10 Things I Am Extra-Thankful for Since Having Kids

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. …

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5 Jobs Every Mama Should Have On Her Resume

Being a mama is one of the toughest jobs in the world.  Few would disagree.  It requires resourcefulness, creativity, organization, time management, people skills, effective communication, conflict resolution, adaptability, leadership, and the ability to work under pressure. Quite a diverse and impressive skill set, to be sure. Whether you stay at home with your kids, …

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Not forty. Thirty-ten.

I've been a member of a club for almost a decade now.  There have been some drawbacks to membership, but all things considered, I've really enjoyed being part of it; there have been a lot of really good times.  In fact, some of the best times of my life so far have been spent as a …

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And it’s me for the small win!

Here in Canada, we're known for a few things. Hockey, maple syrup, Ryan Gosling, saying sorry a lot...just to name a few, eh? We're also known for our public health care system.  It's pretty impressive.  This isn't going to be a post about it, but it's where today's musings got started. In my lovely province, …

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A Letter to my Postpartum Self

Dear Formidable You, In little more than 36 hours from now, you will be holding your daughter for the first time! What a different experience this pregnancy has been: more physical discomfort thanks to wicked acid reflux and aching hips.  Definitely more of a resemblance to a beached whale when lying down. Less anxiety about …

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