December 03, 2015

Our Journey ... to health


  I'm a 24 year old single mom, blogging about my life raising former preemie Hannah & Hailey. 
The beginning of our story started with me unknowingly pregnant with twins at 20weeks, spending two months pregnant in Vancouver, Hailey being in the NICU for 93 daysbringing Hailey to see Hannah in the hospital for 414 days, Transferring hospitals, Learning about Tracheostomy care and going home for the first time after 507 days!
       We're in what I hope to be in the middle of our journey. Living life at home. Having around the clock nursing care. Dating with a special needs child. Trying hard to stay germ free. Growing Hannah's little lungs, taking naps off the vent. G-tube feeds. Hailey having her first seizure from her brain injury. trying to avoid hospital stays and constant battles with doctors. 

We don't blog/write as much as we use to because we started to share our journey though vlog/video form! It gives a better look at what our life is really like. Click HERE for our vlogs

  Follow our daily adventures on facebook H&H Journey



An introduction video

November 22, 2015

Media Kit November 21 2015

Bonnie is a Canadian hairstylist who enjoys sharing her interests on YouTube. She has a wide range of interests from beauty and fitness to motherhood and DIY's.  

As of November 21, 2015 Bonnie's followings on;
 Facebook page " H&H Harris Family journey" are 12,630+

Youtube Channel "Harris Family Journey" are 10,564+
Instragram " Harris Family Journey " are 2,400+ 

Her blog has 146, 312 pages views 


Harris Family Journey's largest followings are from the U.S and Canada at 78%.The UK takes third with 7%. 
Most of the people who watch her are female between the ages of 18-34.


                        She is a 26 year old single mom to twins with some medical problems. Bonnie is very artistic and has a flair for design. Her career as a hairstylist keeps her up to date on all the new beauty and fashion trends. She just recently lost 40lbs and is continuing to live and share a healthy lifestyle. 
    Because of her WIDE range of interests her viewers find her easy to relate to and trust her.  

Contact her by e-mail

November 03, 2015

Jello Shot Syinges

How to make jello shots in syringes 

All you need is:
1 pack of jello
liquor (as cold as you can get it)
boiling water
& coconut oil 

Find out how to make them by clicking the video below! 

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August 15, 2015

Quick & Easy Balsamic Salmon | Recipe

Quick & Easy Balsamic Salmon | Recipe

Such a quick and easy salmon recipe! Prefect for when your eating healthy but want something quick

wild salmon fillets 
1 Tablespoon coconut oil (or olive oil)
1 Tablespoon honey
6 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
To Find Out HOW Watch the video below 

July 24, 2015

    The other day a friend of mine from the NICU messaged me asking how I manged to keep a job while having a child with a trach and having home nursing.. so I thought I would make a video and share my experience with working and what I think has helped me succeeded.

Tags : tracheostomy, tracheostomy care, tracheostomy tube, trache, trach care,  pediatric Trach, working with a trach, when your child has a trach, child care for a trach, working with home nursing, living with home nursing

July 13, 2015

My 21 Day Fix Results

My 21 Day Fix Results! 

I just finished my first round of the 21 day fix! Click the video for how many inches and pounds I lost. Plus how I truly felt about the program 

If your interested in purchasing the program (or any beach body program) here is a link

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June 23, 2015

Hannah's 1st Decannulation Attempt


    For those of you who don't know who we are; Hannah is 4 years old and has had her trach since she was 1 years old (She got it a few days after her birthday). Hannah lived in the hospital for the first 507 days of her life. She was born at 29 weeks and weighed 1lbs 7oz. She was intubated for the first 3 months of her life, cpap for a month, high flow for a month, low flow for 6 months ( after having her VSD repaired)... Then bipap followed by intubated, followed by bipap, followed by trach..

    Hannah has chronic lung diseases from being premature. She was pretty much ventilator depended for the first year of having a trach. Then a year of just when she was a sleep, just at night and now has been off the ventilator for a year!!!

  The only throat problems I was told she had since the beginning was that her vocal cord looked a bit sluggish, but not for sure paralyzed.

  We originally started off at children s hospital in Vancouver and now are at a smaller hospital on the island that can handle trach care. 

