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Christmas Sign Painting

Christmas Sign Painting

November 20, 2019

I’ve been wanting to host a little Christmas Sign Painting party for a while. A friend of a friend (so to speak) runs a little outfit called West Coast … Read More

Dear Rachael

Dear Rachael

November 15, 2019

I almost titled my memoir Dear Rachael. It makes a lot of sense-my book is a collection of letters to my best friend, Rachael. But using her name, her … Read More

National Novel Writing Month 2019

National Novel Writing Month 2019

November 13, 2019

National Novel Writing Month has an acronym, naturally. I dislike acronyms. And this one takes the cake. Are you ready for it? NaNoWriMo. I would insert … Read More

Live Podcast and My Confession

Live Podcast and My Confession

November 8, 2019

If you’re a Vino, you’ll know what I mean by the term “Vino” and you’ll expect a great confession to come from the Live Podcast I went to earlier this … Read More

Mom Camp: The Camp

Mom Camp: The Camp

November 6, 2019

What the hell is Mom Camp, you ask? A place for moms to get away, celebrate the women they are and enjoy the company of other amazing women. I first … Read More

SIWC 2019: My Takeaways

SIWC 2019: My Takeaways

November 1, 2019

I was a first-time attendee at SIWC 2019 this past weekend. It was the second full-weekend writer’s conference I have attended. Let me tell you, if they … Read More

A Crafty Wyers Halloween

A Crafty Wyers Halloween

October 30, 2019

Crafty Halloween time! I’m excited, but it was a lot of work! I did it to myself. There was only a small bit of regret mid-costume-making. That’s kind of … Read More

October 2019 Family Update

October 2019 Family Update

October 25, 2019

The October 2019 Family Update is coming a little early this month. Since next week is Halloween, I left the last post of the month for costumes and … Read More

InHERview: Kelly Brunt

InHERview: Kelly Brunt

October 23, 2019

My next amazing, strong woman that I’m featuring with an InHERview interview is Kelly Brunt. I’ve met Kelly only a handful of times in person. In the … Read More

This or That Fall Edition

This or That Fall Edition

October 18, 2019

Ready for a This or That? Fall Edition?I wanted to lighten things up a little after Wednesday’s post. What better way to embrace all of the things there … Read More

Behind the Smiles

Behind the Smiles

October 16, 2019

When you see a picture, one of you or of others, do you ever wonder what’s going on behind the smiles? Take this one, for example … Read More

Free-Writing 101

Free-Writing 101

October 11, 2019

This is no Free-Writing 101 class. There is no such thing, as far as I’m aware. I have, however, tried free-writing for the first time. After learning …Read More

Anya Wyers Author Update

Anya Wyers Author Update

October 9, 2019

Anya Wyers Author. .ca Author of Letters to the Mountain. Blog. This persona that I’ve created for myself has been evolving, even if it is only by a small … Read More

DIY Fall Wreath

DIY Fall Wreath

October 4, 2019

Who doesn’t like a good DIY Fall Wreath?Honestly?It’s beautiful, but the amount of time and money I spent making this thing last year, was a lot. I’m … Read More

Murder in Margaritaland

Murder in Margaritaland

October 2, 2019

Did you hear the news? There was a Murder in Margaritaland. It was all very suspect. Pun intended. We had ourselves a Murder Mystery Party this past … Read More

September 2019 Family Update

September 2019 Family Update

September 27, 2019

September has been an emotional month for me! Though I do feel good about the place we’re all in as I sit to write the September 2019 Family Update … Read More

What’s Luck Got to Do with It?

What’s Luck Got to Do with It?

September 25, 2019

What’s Luck Got to Do with It? Anything at all? I took a step back the other day and realized how lucky we are as parents. We are parents, for starters … Read More

Black Lab. Shepherd. Ridgeback.

Black Lab. Shepherd. Ridgeback.

