Danielle aka MOM
This is me, the author behind #thestruggleisreal. I may be the only writer here but these other guys give me all my material so they are a crucial part of the blog. I love to write, I think I’m particularly funny although my husband doesn’t entirely agree always. I am a wife, mom and love Jesus. I am currently in the process of getting a book published, write for a monthly Christian magazine, started a non-profit organization and help with my husband’s new business administration, and am trying to raise some decent, civil and hopefully polite children as well!
Lorne aka ‘THE DAD’
Lorne is my husband, and father to both our little girls. He’s my partner in crime, my best friend and he buys me chocolate a lot so we keep him around. We have been together for 7 years and married for 5. We met in Alberta at a Camp and he fell madly in love with me (haha 😉 ) We lived in Western Canada, where we got married on top of a mountain and then got married AGAIN in Ontario at a traditional white wedding. So basically Lorne married a blonde and a brunette in the matter of a year. Lorne’s passions in life are seeing if he can give his mother as many grey hairs as possible by rock climbing or ice climbing up frozen water with ice picks and daggers coming out of his toes. We just started an adventure based company and are now taking people out to learn how to climb.
Madison aka ‘The First Born’
Our 4-year-old is the most hilarious child I’ve ever met. She’s one of those energizer bunny kids that literally never stops, I used to have to run her after dinner like a puppy because she wouldn’t sleep type of energy. She is strong-willed, fearless and out-going and pushes me to places I did not know existed before she came into our family; she’s going to change the world one day I just know it. She gives me most of my material for the parenting part of this blog, what I have learned with her is how incredibly hard it is to raise a mini-version of yourself!
Mackenzie aka ‘The Baby’
The baby of our family is our little 2 year old Mackenzie. She’s sweet, cuddly, cute and knows it. Her goals in life is to be held as much as possible in a day and make sure I get nothing done if she’s awake. She loves to give hugs and kisses, dancing and LOVES her big sister and our puppy more then anything else in this world.
Molson aka ‘The Puppy’
Molson is our 1 year old puppy that likes to chew every toy our kids own and live up to the ‘puppy’ expectation that people fear. He is the only other boy in our household so him and Lorne have to represent the male species hard combating princess dress up and tiara’s on an daily basis, which most definitely happens.