Here is our video from our first decannulation attempt trip 

Here are each of the days in FULL, I made the 1st video just with any important medical bits for quick watching.. if your interested in the full days here they are :) 

Day 1, Leaving for the hospital

Day 2, Hannah goes to the OR

Day 3,  Hannah's trach gets capped 

Day 4, Disappointment going home 

June 17, 2015

21 Day Fix Meal Ideas

Some of my meals from the first 3 days of the 21 fix

If your interested in doing beach body's 21 day


Fruit & yogurt 

1 Purple container full of blue berries and raspberries
1 Red container full of Greek yogurt


3/4 Red container - 2 egg WHITES & 1 whole egg 
1/4 Blue container of goat cheese
1/4 - 1/2 container of spinach onions & peppers
Plus some franks red hot sauce 
(this mean made me realize these containers are to big sometimes, haha) 


Tuna Wrap

In this picture I used 1 red container of tuna with some mustard .. WAY to much for a wrap
1 green container full of peppers, onions & spinach
1 yellow for a wrap 


Taco Salad
1 blue container of chedder cheese
1 red container full of ground turkey with taco seasoning 
1 green container full of  peppers, onions, cucumber & spinach

Delicious Spaghetti Squash 

2 green containers full of spaghetti squash
1 green container full of spinach
1 red container = 4 pieces of turkey bacon 
1 bluye container full of soft goat cheese 
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 
1 tablespoon maple syrup (shhh)
1 table spoon olive oil

For entire recipe not pre severing! 

June 01, 2015

My Workout Routines { So Far }

My workout routines so far, a requested video from one of my subscribers.  Since September 2014 I have lost 40lbs with diet and exercise. In this video I quickly go over the few workouts that I have tried like ; Kayla itsens, t25, fitness blender(plus more) and how I really felt about them.

Make sure to check out the video there is a few really good FREE workouts 

If your intrested in purchasing any of the beach body works out my link is,

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May 05, 2015

What I Eat In A Day

Hey Guys!!

Today I'm showing you what I typically eat in a day. I've lost 38lbs to date and talk a little about the approach I use that got me here in the video below! In the video I show you what I typically eat on a working day vs a non working day! So really it's like what I eat for two days.

Hope you enjoy the video! 

Tags: Weight loss, What I eat in a day, meal plan ideas, healthy food ideas, healthy lunch ideas, healthy breakfast ideas, healthy dinner ideas, ivyandrachel , low cal meal ideas, how calorie breakfast, low calorie lunch, low calorie dinner, low calorie snacks, 

March 24, 2015

FB Growth Day 3

Continuing from the last 2 days

Todays 2am post will be : My Clothing haul video which the youtube video adder isnt working for me right now so this is the link

Todays 6am post will be 

You never know how strong you are until you have no other choice. 
How True. None of us would chose to have to be this strong, we are all just as strong even if you may not know it.


An old video off Hannah

Younger Hailey waiting for gymnastics to start. Cant believe how little she looks here!! 
So excited for their dance to start soon

6pm (our winning slot) Hannah blowing bubbles with a trach. I know if this video was uploaded as a video on fb it would get alot of likes and reach alot more people.. lets see how it does


11:30 the next day again

Lets compare all the videos the first one was posted mid after noon reach 578 with 16 like,
Second posted at 2am reach 1000 with 28 like.
Today's first video was posted at 2am also but only got a reach of 628 with 11 likes. Maybe late weekend posts are better then late day time posts. 
Todays second video was posted at 6pm which is usually the post time that gets the biggest reach. Its reach was 1043 with 30 likes.. Now is it the time or is it that its a cute video that would do good no matter what. Lets see how tomorrows video does at 6pm 

Pretty good reach

great reach, posted at noon. I think no matter the time videos will always have a good reach. Maybe try one in the middle of the night as see if it increase at all

and todays random post.... catching up on youtube at work.  This time I did not share this from instragram did not have any #hastags and still didn't get much attention... Time of day mixed with a photo of me never does good. 

No hide all todays or unlike pages! Woot. Now if only facebook would tell me how many hide alls I have out of my night-teen thousand something followers.. 