September 20, 2019

Black Lab. Shepherd. Ridgeback. Today seemed like a good day to talk about Eddie. Oh, Eddie. Where to begin. Brad and I got Eddie when Archer was only … Read More

My First Day of TWSO

My First Day of TWSO

September 18, 2019

My first day of TWSO (The Writer’s Studio Online) was … Exciting. Important. Stressful. Ended with me on my iPad, sitting on the couch with headphones in … Read More

Permission to Be Yourself

Permission to Be Yourself

September 13, 2019

Permission to be yourself, granted. It should have never have to be requested. Rather, it should be a given. To be honest, I’ve been feeling a lot of … Read More

InHERview: Aubri Black

InHERview: Aubri Black

September 6, 2019

InHERview. Or my view, if you want to get technical.I have been blogging now since the beginning of 2019. I really enjoy having a reason to sit down … Read More

Walk to School

Walk to School

September 4, 2019

Here I sit, waiting until it’s time to walk to school with Archer. Just over an hour later, we will walk home. Kindergarten gradual entry is no joke Or … Read More

August 2019 Family Update

August 2019 Family Update

August 30, 2019

August 2019 family update time! We’re all thriving over here, to be honest! School is almost upon us and everyone that I talk to agrees that August has … Read More

Waiting On Change

Waiting On Change

August 23, 2019

Waiting on Change. Is it healthy? Or is inaction worrisome? Waiting is hard. Change can be, too. Change is inevitable. If you think about the last time … Read More

Car-Free Day Port Moody (2019)

Car-Free Day Port Moody (2019)

August 21, 2019

Last August, we attended Car-Free Day in Port Moody.I’ll be honest. We cheated. Maverick was still pretty young, around 8 months old, and we prioritized …Read More

Letters to the Mountain Update

Letters to the Mountain Update

August 16, 2019

My book, Letters to the Mountain, which I poured so much of my time into throughout the first part of this year, has sort of been on the back burner … Read More

What is Regret?

What is Regret?

August 14, 2019

What is regret? A feeling? A state of being? Something that we all carry, even though we probably shouldn’t? Regret: To be very sorry for … … Read More

I Am the Mom

I Am the Mom

August 9, 2019

I am the mom who … Some time ago, I got the idea for a blog post about how I am the type of mom that wipes my kids’ runny noses with their shirts in a … Read More

Camping with Friends

Camping with Friends

August 7, 2019

We had a wonderful long-weekend away, camping with friends at Green Lake Provincial Park this past weekend. Green Lake is about as close as you get to … Read More

Back To School – As An Adult!

Back To School – As An Adult!

August 2, 2019

Here I am, 35 years young, preparing to go back to school as an adult! I am absolutely thrilled to share the news that I got accepted to The Writer’s … Read More

Happy Birthday Brad!!

Happy Birthday Brad!!

August 1, 2019

Happy Birthday Brad!I have prepared a special, extra blog post this week because on this lovely day of days, we celebrate the day my husband was born … Read More

July 2019 Family Update

July 2019 Family Update

July 31, 2019

The July 2019 Family Update is coming at ya! The first whole month of summer is behind us! We’re off camping this Friday for the long weekend, so I hope … Read More

Romi Series: The First Preview

Romi Series: The First Preview

July 26, 2019

Two days after I launched Letters to the Mountain, I started writing my next set of books which, for now, I am calling the Romi Series. It follows a young … Read More

Family Friendly Seattle (2018)

Family Friendly Seattle (2018)

July 19, 2019

What better place to take a four-year-old and 8-month-old baby than family friendly Seattle! Actually, we (not surprisingly) took the kids to Seattle … Read More

Present Mom. Wife. Self.

Present Mom. Wife. Self.

