We’ve all read all about how purging your fridge, freezer, pantry and cupboards of anything that doesn’t fit your new nutrition plan is a great way to ensure that you won’t stray from your list of approved foods. However, sometimes this just isn’t possible. As a wife and mom of 3 children, I can’t exactly … Continue reading 5 Helpful Tips for Eating Clean When Your Family is….Not.
Let me start by saying that I am not a food & nutrition expert. In fact, I am quite the rookie in this health, wellness and fitness game. It is for this reason that I am writing this post... because I'm an ordinary, gym/diet quitter who has been a member of every gym in town … Continue reading Eating Clean: 6 Tips for a Developing a Clean Eating Routine that Sticks!
Hello and welcome to My Monkeys, My Circus! I am so very excited to be writing my first blog post on my brand new blog! Yay! My name is Lesley and I am a mom blogger. That has an AAish ring to it, doesn't it? I'm keeping it because that is sort of fitting to … Continue reading Welcome to My Monkeys, My Circus!
The following post was written quite a while ago. 86 days ago to be exact. It will be the first of a series of posts that I will be sharing about my own journey through Postpartum Depression. PPD is real and can be difficult to recognize in yourself. The past few months have been a … Continue reading Facing the Darkness: The Start of my Journey through PPD
A little overdue in publishing this one... Further proof that I am months behind on life! 😉 New Year's Eve 2015 was one of the best new year's celebrations we have had in a while. Not only was it the first new year's in 3 years that everyone was healthy but it was the first … Continue reading New Year’s Eve 2015: Ringing in the New Year with the Littles
I had 2 things on my agenda for this weekend: Buy the kiddos new sneakers and commit to officially potty-training our almost 3 year old, Mr. C. It's hard to say which task would be more challenging! After trying reward stickers (and removing stickers from the toilet, floor and furniture), treats like a Cadbury mini egg … Continue reading No Use Crying over Pee-Soaked UNISEX Sneakers
It was a perfectly ordinary day. The kids (3.5 year old Miss M, 2.5 year old Mr. C and 5 month old Mr. O) and I had gone to Costco to stock up on some favourite snacks; veggie straws, goldfish crackers, hummus, baby wipes and a few other things that weren't on our list but … Continue reading A Bump on the “Noggin” & a Trip to the Hospital: People are Good.
I can't remember the first time that I heard the expression "It takes a village to raise a child." I'm sure that I've heard it hundreds of times throughout my life and digested it and nodded in agreement with very little thought. I didn't disagree but I also didn't have kids so, "Yes. Sure. I … Continue reading “It Takes a Village to Raise Child” – A Thank You to my Village
With 3 kids, 3 years of age and under, I am often told "I don't know how you do it." Or, "I don't know how you get anything done." Truthfully, sometimes I can't do it and a LOT of times, I really don't get anything done. My kids are always healthy and happy but my … Continue reading Facing the Dark Cloud: Recognizing the Signs of the Post-Baby Blues
It's amazing how the definition of "normal" can change overnight when you become a parent. I'm not sure how or when it happens because I've basically just gone through the motions of life in a sleep-deprived, puffy-eyed fog, but at some point, with a 3 year old, 2 year old and 9 week old, the … Continue reading Parenthood: The Normalization of the Abnormal