Hello and welcome to www.timandolive.com!
If life is a journey, this blog is hopefully a scenic point; a place for you to pause in the midst of your day to stop, read, think, reflect, and appreciate the life that you are living. Our desire is that here you’ll gain some refreshment, encouragement and perhaps new perspective on marriage, parenting, and life.
“The unexamined life is not worth living,” said Socrates. Perhaps that statement is too strong, but the sentiment reflects what we believe to be true in life. We believe in the value of taking time to think, to savour the good, and acknowledge the difficult.
We just finished our first ebook titled “Fight With Me: How We Learned to be Married“, which you can get as a free gift for subscribing to our newsletter.
Tim is a cheerful pessimist and always thinking. His life began in Yellowknife with stops in Calgary, Hong Kong, and Vancouver along the way. He proposed to Olive with a goat (and no diamond ring). There is a soft spot in his heart for mangos, mentoring, the Vancouver Canucks, and anyone who washes the dishes at his place. Tim especially enjoys being a husband to Olive and father to Alena.
Tim has been a contributor to The Good Men Project, Converge Magazine, Hello Vancity, and Dad’s Round Table. He has also been an on-air guest for Huffpost Live.
Olive is an artsy optimist who grew up in Toronto as an only child. Her favourite place in the whole wide world is her home, partly because she gets to share it with her husband, Tim and daughter, Alena. As a recovering perfectionist, she aspires to be a conduit of grace, rest and beauty in this hurried and chaotic world.
Olive has been a contributor to Converge Magazine, SheLoves Magazine, and Hello VanCity.
Don’t know where to start? Here are a few of our most popular posts:
Thoughts as a Depressed Husband (How My Wife Helped Me Face Depression)
How to Get Married (my 5-step plan in finding a wife)
Stop Trying to Cheer Up Your Wife
Dear Hypothetically Gay Child
My Wife is Mad at me and I Don’t Know Why
How to Fight Fairly with your Spouse (or anyone else)
Dear Extroverts (An Honest Letter from an Introvert)
10 Things I Learned the Hard Way Postpartum
Three Words I Deleted from my Vocabulary
Why I Refused a Diamond Ring
You’re Looking for the Wrong Person to Marry [Converge Magazine]
Befriending My Depression [The Good Men Project]
The Ups and Downs of Long-Distance Dating [Converge Magazine]
5 Practical Tips on Learning to Cook [Hello VanCity]
These Eyes of Mine: A Fresh Perspective [She Loves Magazine]
9 Ways to Cheer Up Your Wife [Dad's Round Table]
Taking a Sabbatical to Focus your Career and Calling [Salt + Light]
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