It was a typical Thursday afternoon in February except that was feeling more stressed than usual, worrying about things that didn't need to be worried about and I was just feeling low. I had just picked the kids up from school and we were now at Nana's house to pick up Mr. O. It was … Continue reading Love, Food, Photos…Enough is as Good as a Feast
Two days after surviving my very first mammogram, I received a call back from the mammography clinic. The friendly receptionist informed me that the radiologist has requested that I come back for additional imaging. My heart sank. Okay... I replied and then requested the next available appointment that they had. "I will put you in … Continue reading The Dreaded Mammo Callback
My very first mammogram...and what to expect when you go for yours!
My 5 year old, Miss M and 4 year old, Mr. C got to attend Ash Wednesday mass at church with their school today. Here is their story... Me: Did you guys get to go to church today? M&C: Yes!!! M: They put ashes on our heads just like you said! C: But mine came … Continue reading My Kinders on Ash Wednesday…
It makes my heart pound and my palms sweat as I think back to these dark days. Dark days That I've pushed behind me, slamming the door closed, locking it and pressing my back against it in relief while slumping to the floor with my head and my hands, fatigued, unsure, afraid that it would overcome me again.
Today is Bell Canada "Let's Talk" Day. You can say what you will about Bell Canada as a service provider but there is no denying that their "Let's Talk" campaign is nothing short of amazing. Since Bell is a communications provider, taking a stand to break the stigma surrounding mental illness and encouraging us to … Continue reading Let’s Talk…
One windy, snowy, late afternoon, just as I had finished picking up our school-aged kiddos from after-school daycare, I buckled them into their car seats then lifted up the front of 2-year old Mr.O's car seat poncho to do the same when suddenly 4 year old Mr. C cried out in horror, "Oh no! That's … Continue reading The Daycare ‘Little Green Guy’ Theft & a ‘Grocery Game’ Mystery: Boys are Both Sweet and Gross
When my sister and my adorable 2 year old nephew and 6 week old niece were in town visiting for the weekend, we decided to take all 5 kiddos to an indoor play place to burn some energy and have some fun! Five year old Miss M asked if she could bring her brand, new … Continue reading Life Lessons from Nova the Unicorn: Learning to be Responsible
While I definitely recognize how important it is for me to take the time to invest in myself and do things for me and only me, I have also come to realize that the hardest part of taking time away from my little ones is letting go of being in control of everything they are … Continue reading Investing in my Best Me: Letting Go & Filling that Cup
Today was a crappy day. I didn't get much sleep after dealing with all 3 kids up during the night for various reasons and found myself scrunched up like a pretzel trying to catch some shut-eye in between their 3 squirmy, bed-hogging bodies and that of our 65 lb dog, the ultimate bed hog, who … Continue reading Fitness, Wellness & Forgiveness: Cutting the Crap, Forgiving Yourself and Moving the F On!