Author Archives: Dina Ferreira Stoddard

About Dina Ferreira Stoddard

Dina Ferreira Stoddard was raised on exotic Vancouver Island only to be kidnapped at the young age of 25 by a handsome rumpeddler. He bribed her to marry him with a life of leisure (not true), promises of living life from the left side ( this is true!) and capturing peoples live's unscripted (her obsession) ...she said YES! Surrey BC is where her ship is currently docked and trying hard to grow two wildly imaginative children in this age of the helicopter parent. D dreams in colour, dashes sarcasm on most situations and generally feels blessed to be alive every other day!

just my thoughts.

for only a moment i’m granted permission into these complicatedly beautiful families, full of fun, laughter and dynamics… i observe, i laugh, i, for a few moments see your shells come off, i see you and not your social persona, … Continue reading

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oh canada.

as the sun goes down on your special day and all the little tattooed faces get washed off , flags tucked away for next year and back yards are cleaned up from epic family gatherings, i sit here and think … Continue reading

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mighty sea.

one part of you scares me, the other wants to explore every inch of your mysteries. where is your end oh mighty sea? no matter, i shall find it through the blustery wind! for i am free here, to roam… … Continue reading

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scribbles from the right side…

the easiest gift for mother’s day… happy mothers day!

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my little bull in a china shop

from the moment you were born, shit got real…you were never meant to be “normal”, whatever normal means!?  you my dear are the greatest love and my largest frustration i have ever felt.  yet i wouldn’t change one hair on … Continue reading

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tell the truth tuesday!

tell the truth tuesday! i usually feel the urge to cry when a group of people are singing Oh CANADA (also while reading robert munsch’s LOVE YOU FOREVER or when someone else reads it or at the description of it or … Continue reading

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personally, i’m loving this one…

  if only i started at your age…the world is your oyster sweet baby girl!   #lifeunscripted

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how blessed are they.

i had one amazing vavo’ (grandma) when i was growing up.  sadly my other grandparents past before i got a chance to meet them. this spring break got me thinking how unbelievably lucky my kids and (us) are to have … Continue reading

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craziest looking duck i’ve ever encountered on a field trip, by far!  one of the mom’s said it looked like a superhero….does now. lol, clearly i had some “extra” time on my hands yesterday.

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15 things that make disneyland and vegas feel like the same place.

1)     let’s begin with the “happiest place on earth”, some would say… so is vegas!  sure…           till 10 pm, then everyone is a hot freak’n mess, sun stroked, dehydrated, you want to   … Continue reading

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