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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 [...]

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 [...]

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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