Before I had a baby, there was so much I didn’t know about motherhood and so many people to tell me what I didn’t know. But no one tells you the really important things. No one told me about the theft of my identity. No one told me about the loss of my previously firm… Read More Motherhood: What No One Told Me
Every year on Mother’s Day, my daycare provider (I hate calling her that because she is practically family!) does crafts with all the kids for us moms, and they are the most adorable things anyone could ever make that sometimes includes pasta, and so thoughtful. My husband sets them aside until Sunday, and she joyfully hands me… Read More We all Need Time: $100 SpaFinder Giveaway!
Mother’s Day is coming. You look forward to the day with your toddler, knowing you will be the recipient of something created by their little hands. Your mind drifts to Mother’s Days past, and to the treasures the child that has been gone for almost ten years lovingly gave you. You are a bereaved parent… Read More To The Bereaved Mama on Mother’s Day
I am going away for the weekend, and my bestie is pitching in to watch my toddler while my husband works his night shift. Over drinks last week, we agreed it would be awesome if I put together a little manifesto on what looking after her looks like. And, obviously post it here so she… Read More A Quick Guide to Babysitting My Toddler
It’s taking us to the BConnected Conference in Ottawa on April 22, 2016!! Ford Canada has supplied my friend Eclectic Soapbox and me with a sweet little ride to get our procrastinating blogger butts to the show on time, and we couldn’t be more excited to show it off and share our experience with you!… Read More Where Will Ford Canada Take You?
I find myself with a very rare Saturday morning alone. I need it; after taking my toddler to Florida, sans husband, for a week and coming home to the passing of a much-loved friend, it has been a long two weeks. My husband took our toddler to the park this morning, and instead of staying… Read More Choosing Positivity in the Face of Tragedy
There was an Amber Alert in my area yesterday, for a 3-month old boy who had inadvertently been kidnapped in the course of someone stealing the running car he was in; his father had allegedly left it running as he ran into a store (that is what (I have heard and read, thus far). The… Read More It Only Happens to Other People, Until it Happens to You
When you’re young, the only time age comes into the periphery of your mind is to wonder (with youthful disgust) at how positively OLD the adults in your life are. Even as an adult, I am constantly surprised when I learn someone’s age: “What are you doing in this bar, you’re 12!” and (in my… Read More So This Is 40…