About Me


It’s OK to be WEIRD! is a blog written by me, Raylene. I’m a Canadian/American Civil Engineer turned work-at-home mom. Wife to an ordained pastor, and mom to 3 gorgeous kiddos (girl – 12 yrs old, boys – 10 and 9 yrs old), I write about real life in all its weirdness, highlighting the extraordinary things that happen in ordinary, everyday family experiences.

My mission is to encourage readers to celebrate life and to be themselves. My life motto, “It’s OK to be weird” is the foundation for my philosophy on life and on blogging – each person is created uniquely, and we’re all a little weird in our own way. I urge readers of It’s OK to be WEIRD! to ‘embrace their inner weirdie’, not for the sake of being weird, but for the sake of being true to themselves.

I blog about a variety of real life adventures, including family celebrations, holidays, traveling, parenting, funny kid experiences, life as a dual citizen, marriage and romance, faith issues, and so much more! There is also a sprinkling of family-friendly product reviews and giveaways to highlight products and services that I can confidently and honestly recommend to my readers.

I was recently invited to guest post on My Wee View, and Canada Travels, and my reviews have been featured by DoTell The Game, Bibagogo, and quoted on the ART CLASS DVD packaging (from Shine the Light). It’s OK to be WEIRD! has recently been the Featured Blog at both Canadian Moms Online Community (as voted by fellow bloggers) and KLs Cupboard.

{ 3 sharing the weirdness...read them below or, add your own comment. }

1 Jacob June 11, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Hi Raylene,

Hope you are well. My name is Jacob Porpossian. I work for a PR agency representing numerous brands. I stumbled upon your blog and I think it’s great!

I would love to work with you on future programs that suit your audience and lifestyle. There are a few that come to mind that are currently still in planning stages, but right off the bat I was wondering if you had any pets? A cat specifically? I’m working with a cat food brand program currently. If you have a cat, then I would love to have you participate!




2 Raylene June 12, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Hi Jacob! Unfortunately, I have NO pets. Our fish just died a little while ago, and my daughter is very allergic to anything with hair/fur. 🙁

Let me know if there’s anything else I can hep you out with. Thanks for stopping by!!


3 marc frohman February 24, 2016 at 11:36 AM

marc frohman ilke to win on Disney today


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