Stay tuned for tomorrow!

March 22, 2015

Facebook Growth Day 2

Todays plan for setting up facebook posts is to post a video tonight during nonpeak times and see if they do better then yesterdays peak time youtube post. I am also going to post a blog post and see if the reach is better with a blog post over a youtube post..

This graph shows when my followers are on line. 5am-9pm are peak times when people are online but posting things. 9pm-5am are non peak times when less people are on but more likely to get views 

Party city trip!
 I go out of town shopping for party decorations for the girls birthday, plus mini haul!! 
Check it out :D
post at 2am

Hailey having a BLAST at daycare yesterday
post at 6am

Check out this blog post! 
More than just candy Easter egg hunt plus other Easter goodies that aren't candy!

post at 8am

Hannah banana learning to stand at a year and a half old.. Just after she came home from the hospital.
She was still so teeny
Post at 11am

Hannah was in the NICU with this little boy and they both got their trachs a few days apart. Check this family out! 
Trevor Grant-Maitlands journey
Thinking about doing a share of some sort once a week, what do you think? Shoutoutsunday, socail saturday, followfriday.. what ever day I remember :P 
post at 2pm

seriously considering these two were only in side me for 29weeks, they didn't get to cuddle till they were 2 months old then not again for a month or so, Hannah lived in the hospital for a year and a half.. These two have always had the most amazing bond
post at 5pm

It is now 11pm the next day again

This video got double the reach being posted at 2am then yesterdays orbit that was posted at 11. 
It also get 13 more like!

Yesterdays post at 6am was a picture of me, so it's no wounder people liked this picture more. The reach was 300 high today then yesterday  and about 100 more likes on the picture. However yesterdays picture did not get any hide! Sharing pictures of the girls is strictly what the page use to be about so, I guess you cant win them all.

Yesterday I did not post a blog post but I am not surprised the reach and like are small. They are small for ever link I share 

Yesterdays 11am post was of the youtube video Iv already talked about, this post did much greater then the last. But with 1 negative feedback

This was not a planned post, but I was tagged to do it on instagram and shared it to my facebook page. When I originally posted this picture there were allot of #hastags in it and facebok thinks of those as links so that could have been the reason for the small reach or because its honestly just a boring post! 

My first shutout sunday did ok.. Not as good as the mid afternoon post yesterday but fairly good for their being a link. The only negative feedback was in the comments and it wasnt AT ALL about me or my page

and our 6pm post, or winning post. Yesterday and today's post at 6pm have received the most reach and considering that they have been up the SHORTEST amount of time says alot. 

Anywho, stay tuned for tomorrow. I think I will continue this or a week then not document it for a week or so and then see if anything changes!



#MondayFunday or #MCM (used to posts from a photo of a happy customer, showing the fun side of your business,  fun at work)
#MotivationMonday: (Motivational or inspiring quotes)
#ManCrushMonday : (Cute guy, need I say more)
#MondayBlogs (a day where all bloggers posts favorite links to their work)
#MusicMonday (favorite music, music reviews)
#MediaMonday (review a movie or other media)


 #TravelTuesday: ( Ask your followers where they like to vacation, or sharing photos is a great way to get them involved) 
#TransformationTuesday or #TT: (post a before and after pictures, baby to recent photos)
#TipTuesday:  (educate your audience about valuable information )
#tuesdaytreat (Food, cheat food, healthy food)

#TutorialTuesday (a good day for video and posts regarding how-to's)#TuesdayTreat & #TastyTuesday (recipes and foodie photos)
#WordlessWednesday or #WordlessWed (post just a photo that speaks 1,000 words)#Women2Follow (share some of your favorite women in blogging, business, etc) 


#WordlessWednesday or #WordlessWed (post just a photo that speaks 1,000 words)
 #WednesdayWisdom: (This is more about wisdom rather than being inspirational,  quotes or just wise words)
#Humpday (Mid week randomness)
#Welnesswednesday or 
#healthyhumpday (promote health and fitness)
#waybackwednseday (Old photos)


