Welcome to my Circus…

Have you ever heard the expression “Not my monkeys, not my circus?”  It’s one of my favourites.  It is typically used to boldly state that something is not your responsibility so you really don’t need to concern yourself over whatever that something might be…

Well, as I look around my home which is littered in toys, crayons, snippings of construction paper, goldfish crackers, stray socks, sticky floors and icky hand (and nose)prints on the windows, I realize that this IS my circus and these ARE my monkeys.

As a wife and mother of 3 young children; Miss M (5 years old), Mr. C (4 years old) and Mr. O (2 years old), life is constantly unpredictable, hilarious, challenging, exhilarating, stressful, crazy and more… about the only thing it never is, is boring.  We don’t have time for that.  And if I had time to be bored I can guarantee I would be spending that time catching up on at least 2 years of missed sleep!

This blog is not only a family journal for us to use to someday reflect on the crazy times of the past but it is also an outlet for me.  Writing has been a passion of mine since I was a little girl.  For as long as I can remember, writing has brought me joy, relieved me of stress, provided comfort and grounded me during times of uncertainty.  I will be using this blog to share the good, the bad and the ugly about my parenting journey with my devoted partner/co-captain at my side as we navigate unchartered waters in our attempt to raise our beautiful, strong, intelligent children… our 3 monkeys.

I am so happy you are here.  Please follow along and thank you for reading. xo