Category Archives: Personal Growth

On Not Being Super Mom

So after months and months of feeling like I was trying to swim with a boulder attached to my ankle, I finally feel like I am getting my head above water.  I wish I could just chalk it up to a few busy months, but I was really feeling the weight of all my obligations.  …

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When less is more

One of the best things that ever happened to my family was the time that I was laid off when I was 8 months pregnant with my son.  At the time I was terrified about how we were going to pay the bills, especially since I didn’t qualify for Employment Insurance (EI), but now safely …

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This blog is brought to you by the letter A

I run an educational based home daycare business.  I started it when my son was seven months old, and I love that it allows me the best of both worlds. I get to be a working mother and a stay-at-home mom. For the last year I have been on maternity leave so I could have …

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If you won’t nap, can I?

It has been a long time since I have posted my last blog. It has been on my mind to do, but despite my best intentions my blog remains neglected.  I would love to say that I have been super productive and completed things on my long to do list; like sanding and repainting my …

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My BIG little man

  My son has been three for almost two months now, and for a while it did not seem like much had changed since he was two.  We had a big birthday party for him and celebrated his day, but other than that life has continued as normal.  There did not seem to be any …

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HELLO TAXMAN

Every day during the month of February I ran down to my front door to look in my mail box. I was eagerly awaiting the arrival of a special letter … (wait for it) … my husband’s T4!  Yes, that’s right, I was excited to receive my husband’s pay information so that I could fill …

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Covered in hives I found what I was looking for

Did you ever have one of those moments where you had to resist the urge to shout “I told you so”? You did not want to seem like a petty child, by rubbing their nose in the fact that you were right and they were wrong.  I can’t say I really wanted to shout at …

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Whatever happened to bedside manner?

I am not a hypochondriac.  I am a healthy person, and I do not visit the doctor for every little thing. However, I am very much a “what if” kind of person.  I am also pretty in-tune with my body so I seem to notice every twinge, ache and spasm that occurs. There is also …

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Confessions of a Reformed Valentine’s Day Scrooge

  I do not like Valentine’s Day!  There I said it and I feel better for doing so. Each year I cringe at all the commercials and the Valentine’s Day décor.  I try to boycott the entire day, however this year I have decided to become a reformed Scrooge.  Yes, this year I am going …

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My Breastfeeding Journey

So I did something today that has been on my “to-do” list for a while.  I finally found and went to a La Leche League meeting. It is something that I have wanted to do for a while because breastfeeding is something I feel very strongly about.  I also wanted to join the group for …

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