The Short Story of Us

Jeff and I grew up in the same city, but on completely opposite ends. We met lifeguarding in June 1996 when I was 18 and Jeff was 19, and started dating a year later. In 2001, we got engaged and on August 8, 2003 we got married.

After earning five degrees between the two of us, we settled back in the city we were both born in and started our careers.  Jeff is a lawyer and I supervise behavioural therapy for children with autism.  On March 19, 2006 our first daughter, Rachel Renee was born.  She is now a delightful seven year old who loves dancing, reading, and laughing.

And two years later on May 20, 2008, we welcomed our second daughter Cordelia Capri.  Cordelia is a fiery little five year old who loves ladybugs, defying gravity, and smothering her little brother with love.

And finally, with much anticipation and build up, our little boy, Kingsley Kieran, arrived on January 15, 2010.  Kingsley is a happy little boy full of deliciousness.


  1. Hey Jill! I have searched your blog trying to find a way to send you an email directly but this was the only way I could figure out how to contact you. You don't know me, but my cousin Hilary who lives in Squamish is friends with your sister and when my daugther Madison was born with Spina Bifida, Hilary sent me the link to you blog! I was hoping to connect with you because I have a few questions for you about some the equipment you have for Kinsley and also in regards to building a house as we are going to get started building here in a few weeks. If you wouldn't mind to send me an email at I would sure appreciate it! Then I can ask you all the burning questions I have!


  2. Hi Jill! I've been following your blog since finding out about my daughter's SB last summer. She was born last November, so we're starting to figure out how to help her be mobile. I was going through some of your old posts and I saw a picture of you little guy in what looked to be a little wheelchair fashioned out of a bumbo. Did you make that yourself? I'd love to know where you got it or how you made it, if you don't mind. I love that there is a way for new moms like me to read your story and get ideas on how to help my Leah.

    If you wouldn't mind sending me an email, I'd really appreciate it. My email address is:

    Jen Severson


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