Pigsty — welcome to my teenager’s room

By | 2017-08-07T14:45:06+00:00 June 27th, 2017|

I could have sworn that following my one and only pregnancy I gave birth to a bouncing baby girl. As it turns out, I gave birth to a little piglet. For the first 12 years, Lucy pulled the wool right over my eyes. She kept her bedroom spic and span. Not a pencil out of place. [...]

Time to quit smoking – and this time I really mean it

By | 2017-08-07T14:49:04+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|

I'm a smoking momma, not to be confused with a smokin' hot momma. That said, if I quit smoking, I'd have a better shot at becoming the latter because it really isn't an attractive habit. I started puffing away when I was 13-years-old. You know how some people take a first puff and think, "that's disgusting; [...]

The importance of modelling a positive body image

By | 2017-08-13T17:01:40+00:00 June 17th, 2017|

Last night, I took my daughter to a screening of the movie Embrace – a documentary that explores how poor body image has become a worldwide epidemic. If you're a woman, I'm sure this comes as no surprise. Research suggests that 91% of us are dissatisfied with our bodies, so chances are this topic resonates with you as much as it [...]

The joke that broke my water

By | 2017-08-07T14:51:57+00:00 June 10th, 2017|

It was the perfect plan. Lucy was conceived in April 2000 and she was due to come in January 2001, three weeks after Canada's mandatory one-year maternity leave was due to take effect. And then my husband said the C-word. You know the one: C**T. It was December 22, and we were enjoying a lovely pre-Christmas evening [...]

Instinct

By | 2017-08-07T14:50:40+00:00 June 6th, 2017|

You are loaded with expectations I cannot meet. Were it not for you, I would not know that I should know better. I would not know that I should know at all. I long for questions to roll lightly from my tongue and run playfully in my mind. Not lodge in my throat like large chunks [...]

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