Hi there and welcome to This Tiny Blue House!

I’m Jenny and I hate writing bio pages.

If you really want to get to know me then your best bet is to follow my blog as I post about what’s going on in my life, parenting and simplifying our living space. If you want more details about me and this blog my first post here sums it up quite well.

In a nutshell though, I’m in my mid-thirties. I’m a stay at home mom to a miracle baby born in 2015. Before welcoming her into the world I suffered 3 losses: a still-born set of twins and 2 early losses. Prior to trying to grow our family I was a law-student turned teacher. I eventually got a graduate degree in education and had the privilege of working with some of the most amazing kiddos on the spectrum. I absolutely loved my career but ultimately gave it up to raise my little girl.

I live with my daughter Margs, husband Mer and a bunch of pets in a tiny blue house in a beautiful Canadian suburb.

If you want to see what I’m up to most days you should follow me on instagram. I’m pretty active there!

Talk to me. I love interact and having healthy discussion. Let’s chat!


  1. December 5, 2016 / 5:48 pm

    Thank you for stopping by my blog.

  2. December 6, 2016 / 11:22 pm

    Thanks for taking the time to read my blog post today! I look forward to reading more of your work as well!

    • December 12, 2016 / 1:19 pm

      Thank you!

  3. December 14, 2016 / 5:49 pm

    Thanks for taking a peak at my blog…….will follow you back. Blessings!

    • December 15, 2016 / 9:50 am

      Thank you for stopping by!

  4. December 14, 2016 / 11:49 pm

    Thanks for liking my post! I am also a stay at home mom and look forward to hearing more about you!

    • December 15, 2016 / 9:48 am

      Thank you for stopping by!

  5. December 15, 2016 / 4:48 pm

    Thanks for reading (and liking) my blog about my son’s Nativity play, Jenny! Your site is fab and I love the post on Christmas stresses with family. All very true!

    • December 16, 2016 / 9:56 am

      Thank you! Happy Holidays!

  6. December 16, 2016 / 9:13 pm

    Hi Jenny!

    Thanks for reading my post about participation trophies! I love your Scrabble infused theme! One of my posts is about Scrabble in our family. I think you’d like it. It’s called “You could spell pigeon if you had the right letters”. Thanks again!

    – Cat

    • December 17, 2016 / 9:55 am

      Thanks for stopping by Cat! I’ll check out that post! Thank you for the suggestion.

  7. December 17, 2016 / 1:16 am

    Thank you for stopping by Storyteller. — Ray

    • December 19, 2016 / 9:22 am

      ca me fait plaisir 🙂

  8. December 18, 2016 / 10:39 am

    Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog in memory of Kiyana.

    • December 19, 2016 / 9:21 am

      My pleasure 🙂 Thinking of you.

  9. December 18, 2016 / 10:41 pm

    Hi Jenny, thanks for liking my post on parenting. I’ve just started blogging so it’s very encouraging to have someone read my post.

    • December 19, 2016 / 9:20 am

      You’re very welcome! I’m pretty new to this myself! Thank you for stopping by!

  10. December 19, 2016 / 4:58 pm

    Hey Jenny! Thanks for visiting inspirethemom.com and encouraging me with a hardy LIKE! A fellow newbie to blogging? Putting you in my reader! 🙂

    • December 20, 2016 / 11:01 am

      Yes! I’m new to this. I’ve been blogging a little under 2 months! Thank you for stopping by!

  11. January 1, 2017 / 12:57 pm

    Hi Jenny,
    Thanks for visiting my blog. Nice to meet you. I look forward to reading your posts.😀

    • January 3, 2017 / 8:04 am

      Thanks for stopping by!

  12. January 2, 2017 / 5:32 pm

    I seen that you liked my blog. Glad you stopped by. I also checked out yours as well. I love how upfront you are with your audience. Kudos to you!!

    • January 5, 2017 / 7:40 pm

      My pleasure!

  13. January 4, 2017 / 3:41 pm

    Sounds like a lovely life! May joy and success continue to follow you in 2017. Congrats on your miracle baby! God bless.

    • January 5, 2017 / 7:33 pm

      Thank you so so much 🙂

  14. January 6, 2017 / 10:22 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I stayed at home with three children until the oldest was 21 and the youngest in middle school. If it didn’t mean I would lose the pleasure of their adult selves, I would do it all again. It was worth every sacrifice I had to make.

  15. January 9, 2017 / 3:18 pm

    Hi, thanks for stopping by and liking my post today. Maine is cold, but it looks like it’s even colder where you live!

    • January 11, 2017 / 9:19 am

      I’m about 6 hours north west of you and we hit -30 this week. Thankfully today seems to be hovering right around freezing so it’s giving us a break from this extreme cold we’ve been under! Thanks for stopping by!

    • January 11, 2017 / 9:22 am

      Thank your taking the time to stop in Michelle!