July 17, 2019

Being present isn’t easy. And being a present mom and wife is even more difficult. Never mind being present for myself. It’s a lot to take on. Presence …Read More

Learning to Ride A Bike

Learning to Ride A Bike

July 12, 2019

It’s like learning to ride a bike, they say. And Mr. Archer Bruce, our beloved first born, was having trouble just letting go and learning to ride his … Read More

Dinner in the Dark

Dinner in the Dark

July 10, 2019

Brad and I went for dinner in the dark on Saturday. Brad planned the date for us. When he found the restaurant, Dark Table, he asked how I would feel … Read More

Anya Wyers Author News

Anya Wyers Author News

July 5, 2019

On the first day of the last few months, I’ve been sending subscribers a newsletter with Anya Wyers Author news and an update about what’s going on … Read More

Women Supporting Women

Women Supporting Women

July 3, 2019

Boss ladies unite! I had the pleasure of being invited to celebrate an evening of women supporting women at my friend Sheila’s house this past Saturday … Read More

June 2019 Family Update

June 2019 Family Update

June 28, 2019

The June 2019 Family Update is here! And with it comes the end to another fabulous month. Collectively, we’ve ventured across not only our lovely province … Read More

Write About

Write About

June 26, 2019

I have a conundrum. What do I write about when I don’t feel like I have anything to write about? When I’ve made the choice … Read More

The Writer’s Studio at SFU

The Writer’s Studio at SFU

June 21, 2019

I found the Writer’s Studio at SFU last year some time. I was searching online for ways to further my education, having made the decision to move on from … … Read More

Friendships Are Hard

Friendships Are Hard

June 14, 2019

Friendships are hard.All relationships are, honestly.They take a lot of work. Sometimes it seems as though one person is putting in more of that work … Read More

Camping in the Lower Mainland

Camping in the Lower Mainland

June 12, 2019

Since we live in Port Moody, we have had to get used to the idea of camping in the lower mainland. Which means reserving camping spots months in advance … Read More

Mom Guilt-Free Zone

Mom Guilt-Free Zone

June 7, 2019

Obviously I am not entirely a mom guilt-free zone, but I think I’m close! I was inspired by an Instagram account I follow, Real Mom of Insta … Read More

35 Things for my 35th Birthday

35 Things for my 35th Birthday

June 5, 2019

Happy birthday to me! For my birthday this year, I have made a list of 35 things for my 35th birthday. I am also treating myself to a pedicure this morning. … Read More

May 2019 Family Update

May 2019 Family Update

May 31, 2019

The May 2019 Family Update is a big one for us! I am in awe that it is the last day of May today. 31 days have passed, and we didn’t have a boring one! … Read More

Extended Weekend in Victoria

Extended Weekend in Victoria

May 29, 2019

We just got home yesterday from a weekend in Victoria with the kids! Most of the travel blogs I’ve done take us far and away. It was exciting to explore … Read More

Courage to Change

Courage to Change

May 24, 2019

The Courage to Change is my current favourite song. I have almost always been a fan of the artist P!nk, though I did miss out on her recent tour … Read More

Cover and Launch Party

Cover and Launch Party

May 22, 2019

Today, I’d like to share details about the Letters to the Mountain Cover and Launch Party. I worked with a cover designer to create the cover of my book … Read More

Archer’s Kindergarten Adventure

Archer’s Kindergarten Adventure

May 15, 2019

We have officially started Archer’s Kindergarten Adventure. And I only teared up once!As Brad and I stood with the other parents, some first-timers like … … Read More

Mother’s Day Letters to My Kids

Mother’s Day Letters to My Kids

May 10, 2019

It may be the close proximity of the launch of my book to Mother’s Day this year, but I am feeling more emotional than usual as Sunday approaches. In my … Read More

My Next Project

My Next Project

May 8, 2019

I want to talk about my next project, but I can’t get into that until I acknowledge how close we are to the launch of Letters to the Mountain. ONE WEEK! … Read More

Trip to Croatia 2015

Trip to Croatia 2015

May 3, 2019

As I’ve mentioned before, my dad was born in Croatia. My mom and dad took is on a trip to Croatia in 2015, when Archer was just ten months old. … Read More

