Hello and welcome! Thanks for stopping by. My name is Becki, I live in Southern Saskatchewan Canada and I am a wife and a mother of 2 boys! I am also the one behind Confessions of a Prairie Mom.
I have wanted to start a blog for a long time and earlier this year I decided it is time. I have been working in transportation for the past 12+ years as an Operations Manager for a Canada wide company. Just over a year ago we had our second son and I have been at home on maternity leave. I thought I would miss being at work, and don’t get me wrong I do miss being there, I miss everything about work, but I love being at home right now. My baby is growing more and more each day and each day I learn something new about myself or one of my boys or my husband, and that is time you just can not get back. So I am taking in every single second that I can being at home, until I stop missing work and start missing home when I am sitting at work.
Time is precious and yesterday you will never get back. So I try each day to try something new or learn about something I didn’t know about. Having kids really makes you appreciate time, my oldest, Tyson, will be 17 in September, 17! WOW, I can not figure out where the time has went. It feels like just yesterday I was bringing him home from the hospital and now he is taller then me, and I think all the time – where has the time went? Before I know it he will be off in the big world starting his own adventures and as much as I want to see him grow into a young man, it is terrifying! So I am soaking in every minute, good, bad and ugly teenage moment I get right now with him.
My youngest, Aydin, he is growing bigger and bigger everyday, and I am not sure if I notice it more that he is my second child and I know how fast the time goes, but I am starting to think time is against me. Each day he amazes me with something that he has done or that he has learnt. He is getting braver by the day and explores more and more on his own. He has such a big personality for such a little guy, and just melts my heart. He is such a sweetheart. I am so grateful that I have been able to be home with him as long as I have been, and I am scared to even think about the day I return to work as I can’t even begin to think about an entire day with out my little guy at my side.
I love being a mother, and being able to provide the things my children need each day. It brings me great joy and satisfaction on such a high level. I am such a lucky girl!
I have a wonderful husband, Malik, we have been together going on 10 years now. I could not imagine my life with out him. He is probably one of the hardest working individuals that I know. We started a Tractor Trailer Repair shop the same month that we bought our house 4 years ago (boy was that a hectic couple of months) as well as own a small Trucking company. So he is busy busy all the time, but he always seems to make time for us! He understands me and when I am having a bad day he is able to ground me back to being my regular self, and I do the same for him. I got lucky with him, as he loves many of the things that I do, and we are able to spend a lot of time doing the things we love. Mind you I think sometimes he thinks my ideas are a bit “out there” until he sees my completed vision and I get the seal of approval!
I have many passions other then being a mom and wife, from cooking to gardening to camping to ice fishing to scrapbooking to home decorating to DIY’s. I hate sitting still, honestly, I have so many ideas and things I want to accomplish that I wish that there were more hours in a day. Being at home has given me the ability to complete many of the projects I had started and get a lot of home renovations finished. But mostly it has given me an opportunity to provide structure to my house hold, something working in transportation just does not allow. My work phone used to ring from sunrise to sunset and lots in between – some days making simple things like cooking mac and cheese for supper a challenge. Being home with my family has really given me a chance to take a step back, and just enjoy life, enjoy my children, my husband, and most importantly myself.
Both my parents were raised on your typical Saskatchewan farm, and I was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to spend a lot of time on those farms growing up into my teenage years. I truly think that seeing first hand the difficulties that my family faced, challenges they over came, struggles they encountered, and successes they had – has got me where I am today. With a great deal of appreciation of where my food comes from, to how food is grown, to creating your own wheel sort-a-say. I have morals and values instilled in me that will never go away. Lights left on for example, my dad used to give us a roll of quarters and I remember thinking wow I am rich! But, each time I left my bedroom light on one of my quarters would disappear, I soon learnt the value of leaving the light on. To this day, I only use what is needed. Almost like I think my dad will come and take a quarter!! Ahh, its those simple things that brought me here.
I believe in hard work, dedication and stepping out of your comfort zone is the key to success in life. I will try anything once. We all have hurdles to over come and life is not dealt to us on the easy tray. Its only easy if we make it easy. I have made many mistakes in life, and I can say not only have I learnt from those mistakes I have grown as a person. I am far from perfect, but thankfully no one is perfect and I think sometimes we are trying so hard to be the best at this or at that, that we forget about the simple life.
Many of my recipes are things I have created based on my families likes or dislikes, but I have a number of cookbooks well older then me (oldest dating to the 40’s sometime) that I turn to a lot of the time. They were local books made by the church’s, hospitals, 4H groups, schools etc here in southern Saskatchewan that have been passed down to me by my late grandma. My favourite part of those books is the recipes I remember her making all the time and the little notes such as “this one” or “good” under the title of many of her favourites! Or on the first page of the book all the page numbers she had wrote down so she knew where to go when making whatever was in that book she enjoyed. I enjoy seeing how back when people didn’t have access to fancy grocery stores like we do today and had hardly anything they managed to create some magnificent dishes and deserts with what little they had. I honestly find it truly fascinating.
The purpose of my blog is to – share the things I have learnt – the things I have created – the food I cook – adventures I take – and things I love. My blog is fairly new, so I do hope that you stick with me and see where it takes me. I know I have a lot of work to do yet to get it where I vision it being. But one thing you should know, is I am not much of a computer gal so if you see something that doesn’t look right please let me know, because this is all new to me!
I do hope you enjoy some of my passions as much as I do, and enjoy following on my journey.
Welcome to my family ♡