A Mom’s Journey from Anger to Self Love

A Mom’s Journey from Anger to Self Love

I’ve spent a lot of time feeling angry this year – with myself, with my husband and at the world in a sense. Because somewhere along the way, I fell into that age old cliche of putting myself last –...
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Hockey Wives: Put some Pep in your Step as a Mother

Hockey Wives: Put some Pep in your Step as a Mother

I am addicted to Hockey Wives. It’s Season 2 and I really look forward to pouring a glass of wine on Wednesday evenings and sitting down to find out what Angela Price, MP Morin, Tiffany Parros, Noureen DeWulf and the gang...
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I will Always be the Mother of a Premie

I will Always be the Mother of a Premie

As the mother of a premature baby, my birth story for my son is different than most. My memories of the day my son was born are underlined by the fear and stress that came along with a sudden diagnosis...
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Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding in Public

I breastfed my son until he was 19 month old and he was a hungry little bean who wanted to nurse a lot.  I offered the boob on demand wherever we went – at the mall, at the park, at...
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The Hardest Thing About Being a Mother

The Hardest Thing About Being a Mother

The hardest thing about being a mother is not: the sleepless nights  the banging on the bathroom door when I am trying to pee and take a moment the baby days when I would have given anything, ANYTHING just to...
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Conceive the Dream: I am a Mother

Conceive the Dream: I am a Mother

Canadian Infertility Awareness Week is coming up on May 19 – 25. I am sharing my story as part of a challenge to help raise awareness and advocate for infertility support in Canada.  I invite my fellow bloggers and twitter...
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A Good Mother: The Mother I Strive to Be

A Good Mother: The Mother I Strive to Be

As the 40-something mother of an active four-year-old boy, I have an ongoing struggle to make it through each week of activities, play dates, snack time, story time, bath time, bedtime, meal planning, groceries, cooking, dishes, laundry, organizing, managing h...
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I put on my Party Panties for Oprah in Vancouver

I put on my Party Panties for Oprah in Vancouver

On Thursday afternoon, this mama went into a whirlwind of activity in preparation for Oprah. That’s O-prah. You really have to sing it a little to make it sound right. I showered in plenty of time at 3 pm –...
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Why we Chose Embryo Donation: Hoping for Something Wonderful

Why we Chose Embryo Donation: Hoping for Something Wonderful

We were lucky enough to have extra embryos in storage after we became pregnant through in vitro fertilization in 2007. Last year, my husband and I had to decide what to do with our remaining embryos.
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I am a REAL Real Housewife of YVR

I am a REAL Real Housewife of YVR

I am so proud to have been profiled on The Thirties Grind Blog by Melissa Carr as one of her REAL Real Housewives of YVR. I am posting a copy of Melissa’s article below for my readers. Melissa has a fabulous...
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Kids Night Out in Vancouver: Family Fun with a 4 Year Old

Kids Night Out in Vancouver: Family Fun with a 4 Year Old

I am feeling a new sense of freedom now that my son has had his fourth birthday. We have been out to two kid-friendly evening events in Metro Vancouver – an outdoor movie night and a Vancouver Canadians baseball game –...
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Boys and Bathrooms

Boys and Bathrooms

I just sat down in a puddle of pee on the toilet seat at home, courtesy of my aim challenged almost 4-year-old. Boys are just so gross. I’m in a snit so I’m just going to let all it all...
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On Motherhood

On Motherhood

I’ve learned a few things about being a mama in the last few years, and for fun I thought I’d pass on some “half baked” observations on motherhood: 1. Expectant mothers have gorgeous hair during pregnancy but then 4 or...
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Pole Dancing Preschooler

Pole Dancing Preschooler

        I went shopping with my boy the other day at Planet Organic. As we left the store and headed towards our car, my little dude grabbed onto a yellow post and started twirling around. No big...
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Bedtime Tales

Bedtime Tales

It’s bedtime. I’m home by myself this evening so it’s my turn to get the boy to the potty “for a poop AND a pee mom.” Then I sing a little ditty that I made up to entertain myself –...
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About a Boy

About a Boy

I laugh more. I smile more. I love more. My three-year-old son challenges me, inspires me and surprises me everyday. Before I became a mother, I thought I wanted a family. But you never really know what it’s going to be...
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I Miss Daddy

I Miss Daddy

Oh the drama of being a 3 year old! With my husband away for a few days on business, my boy has been inconsolable. I’m not sure exactly why but there are at least a couple of factors at work....
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A Mom Gone Wild?

A Mom Gone Wild?

I’ve been away from my blog for so long that I don’t even know where to start…tonight I watched my 3 year old son complete his first set of skating lessons. I am so impressed. Nine weeks ago all he...
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Cut a Mama a Break

Cut a Mama a Break

As the mother of a three year old boy, I was shocked when I read this letter to the editor of The Now newspaper saying that pregnant and new moms do not need to have designated parking at the local...
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The Babysitter

The Babysitter

Date night! On Friday night, my husband and I attended our friends’ fabulous anniversary bash – 25 years married and in still in love, love, love. I am so proud of them! I got to dress up, eat a relaxing dinner...
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Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever

Last week, we made our annual trek to the family cabin on the Sunshine Coast. Sounds idyllic, doesn’t it? And it is wonderfully relaxing to stay at our century old cabin by the sea –  except for the lack of...
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