#ThrowbackThursday: (reminisce about past events)
#ThankfulThursday (post what you are thankful for)#ThursdayTreat (recipes and foodie photos)#ThursdayThrowdown (posts about "this vs that" - review and compare products) 


 #FollowFriday (give your followers a shoutout thanking them for following or share someone new to follow)
#flashbackfriday#GoodNewsFriday (share exciting events and other announcements)


#SocialSaturday: (questions about people’s day )
#SaturdaySwag and #SaturdayShenanigans (document your entire day of shopping or doing nothing in particular )



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March 21, 2015

The Holly Homer Method

As some of you may or may not know I am part of a YouTube group called "The YouTube mommy meetup". Every couple weeks they do a live hang out with a different topic each time ( they also do alot of other great stuff, if your a YouTube mom you should check out the group on facebook) , this time they had special guest Holly Homer on to talk about how she got a million facebook followers in just a year. Here is the video if you are interested in watching the whole thing 

She has ALOT of great ideas.. some of them aren't exactly relevant for us with facebook pages mostly do with out youtube but I want to try out some of the things she found worked for her. 

The thing that she thinks helped her the most is posting every hour!! EVERY HOUR! that's 24 posts a day, 7 days a week.. I honestly don't know what I could post every hour besides a picture and I would run out of pictures if I posted one every hour. But I want to try posting maybe ever hour or every two hours during the day time. Pictures, inspirational quotes, videos, maybe old blog posts.. who knows..

As of today (march 20 2015 at 11pm) I have 19,334 followers.. 188 of who are my facebook friends (lets see how many I lose posting more ;) ) Noted I haven't gained followers in over a month and have been losing them due to facebook taking away inactive accounts.

It's to late to really start planning tonight but here are a few posts I threw together for tomorrow, Lets see how they do.

" Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.
So true, this picture makes my heart melt" set for9am

" The struggles is part of the story.
Little Hailey a few days new on cpap. Snuggles" set for 1 pm

" Ohhhh Hannah <3 " set for 4pm

" Little hailey so close to breaking out of the NICU.. but so far" 

" Happy Saturday.. or selfie Saturday? What are you doing this weekend? " Set for 7am

" Yesterdays Orbit.. Robot Children!! Such silly girls " set for 11am

Ok, so that's only 5 things.. but that is 6 more then I would have posted.


It is now 11:30pm march 21st. The first post was posted 16 hours ago and the last post was posted 5 hours ago.

I posted this picture first because I know that most of my followers would rather see a picture of my daughters then a picture of me. I added a question to interact with some of them to make it more interesting  

I expected this picture to do well, being that its Hannah and the cute edit

YouTube videos NEVER get any attention.. EVER so I am not at all surprised that my total reach was 578 and only 16 likes 

Another picture I suspected would do well.. I thought it would do the same as Hannahs edited picture though.. Maybe time of day(1pm), who knows. 

Great reach

This post I had not planned to post, wanted to ask and say something so I just posted it. Not to many likes but the reach is far better then a youtube video post 

Shocked. I am shocked that this is the last thing to be posted only been up for 5 hours and has the biggest reach of them all.. not as many likes as some of the other posts but it has 1,233 views! 


I was reading this great blog post about face book growth " The Complete Guide To Growing Your Organic Facebook Reach" .

Number two really stood out to me " Post at non-peak times" , Holly talked about this in the live chat but she didn't explain it in a way that I understood why it works. Pretty much the peak hours are when everyone is posting something so the chances of your picture or link getting viewed is smaller because there is already so much stuff filling up peoples news feed. If you post at non peak times (middle of the night) the chances of your post being seen are WAY greater because there is nothing else being shared then.

Another part that I found really help full was talking about how facebook chooses who see's your post.. (Out of my 19,334 followers no more then 1,500 see my posts. 

This is a picture from there blog. But pretty much if you can get someone to like your photo once or twice the chances they will see your post are much greater. So by posting at night when you think no ones awake, people who maybe not have seen your post during the day will see it like it and then be likelier to see your post during the day more. 

Is this making any sense? haha 

The blog post shows pictures of their stats to back up their theory, definitely check it out. 

Stay tuned for tomorrows plan