For me, this picture from my wedding day really symbolizes my fight to help make lives better for those with Parkinsons. As a regional spokesperson for the Parkinson Society Central & Northern Ontario it’s been my mission to spread hope and awareness. And it all stems from the man you see in this shot. It has been three years since my Grandfather passed away from a valiant fight with the neurological disease. I say it came at us like a freight train. We had the rug pulled from beneath us after his diagnosis and continued to watch what was (for us) a fast deterioration. That doesn’t have to be your reality though. There is support with groups like the Parkinson Society. Reach out to your local chapter. Buy tulips this month when you see the volunteers at a busy hub near you. Check out great community events like the yearly Superwalk. I believe that more moments like the one in this picture can happen for the 100,000 Canadians living with Parkinsons. All while we never give up hope for a cure. This April is Parkinson Awareness month. Check out the Parkinson Society for more information, to donate to the cause or to get involved.
I’m always thrilled to share this story. Thanks for including me in the “Best gift ever” feature in your Holiday Issue, Hamilton Magazine! It’s an honour to be one of the notable Hamiltonians you chose. Now… how do we top that next Christmas? 😉
A huge thanks goes out to the team at Urbanbaby&Toddler Magazine for including as one of your celebrity parents. Check out the article here. And if you’re in Vancouver go pick up a copy of their latest issue! I had a blast talkin’ work-life balance and about everything from green screens to green smoothies!
But, I’m JUST one of the incredible mommas on the Weather Network roster. It’s SUCH an incredible team of talented people and I’m so proud to have both my family and the TWN family behind me… It takes a village!
Well actually, it’s been a mild winter for much of Southern Ontario. However, it’s been a blast doing a bit of storm chasing and winter weather reporting on the road for the Weather Network when we have had some active weather. Normally you can find me in studio anchoring the weekend afternoon show from 12-2pm ET. Till then, bundle-up and stay-warm. And a huge thank you to Columbia Sportswear for outfitting all of our team at TWN to stay fashionable and prepared for elements!!
These folks at Oh baby! Magazine were so much fun to work with. Here’s another piece I did with them a while back while working as a CityNews Reporter. Give this one on one a read if you have a chance, we talked about everything from pregnancy to potty training! It was important for me to express how we moms shouldn’t judge the choices each other make. Each baby and each parent is so different! What matters is getting through each day and giving ourselves a pat on the back! Thanks for reading! This snap is pre-baby! Oh baby, how rested I look!!!
Thank you to all of you for following along this site. Hoping that 2015 will bring you all much love and joy! I’m counting our blessings this year and am so humbled to have partnered up with some incredible organizations to give back to others in need. Special shout-out to the Oakville Parent-Child Centre. Here’s a snap from this years Breakfast with Santa 2014. 400 attendees, many singing children and of course the big man in red. Along with my special little helper, I was so happy to be the Emcee this year. If you’d like more info check out their site! Cheers to all and best of luck for this year!
I’m always proud to participate in the Parkinson SuperWalk! Thanks for having me back again this year to speak to the crowd. It was an especially emotional time – this is the first event I’ve been at since my Grandfather’s passing. He loved listening to the stories of those that fought the disease alongside him and this year was no different. Check out the video as the Citytv cameras were there to support the largest national fundraising event for Parkinson Society Canada! Tens of thousands of participants from coast-to-coast get involved. Last year close to 3 million dollars were raised for support services, research and advocacy….and most of all for continued HOPE!
I’d love to see you out at the Toronto walk next year! Visit parkinsonsuperwalk.ca for more information, to donate to the cause, or get involved as a volunteer! OR: There are hundreds of walks across the country, find one or start one near you! Thanks for reading!!