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!
Sometimes I feel like the worst mother on earth. Sometimes I feel like I am so stressed that I might explode. Sometimes I feel like I am so tired that if I lie down to go to sleep, I might sleep for 3 days straight. Today is one of those "sometimes." Don't get be wrong. … Continue reading Take 5! Time to Recharge! This Mama is on Timeout!
We survived our first week at work/daycare! Hurray! It's worth noting that I went back on Thursday so it was only a 2 day work week but still; We did it! The babes had a blast at daycare. They played hard with the other kids and were exhausted each night. On our first Friday in … Continue reading TGIF! First Friday as a Working Mama: Thankful for Friday, Family, Puddle Jumping, Dinners I Didn’t Make, Farts, Speed Dry Cycle, Lysol Wipes and Spare Sheets
A Reflection on the Past Year WARNING: This is a long one. I recommend pairing it with a glass of cabernet sauvignon and a hot bubble bath so long that your skin gets all pruny. (One can dream, right?) I cannot believe it is April 1st! Where has the time gone? My second maternity leave finishes in … Continue reading Two Babies in One Year & a Year-Long Unpaid Maternity Leave…We Did It! (We did it! We did it! Yeah!)
Tonight after a ridiculously messy dinner, I ran upstairs to pour a bath for both babes. Bath time could not wait until just before bed tonight. It had to be now... before they touched anything. At 22 months old, Miss M absolutely loves exploring with food. She throws it, she squishes it in her fingers, … Continue reading Day 2 of Bedtime #2 …and other Mind-Blowing Mayhem