  16. January 11, 2017 / 9:53 pm

    Hey there! 😀 Thank you so much for liking my blog post. I appreciate the love. Wishing you and your family all the best!

    • January 12, 2017 / 9:20 am

      Thank you! All the very best to you as well!

  17. January 12, 2017 / 5:59 am

    thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your minimalist ideas. take care.

    • January 12, 2017 / 9:22 am

      Thank you Terry!

    • January 13, 2017 / 1:29 pm

      Thank you!

  18. January 12, 2017 / 11:58 am

    Thank you Jenny for liking Focus and Sustain’s blog. Living lives that Matter makes sense to us and I see it does to your family as well. I wish you great satisfaction

    • January 13, 2017 / 1:29 pm

      Thank you for stopping by!

  19. January 13, 2017 / 11:35 am

    Hi Jenny,
    Thank you so much for taking the time to read our blog. Please continue to share your experiences; testimonies are a wonderful and important way to raise awareness and tell people they are not alone.

    • January 13, 2017 / 1:10 pm

      Thank you for taking the time to visit!

  20. January 13, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    Thank you for glancing at my blog! It means so much, I can’t wait to read more from you.

    • January 14, 2017 / 9:36 pm

      Thank you!

  21. January 13, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    Hello Jenny,
    Thank you for visiting my blog. Best wishes to you with yours.

    • January 14, 2017 / 9:36 pm

      Same to you Diane!

  22. January 15, 2017 / 11:18 am

    Thank you for reading… Must apologize for not being able to read your blog (for several reasons, must you would guess I suppose) at the time being. Will try again later, promise.

    • January 16, 2017 / 10:01 am

      No issue! I really enjoyed your post!

  23. thingsmyfatherdid
    January 15, 2017 / 4:04 pm

    Thanks for reading my latest blog post. I know it’s stretching things a bit to tag my subject area as “parenting” but all these years later my father (who, by the way, once emigrated to Canada only to return less than two years later) and his parenting style in particular still leave their mark!

    • January 16, 2017 / 10:00 am

      My pleasure! I really enjoyed it.

  24. January 17, 2017 / 11:37 am

    Hi Jenny.

    Thanks for following us on Twitter. Your blog looks really interesting and we’ll stop by regularly to check it out. Good luck with it!

    • January 17, 2017 / 1:02 pm

      Thank you!

  25. January 17, 2017 / 6:29 pm

    What an amazing site. I have spent too much of my day exploring it… thanks to you my dishes are still dirty. Gee, thanks! 😉

    • January 18, 2017 / 8:57 am

      haha thanks!

      I hope you’ve tackled those dishes!

      • January 18, 2017 / 9:00 am

        Tackled them? God no, they are fragile! 😉

        • January 18, 2017 / 8:25 pm

          hahahaha scrubbed gently?

  26. January 19, 2017 / 11:39 am

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Any tips for a new blogger? Love your site!

    • January 20, 2017 / 2:37 pm

      Thanks for popping in! My best advice would be to write what you are passionate about 🙂 Best of luck!

  27. January 20, 2017 / 10:52 am

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. Your blog is beautiful!

    • January 20, 2017 / 2:31 pm

      Thank you for your kind words Lisa!

  28. January 23, 2017 / 12:18 pm

    Thank You so much for checking out my blog! I can’t wait to explore yours!

    • January 23, 2017 / 7:00 pm

      Thanks for stopping by!

  29. February 1, 2017 / 9:28 am

    Is Margs short for anything? Such a pretty name! xx

    • February 2, 2017 / 8:37 pm


      And thank you so so much!

  30. February 13, 2017 / 4:34 am

    Thank you for liking my post Lion on renhir movie rating.

  31. February 20, 2017 / 10:22 am

    Hi Jenny, thanks for liking my intro post from today. I too have turned to bloggging as a stay at home mommy. Im wondering if you have any tips on making my blog as successful as yours?

    • February 20, 2017 / 2:57 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Stephanie! The only advice I can give you because I’m really pretty new to all of this is just be you. Write from the heart 🙂 Best of luck!

  32. February 20, 2017 / 2:30 pm

    I also appreciate your having visited my blog. Followed you home. And marked your follow. Come back sometime.

    • February 20, 2017 / 2:56 pm

      Thank you for stopping by!

  33. February 20, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    Thank you so much for coming by and reading my blog “Accidental Navy Mom.” I will follow you!

    • February 22, 2017 / 7:26 am

      My pleasure!

  34. February 22, 2017 / 12:44 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog! I’m enjoying your posts, too!

  35. March 6, 2017 / 8:33 am

    Thanks for checking out my ridiculous blog! I am now following you- so excited! I’m a luddite so I’m slowly figuring this out…..

    • March 9, 2017 / 8:47 am

      Thank you for stopping in!

