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Overcoming writer’s block in 556 words

By | 2017-09-14T14:15:49+00:00 July 26th, 2017|

For the last few days, I've been in a funk. Like a seriously funky funk. And if I'm to be perfectly honest, it has everything to do with this blog. I've been thinking about taking it in a new direction and it's been causing me a lot of stress. Over the course of a few days, [...]

Bonding with your stepchild – 5 lessons I’ve learned

By | 2017-08-13T20:07:54+00:00 July 21st, 2017|

I was recently invited by a fellow mom blogger to write and share a post about 10 things that make me happy. When I finished writing the piece, I proudly read it to my husband. When I was done reading, his face dropped. While he and my daughter had made it onto my list, I hadn’t [...]

10 things that make me happy

By | 2017-08-09T11:45:20+00:00 July 12th, 2017|

I truly believe that happiness is a state of mind. That said, I'm fortunate to have many concrete reasons (beyond my state of mind) for which to be thankful. After joyfully reading about 10 things that bring happiness to blogger Kristal Schirmer of Lattes & Hugs, I thought to myself, "hold on a sec — if Kristal's [...]

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 | 2017-08-25T10:40:18+00:00 July 2nd, 2017|

Teenagers and sex. It's a controversial topic, I know. But here's the thing. Kids are going to do it, regardless of the backgrounds they come from and the values their parents instil in them. Given this reality, here, in no particular order, are five things I want my daughter to know about sex. 1. Sex rocks.  [...]

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 [...]