I’m a woman who has many talents and whose life is complicated in the most welcoming way. First off I’m a mom to 2 beautiful boys, ages 16 and 9, one who is getting set to join the fire academy and the other with special needs, both I’m extremely proud of.
I grew in Vancouver, British Columbia. I have lived in almost every suburb in the lower mainland and in Kelowna, Edmonton but now reside in Abbotsford, the heart of the Fraser Valley. It’s a small community compared to the big city, filled with farms, fresh fruits and vegetables, and I love it here! It’s quiet and my family surrounds me.
Before blogging, I had many jobs working since I was 15 years old. I was a cab dispatcher, barista, sales rep, fashion consultant, administrative assistant, cell phone operator and data entry clerk just to name a few.
In 2006, I had to quit working to take care of my son, born with mild Cerebral Palsy, Sensory Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder. For the next six years, I became a full-time caregiver, dealing with both my husband and son with disabilities.
It wasn’t until 2010 that I became a blogger. Always a writer, I needed a creative outlet, something to keep me busy while being a stay at home mom. I wanted a way to connect with others raising a child with special needs, and it became a hobby to help pass my time where I could grow and share the ups and downs of our life.
Rants n’ Rascals is a lifestyle blog full of amazing tips, yummy recipes, places to shop and visit here in the valley and other inspirational ideas to guide readers in helping them enjoy life. I love helping others and hope my posts spark interest in areas for everyone, whether you are re-arranging your house, budgeting your finances, dealing with skin care issues or learning about a new product or service.
Besides being a mom, caregiver, wife and blogger. I’m also a web designer, amateur photographer, romance writer, pet lover, gamer, movie fanatic, country music fan and hot for cowboys and horses.
Welcome to my blog! I hope you stay around and check out some of my posts. Here’s a few to get you started:
- What Every Special Needs Parent Wants You To Know
- Barilla #ShareTheTable Homemade Lasagna
- Teaching Boys The Art of Respect
- The Love of a Pup: How A FB Group Brought Hope To One Family
- Challenges of Sugar Beverages Being Ignored
- In Memory of Tanya Nicholls Maude
- Family Fun With Canon Rebel EOS SL1
Interested in working with me? Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with what you had in mind!
Hi! My name is Corey and I’m Jodi’s husband. I’m a father to three boys and I’m a brain injury survivor. I had a motorcycle accident when I was 18 that rendered me a clean slate in life. Basically I go to sleep every night and when I wake up the next day I have no recollection of the previous day’s events. Ever seen the movie ’50 First Dates’? Yeah — well that’s me. I’m Drew Barrymore!
Life is a blessing for me. Each day is new. I started blogging with Jodi in 2012. I wanted to talk about my disability with the hopes of helping others, along with sharing great products for us dads, since there is so much stuff being shared for women across the web. I figured this would give me that opportunity.
Many people feel sorry for me because of my brain injury. I don’t. Each day I get to start brand new, no mistakes, new adventures, re-living the things I love with enjoyment. Plus if I forget to take out of the garbage I have an excuse!
Born in Burns Lake, I grew up in Prince George, British Columbia. I went to a very small school and I’m a hick at heart. Growing up lakeside, on farms, surrounded by everyone who knew me and I knew them was a wonderful thing. It gave me a sense of family, community, and self.
After my accident, I was told I wouldn’t get married, have kids, enjoy fatherhood or any of the ups and downs life offers you when you parent. Then I met my wife and she encouraged me to believe that I can do anything I put my mind to, never treating me like someone disabled or incompetent. She is my rock, my best friend, and the person I trust most in life.
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