How to be less judgemental

By | 2017-08-09T11:49:58+00:00 May 16th, 2017|

A couple of days ago, I was out walking my dog along the boardwalk when I noticed a little girl standing all alone. She couldn't have been more than three-years-old. Four tops. She wasn't crying, but she wasn't smiling either. She was looking around very seriously. First, to the water south of the boardwalk, and then [...]

A letter to my mom – what I’d like my deceased mother to know

By | 2017-09-16T17:19:54+00:00 May 12th, 2017|

Dear Mom, First, let me apologize for taking so long to write. It's been 48 years since you left us. You, just 29, and me, just three and a half. This letter is long overdue. I'm 51 now. It's not a ripe old age but I'm certainly no spring chicken. I'm sorry that you never got to [...]

Dumb mom move – check out my biggest parenting fail

By | 2017-08-07T14:55:21+00:00 May 4th, 2017|

Lucy was due to arrive mid-January. For Christmas, we were planning to visit my husband’s family in Ottawa. I wasn’t keen on the idea. I mean, babies come early, right? And I had an awesome midwife and birth plan in place, and didn’t want to mess that up. But there was no talking hubby out of [...]

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