Get to Know Me

Get to Know Me

May 1, 2019

You can get to know about me here. But you can get to know me more personally here:I went to an event through the Self Publishing Agency last night … Read More

April 2019 Family Update

April 2019 Family Update

April 26, 2019

I was shocked when I looked at the calendar and saw it was time for the April 2019 monthly family update! How is it May already next week!? What did … Read More

Being Tricked into Kindness

Being Tricked into Kindness

April 19, 2019

Okay, so It’s not like my kids are actually being tricked into kindness. Kind of. Maverick most certainly doesn’t understand what kindness is yet … Read More

Cooking with Epicure

Cooking with Epicure

April 17, 2019

When Brad and I got married, one of my aunties bought us a gift set for cooking with Epicure. Ever heard of it? From their website: … Read More

Our Life in Port Moody

Our Life in Port Moody

April 12, 2019

The end of February this year marked the five-year anniversary of the beginning of our life in Port Moody. I never would have thought that I would have created a life in the tri-cities, nor that I would be happy here …. Read More

My First Career

My First Career

April 10, 2019

I was a really good paralegal. Though I’m clearly a little biased. I was always willing to learn, I enjoy being organized and loved the day to day of … Read More

Making Myself Instagram Official

Making Myself Instagram Official

March 29, 2019

My relationship with Social Media hasn’t been very straightforward. It’s been less than a year since I started taking the steps towards…… Read More

March 2019 Family Update

March 2019 Family Update

March 27, 2019

Welcome to my March 2019 family update! I was trying to think up new blog post ideas and thought it might be fun to start a monthly series … Read More

My Memoir is Almost Complete!

My Memoir is Almost Complete!

March 22, 2019

HOLY SHIT!!! I will be a newly-first-time published author in only 54 days. My memoir is almost complete. There’s no going back now! … Read More

Moms Gone Wild at the Circus

Moms Gone Wild at the Circus

March 20, 2019

Have you heard of Moms Gone Wild before?I know, I know, moms go wild every day just trying to get their kids ready for the day (insert any task where kids are required to do something that wasn’t their idea here). Haha. … Read More

Tattoo Tour

Tattoo Tour

March 15, 2019

Ten Years ago, I didn’t have any tattoos. And I’m not sure that I even saw myself getting any one day. Now?I have three. And I love them so! When I first decided that I wanted to get a tattoo, it was 2010. I thought about it for quite a few months before I decided … Read More

Punta Canada!

Punta Canada!

March 13, 2019

As you’ll see in my most recent travel blog post, Brad and I took the kids to the Domincan Republic for a family trip to celebrate my cousin’s 40th … Read More

Circle of Security Parenting

Circle of Security Parenting

March 8, 2019

It’s enough to be good enough. When we were going through a particularly rough time with Archer recently, it was recommended to us by his day care providers that we take this course, Circle of Security International – Early Intervention Program for Parents and Children. My initial, internal reaction was to say no. A parenting … Read More

Surprise Trip!

Surprise Trip!

March 6, 2019

SURPRISE!! We’re in the Dominican Republic! I didn’t get to go back to Mexico, but we surprised my family on a trip for my cousin’s 40th birthday and are in the DR for 8 days! Let me break it down for ya! Spring of 2018 I was texting with my cousin Eric’s wife, Ashley. Eric is … Read More

We Bleed Blue and White

We Bleed Blue and White

March 1, 2019

Tomorrow will be the first match of the Vancouver Whitecaps’ ninth season playing Major League Soccer and I am SO excited!! It will be our third year… Read More

Radio Silence

Radio Silence

February 27, 2019

It has been SO HARD not to message everyone and ask how they’re liking my book. What they think about the book itself and whether they think I’m off my rocker forming my stories into a book at all. Not hearing from them has been even harder. There are stories in there that I haven’t … Read More

I Want to Go Back to MEXICO!!!!