  36. March 8, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    Your landscape photographs are out of this world! Thank you for sharing.

  37. March 9, 2017 / 7:28 am

    Your writings are full of emotions. I was thrilled to experience both happiness and loss at the same time. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  38. March 11, 2017 / 5:59 am

    Thank you for taking the time to visit http://www.rivenrod.com. Much appreciated.

    I look forward to our next encounter in the meantime may I boldly ask you to take a look at my latest novel, Swell. You will find reviews and information here: http://wp.me/PXk9K-259


  39. March 11, 2017 / 10:19 am

    Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post – spirituality versus religion.
    Just read your post on how you converted your basement into a lovely home for your mom and really liked it.

  40. March 12, 2017 / 5:06 pm

    I am not very good at this yet, the building relationships part I mean. Thank you for visiting my blog and liking the March 7th post called “Giving Life”. As a Christian, I thought it was important to help other Christians recall the responsibility we have beyond ending abortion. We have a call to care for people no matter when they are in their lives.

    I have also read a few of your posts and am enjoying the blog.


  41. March 12, 2017 / 10:20 pm

    Thank you for stopping by my blog Jenny 🙂

    Love, T.

  42. Foot Prints in the Mind
    March 14, 2017 / 10:36 am

    Thank you for visiting my blog and liking my post 🙂

  43. March 15, 2017 / 8:03 pm

    Thanks for liking my blog! I also give regular angel card readings for free. If you ever need some insights, it will be my pleasure to help you.

    • March 16, 2017 / 8:49 am

      I’d be interested in taking you up on this offer. How can I get in touch with you?

      • March 20, 2017 / 9:41 am

        Hi! Just send me an email with your questions and I will do the reading. I do love, health, life mission, soul readings or regular tarot. My email is mikette2009@live.ca.

        • March 21, 2017 / 9:23 am

          Will do! thanks!

  44. March 18, 2017 / 10:24 am

    Everything for the daughter, beautiful MOM!

  45. March 18, 2017 / 8:06 pm

    I’m glad I came across your blog. It’s been an interesting read, and I wish you and your lovely family all the best 🙂

  46. March 22, 2017 / 1:27 pm

    A story of sadness, courage, strength and a happy ending. Thank for sharing.

    • March 23, 2017 / 8:17 am

      Thank you for reading Mr. Mel.

  47. Katie
    March 28, 2017 / 8:15 am

    Thank you for sharing. It’s not easy putting it all out there for all to see. I just started blogging and it’s been so fun (thanks for “liking” my Ode to the Babies) I look forward to reading more!

    • March 28, 2017 / 7:28 pm

      My pleasure! Thank you for stopping by Katie!

  48. March 30, 2017 / 2:03 pm

    Your blog feels alive with all things human. Emotions flow within your writings (I’ve just discovered your blog). And “mama to 1 living child and 5 angels” – this made my heart melt. Looking forward to staying in touch with you.
    All the love. x

    • March 30, 2017 / 3:16 pm

      Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind words!

  49. March 30, 2017 / 3:39 pm

    Thank you so much for taking a moment to read and like my post, I really appreciate the encouragement xXx

  50. March 31, 2017 / 3:15 pm

    Thanks for looking at my blog Jenny, new blogger here and excited to be part of this community!

    • March 31, 2017 / 3:16 pm

      Welcome to the blogosphere!!

  51. June 4, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    As an ‘OLD’ Person of Colour, born U.S.A. , raised throughout every Province of CANADA, ( Summer Camping, Prince Edward to Vancouver Islands.) I find that YOU have done nicely. Is Montreal’s HABITAT, (“67”), still fun to HIDE in?

  52. June 6, 2017 / 2:05 am

    I am so happy for your miracle.. I wish you all the best 🙂

    • June 7, 2017 / 8:38 am

      Thank you Mary Ann!

  53. June 9, 2017 / 11:03 pm

    What a delightful post. Thank you for liking mine. I too am a professional that took time off to raise my dumplings. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done. The alternative would have been foolish stressful mayhem. Congratulations and God bless.

    • June 10, 2017 / 5:58 am

      Thank you for reading 😊

  54. Gail W
    June 12, 2017 / 11:12 am

    HI Jenny,

    Thanks for visiting our blog (canada150cafe.wordpress.com) and leaving a supportive comment!

    We’re hoping Canada’s sesquicentennial does good things for Canadians and for Canada!


  55. June 15, 2017 / 5:00 pm

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and I just wanted to say I understand being a Rainbow Mama and my heart hurts for your loss. I know my own all too well and I can’t imagine more. *gentle hugs*

  56. June 26, 2017 / 10:27 pm

    While I’m not a parent yet, but your blog is such a wonderful place to stop by and learn to appreciate the simple little things in life. Great job 🙂

    • June 26, 2017 / 10:35 pm

      Thank you for reading Raymond!

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