Leading Moms: Are you Winning at Life as a Mom?

Leading Moms: Are you Winning at Life as a Mom?

I attended the Leading Moms conference hosted by Crisp Media last week and it got me thinking that winning at life as a mom is all in the eye of the beholder. I have often talked with Crisp Media CEO...
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Parenting Crisis: The Kid Needs Glasses

Parenting Crisis: The Kid Needs Glasses

A recent routine eye test revealed that our 9 year old needs glasses, and it’s causing a full blown parenting crisis. It’s been two months – we’ve begged, pleaded, talked logically about eye health, talked about fears and why glasses...
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The Elementary Years: First Day of School

The Elementary Years: First Day of School

There were a few nerves today on the first day of Grade 4, but not too many. We’ve done this before after all, starting with that first day of Kindergarten not so very long ago. Today we picked up a friend...
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Life as a Work-at-Home Mom in the Summer

Life as a Work-at-Home Mom in the Summer

Today is a typical day as a work-at-home mom during the summer. My school aged son is at soccer camp while I am working at a coffee shop nearby. I’ve got 3 hours give or take to check in the...
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The Elementary Years: The Drop-off

The Elementary Years: The Drop-off

You’re 8 years old, this child of mine who is growing up so fast. Stubborn, spirited, happy, moody, determined. It’s Grade 3, and you’ve reached that self conscious stage where you don’t want to be seen with me anymore in...
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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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Kindergarten Vignettes: The First Day of Kindergarten

Kindergarten Vignettes: The First Day of Kindergarten

Well we did it – the first day of Kindergarten has come and gone.
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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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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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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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