I Want to Go Back to MEXICO!!!!

February 22, 2019

Let’s Travel the World! We decided to take our first big trip as a completed family of four when Maverick was only four months old. There wasn’t a more fitting place for us to visit than…MEXICO! Since Puerto Vallarta holds a very dear place in our hearts, it was the obvious choice. But Brad and … Read More

Book Update (with Excerpt!)

Book Update (with Excerpt!)

February 15, 2019

Time for a book update! As far as details on my blog are concerned, readers that have gone back to visit old posts will know that I have written my memoir. Things with my book are moving along at a wonderful pace, so thought it was time to share an update! Several of my closest … Read More

Snowshoes, Snacks and Endless Questions

Snowshoes, Snacks and Endless Questions

February 8, 2019

The Christmas that I was set to have a newborn at home I decided to buy Brad and I snowshoes as a gift. I blame Costco. They were a good deal and I am a sucker for things at Costco. … Read More

Dedicate – A 30 Day Yoga Journey (Yoga With Adriene)

Dedicate – A 30 Day Yoga Journey (Yoga With Adriene)

February 6, 2019

I have set out in the past to do daily challenges and I have never succeeded…I am happy to report that has changed! I did it! I did yoga for 33 days in a row (and, who knows, today is still not over!). I incorporated my own weekly yoga practice at our complex rec centre … Read More

How I Came to Write

How I Came to Write

February 1, 2019

In creating this blog with my husband, he suggested that we come up with a few basic categories for my blog posts. You’ll see above that they are: Creative Life, Mom Life, Travel Life and Home Life. … Read Me

Consciously Vulnerable

Consciously Vulnerable

January 30, 2019

In this moment, I am consciously vulnerable. I am moments away from pressing send and allowing 7 people in my life to read my memoir. Unexpectedly, I am also feeling very calm. And I am surprised that I haven’t had any big “holy shit” moments. I’m waiting for them, don’t get me wrong. I’m just … Read More

Just Call Me Momager

Just Call Me Momager

January 25, 2019

MANAGER WHO MOMS? OR MOM WHO MANAGES? If you are a mother, I am certain that you have heard the term “Momager” and if you haven’t, then you will most definitely relate to the term once you learn what it is! As moms, we manage it all. Now, I can’t speak for every mom everywhere, … Read More

Easthill is Where It’s At

Easthill is Where It’s At

January 23, 2019

We knew the area in Port Moody where we wanted to live long before we bought our home here.
The neighbourhood is called Easthill. It is a great community of townhomes located just of the Barnet Highway that takes you into Burnaby from … Read More

This Travel Bug’s Approach to Making a Packing List

This Travel Bug’s Approach to Making a Packing List

January 18, 2019

Welcome! And Bienvenido!
Kidding! I don’t speak any other languages. Not fluently, anyways. I can get by in French, know a few greetings in Croatian and can definitely order a drink in Spanish. But that’s about it.
If you have a look at … Read More

A Birthday Card for Kelly

A Birthday Card for Kelly

January 16, 2019

I am and always have been a crafty person. For years in my early adulthood, I spent hours scrapbooking. I took great pleasure in printing my memories and making them look beautiful on the page. Fastforward a few years and I have finally admitted to myself and accepted that I just don’t have the time … Read More

The Title of My Memoir

The Title of My Memoir

January 11, 2019

Dear Rachael? I think it took me longer to name my book than it did for me and Brad to name our children. We had Archer’s name, including his middle name, chosen before we had even started trying to have a baby. Brad chose Archer’s name, and then our dog’s name, so when it came … Read More

This Untraditional Girl’s Untraditional Blog

This Untraditional Girl’s Untraditional Blog

January 9, 2019

The thought of writing a blog has crossed my mind several times over the last year or so, especially since I have decided to work towards writing as a career. Sitting down to do it, however, hasn’t happened until now. I am coming close to being able to say that I have written a book. … Read More