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Parenthood – Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me?

Parenthood – Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me?

When I was expecting our daughter I did my due diligence as a parent to be. I read all the books. My husband and I attended prenatal classes. I ate well, took the required vitamins and gave up my precious,…

How I Left My Mother

How I Left My Mother

I remember the day well.  It was six years ago. Our wedding was just a couple of short months behind us.  The wedding was the beginning of the end for my mother and I.  You could see it coming from…

Waiting for the Call – On Drinking and Driving.

Waiting for the Call – On Drinking and Driving.

There was a lot of drinking when I was young. No, it wasn’t me or my friends doing the drinking (although that would come later). The alcohol fueled weekend get togethers were done by my parents. And the parents of…

Stories From Moms

Stories From Moms

Mother’s Day is a bitter sweet day for me and has been for some time. I actually have two mothers, neither of which are part of my life. That can be a bitter pill to swallow on a day devoted…

Tips for Getting Kids to Brush Their Teeth

Tips for Getting Kids to Brush Their Teeth

April is National Oral Health Care Month. I know it doesn’t sound all that exciting but taking care of our oral health is so important. And I know what a challenge it can be when it comes to getting our…

Mirror Mirror…

Mirror Mirror…

I am an adoptee. With red hair. I resemble absolutely nobody in my family. Growing up people were always asking me where my red hair came from. If they were strangers, which they usually were, I would just shrug and…

A Poem To Your Child #FPMakeTimeToPlay

A Poem To Your Child #FPMakeTimeToPlay

Some times it seems that the days go by so quickly that you blink and a year has passed. My little girl is going to be five this year. Five! I’m still struggling to wrap my head around that fact….

Waiting to Breathe

Waiting to Breathe

22 minutes. A man from Denmark set the Guinness World Record by holding his breath for 22 minutes. That is about 20 minutes longer than the average person can hold their breath (under water). But it’s currently about 6 months…

New At Walmart Canada- Online Baby Registry!

New At Walmart Canada- Online Baby Registry!

It’s only been 4 years since my daughter was born and we celebrated, like most parents do, with a baby shower.  We actually waited until after she was born to have the shower because we decided not to find out…

Yes we co-sleep.  No we don’t want your sleep training advice.

Yes we co-sleep. No we don’t want your sleep training advice.

Want to start a heated parenting debate?  Talk about co-sleeping.  Everyone, even people who aren’t parents, have an opinion on this one. But here’s the thing.  I don’t want your opinion. You probably have one.  And that’s great.  Feel free…

Raising a Healthy (and not picky) Eater

Raising a Healthy (and not picky) Eater

  Take a close look at this picture. What’s on the plate?  Macaroni and toaster strudel, the breakfast of champions.  That’s right my daughter (who was 2 at the time) requested “macamoni and toaster” for breakfast and I quite happily…

I have a Secret – There is No Secret

I have a Secret – There is No Secret

How many times have you come across an article, website or  book promising to have “The Secret” solution to something?  Now, how many times did they actually provide you with some earth shattering inside information that somehow changed your life? …

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