, and what we consider to be our perfect picture, is complete.

I like to think of us as your not-so-typical family. We are a spontaneous bunch that will put on dance shows during random times of the day, laugh as hard as we can, and always dream together. As we attempt to carry on with our daily routine, we will usually have supper early in the evening while we talk about our day around the table. Later, we clean up while jamming to some good gospel music together, get the kids to take their baths, and do a little devotion. We take sleeping very seriously around here, so the kids must be tucked into their beds no later than 9pm – even though they are not very compliant some times. Once everyone is in bed and the house is tidy, I get my free time. 


We have so much on our plates right now as we are chasing our dreams, but we are thankful for every bit of it. This is everything we have ever prayed for, so we truly believe that this is exactly where we're supposed to be, and to be honest we wouldn't change a thing. 

Leaving you all with a beautiful quote to live by: "Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible — the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family" Virginia Satir

Thank you so much Su!
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traveling with your stroller

We have traveled to a lot of different countries over the last few years, and always with our trusty Uppababy Vista. With the uneven cobblestone streets of Europe, we needed our big-wheeled stroller, even though bringing a little umbrella would have been easier on the plane. And with three mini travelers, it was always helpful having a portable nap-zone so we could be out and about all day long.

Stockholm, Sweden
 But traveling with your stroller poses serious risk which we learned the hard way. On the way to Sweden two years ago, our stroller was TOTALED. As in, it came off the luggage carousal in pieces. In the picture above (Sweden) you can see how the main seat was barely hanging on. Thankfully the airline covered it and offered us a replacement (mom lottery!) but while we were researching, we learned that many airlines don't cover broken strollers, unless they're in protective bags, and even then, not always.

Reykjavik, Iceland
This year we weren't taking any chances. We traveled to Iceland with the Uppababy Vista Safe Travel Bag from Snuggle Bugz, and had so much more piece of mind. You know, as much as one can guard while still flying with three kids under six, haha!

Getting the stroller in the bag was really simple. You remove the wheels and handle bar and it becomes so compact and easy! We even put the stroller in the bag for long car rides now, because it gives so much more room for luggage. With the Travel Safe Bag, the stroller is guaranteed, no matter how rough the airline is, or how little the airline is willing to cover the damage.

A stroller is an investment that you'll have for many years. You'll want to have it with you when you travel, so make sure you keep it safe!

This post was in collaboration with Snuggle Bugz,
a store we've been shopping at for years. 
All opinions are 100% my own. 
To book a collaboration, see HERE.


this weekend get 35% off at American Apparel

American Apparel is one of my favourite places to shop for ethically made basics. (See a list of my top 5 places to shop for ethically made kid's clothing here!)

Their clothing is made in the USA and very reasonably priced already, but this weekend get 35% off with the code TREAT35. Yay!


fall, y'all

OK, so I'm Canadian and we don't actually say that, but YOU GUYS. It's Fall and I am so in love. Montreal is a beautiful city in every season, but orange leaves and blue skies really look good on her.

This bar on St. Viateur always has herbs growing in ketchup cans and I just love it. 

Clover and I got some pumpkins at the market the other day. Our stroller was well utilized! Also, for the record, I've always loved green and white pumpkins! Like since I was a child... but I love how they're everywhere now. I wonder if we'll start buying Christmas trees with the same hipster irony someday soon? What would they even look like!?

And every time I pass this little house on Laurier I think of the Adam's family! Such a Halloween-y house!