It was Family Day weekend and I was working hard to get the kids out the door and over to my parents' house where both of my sisters and my little niece and nephew were visiting. My sister had kindly popped by to help me wrangle the troops. All 3 kids were practically body surfing … Continue reading Not on my Watch: I’ve got 99 Problems but Explaining ‘Squirrel Death’ Ain’t One
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
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
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
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
Today I feel a darkness in spite of the blue sky and bright sunshine outside. My heart is broken for a family I don't know. My stomach is sick for a father and child whose lives have been destroyed. I have wept for a mother on the other side of our beautiful country who has … Continue reading Holding my Babies a Little Closer: Thinking of Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette
(Note to Self: if ever a contestant on the reality show, Survivor, do NOT pick these two kids as your tribe mates. You will lose... and go batshit crazy. They have been without snacks for approximately 25 minutes and they are losing their minds. Also, they do have water but they don't want water. They want milk. So they would rather be thirsty. Serenity now.)
Today was a crazy day to say the least. The theme of the day was "Life is a highway!" I kissed the kids and hubby goodbye at 7:30am and left for work. My 9am meeting finished just in time for me to leave work and race back down the highway to my 11am doctor's appointment. … Continue reading Blueberry-puked microfibre and a 2.5-year old in leopard panties. That’s a wrap for today!