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Living without breast cancer — one mom’s story

By | 2017-08-07T14:41:36+00:00 July 10th, 2017|

You'd think that 'living without breast cancer' wouldn't actually be a thing, especially for someone who hasn't ever had breast cancer. But oddly enough, it is. At least, for me. When my mom passed away, she was 29 years old. I was just shy of four. In my early years, this didn't really phase me. Even [...]

Teenage sex — 5 things I want my daughter to know

By | 2017-08-07T14:46:57+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|

Here they are, in no particular order: 1. Sex rocks.  It can and should be really enjoyable — for the girl as well as the boy. As women, our bodies were designed to give us pleasure, not just give others pleasure. It's not something we're supposed to do in order to gain someone's affection. Nor is it [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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