The job of a stay-at-home-mom (SAHM) is pretty unique as far as employment goes. In some ways it reminds me of the role Anne Hathaway plays in the movie, The Devil Wears Prada, but without the designer clothes and clean, swishy hair: You are on call 24/7 and there are no holidays – ever. Your boss is a tyrant with never-ending demands, many of which are entirely unreasonable but you must fulfill nevertheless. You eat a lot of grilled cheese. Continue reading
It’s the season of giving thanks. I like to think I don’t need a special time of year to remind myself to be thankful – it’s never far from my thoughts that I am blessed with good health and a loving family. This year I got to thinking about some other things I’m grateful for.
Here they are, in no particular order… Continue reading
…if your Baby Mama is on the brink of giving birth or has recently sprung your offspring from her loins.
You see, no matter how well your partner has coped with pregnancy, the entire game changes once Baby arrives. Your life could be at risk. This is a life line, my friend. Take it. Continue reading
The first year of a child’s life is jam-packed with milestones and firsts. Whether it’s your first child or your fifth, you probably have it on your ‘Mama Projects’ list to create a memory book that chronicles all the special moments, all the growth and development, all the magic. Without question, it will be a book to treasure and enjoy with your child for years to come.
But damn if those books aren’t a massive undertaking for a busy mama*! Continue reading
Remember that time back in 2016 when I said I was calling it a day on this whole blogging deal?
I seem to find myself in similar circumstances as I was when I first began my blog, back in 2015. That is, pregnant.
Here in Canada, mamas now have the option of taking a mind-blowing 18 month maternity leave. While the financial implications of this option are not exactly enticing, my husband and I agreed that the numerous benefits of staying home with my kids while they are so little just couldn’t be overlooked. Continue reading
A little while ago I wrote about the challenges I navigate throughout the night in the quest for sleep. Those challenges, namely, my son, my husband, and my cat, have decreased by one.
On January 13, I said goodbye to Reef. Continue reading
I have always considered myself a nomad. Never quite settled anywhere, always searching for the next adventure, the next learning experience, moving from place to place. Ultimately, I think I have just been looking for the place where I fit.
One of my favourite quotes comes from J.R.R. Tolkien’s poem “All that is gold does not glitter”. You’re probably familiar with it (and if you’re not, get out from under that rock!). The line is ‘Not all those who wander are lost.’ Continue reading