Author Bio:

Codi Darnell lives on the west coast with her husband and three kids. She spends most of her time juggling motherhood with a spinal cord injury and writing about the results. She was voted 2018 Vancouver Mom Top Blogger and you can follow her story at www.helpcodiheal.com and on social media Instagram @helpcodiheal and Facebook @helpcodiheal


Posts by Codi:

Pack Up the Mountain Bikes, We’re Going Biking in Whistler!

Posted on: August 27, 2021

If you’d have asked me 16 years ago, when my then-boyfriend sold his mountain bike to buy me an engagement ring, if I thought our future family would go on a biking holiday one day, I’d have laughed at you. I wasn’t the adventurous type; I didn’t enjoy the crunch
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Eat and Drink Your Way Through Scottsdale Arizona

Posted on: October 17, 2019

Everyone has their favourite type of vacation. Maybe you’re all about relaxing on a beach, exploring a new city, fueling your inner-child at an amusement park or something completely different. But I can’t be the only one who sometimes thinks I don’t care what we do, as long as we
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Grown Ups Only Getaway to Scottsdale, Arizona

Posted on: June 24, 2019

If you’ve ever whisper/yelled to your partner “You said the kids were asleep!!” while hastily pulling on whatever shirt you can find, you probably deserve a grown-up getaway. Keeping the couple-connection alive after you have children can be challenging. Date nights are great, but sometimes it takes a little bit
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No Holding Back! Adaptive Skiing at Big White Ski Resort

Posted on: March 11, 2019

About a year ago, a friend told me I should try adaptive skiing. I laughed. But this past weekend—because my FOMO is greater than my fear of skiing—that is precisely what I did. And at the top of the first little hill, strapped into a sit-ski with mixed emotions of
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5 Outings to Keep Everyone Happy on a Multi-Generational Trip to Maui

Posted on: January 31, 2019

It was our first morning in Maui, and a giant green sea turtle climbed onto the beach. Everyone ran to see it as I lay on my lounger by the pool (not fast enough to get back in my wheelchair to go with them) and I thought how amazing it
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Have Wheelchair? Travel Anywhere

Posted on: October 22, 2018

Eight hours after we piled in the car and pulled out of the driveway, we arrived at our destination only to discover that my wheelchair wouldn’t fit through the bathroom door. We knew our first family trip with a wheelchair in tow wouldn’t be perfect, but we were assured the
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A Family Surfing Adventure in Tofino – The Wetsuits are the Worst Part!

Posted on: September 7, 2018

There was a brief pause in the surf in which I caught my husband’s eye, and we shared a smile that said Can you believe it? We finally found an activity that everyone is enjoying at the same time! Anyone with multiple children knows the struggle of trying to please
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