Author Archives: multitaskingmumma

The Worst Day Ever

We rode our bikes furiously down the sidewalk. We were 12 so the safest place for us was there, where pedestrians walked. Pedestrian safety wasn’t on our minds as we raced each other through the narrow spaces, around signs, through people, and over blocks of cement, we were young and we had the wind in our hair….

We Love An Adventure

We have a lot of activities planned for this summer. Many we can do in our own city but there are a few we’ve had to travel for. And that’s just fine by me. I love a car ride. And my family loves adventure! We like to pack up last minute, go where our imaginations…

This Month Netflix Brings you Dragons

We are huge Netflix fans in our house and every month we wait with bated breath for the new shows to be released. We are also binge watchers and can’t get enough once we find a show we like! This month Netflix sent us a fun package encouraging us to get involved with their new…

Welcome to the Neighbourhood

We have an abandoned house across the road from us. It’s very old, has holes in the roof and walls, sits on 70 acres of land, and has a barn where a stray cat we call “Molly’s brother” lives. He’s probably not even related to our cat but we like to think he is. We…

She’s 5 And I’m Not Cool Anymore

Their giggles could be heard from outside, three care free girls behind the closed door of a bedroom, squealing with an unimaginable amount of energy while my daughter scrambled to find her bathing suit. Her friends had just arrived with their parents and we were getting ready to hop in the pool on what was…

Play Date Anxiety

Because my husband and I work full-time our weekends are filled up with family obligations, activities, and adventures. We do play dates but when we do the parents are there because we are usually visiting with them too. However, this week I’m on vacation and I’ve arranged for my daughter to have a friend over…

On a Scale of 1 -10

  Her office was stifling, small, and reminded me of the 1970’s. The chairs were placed directly across from her desk which held a single computer and several files, one of which was mine. She had combed over it, she said, before I had arrived. She was my replacement doctor while my own doctor was…

But Who Will She Play With?

I sat in the seat across from her and tirelessly tried to explain that I was happy with the number of children I had. I felt as though I was defending myself and my choice. “But you never know, right.” No, I do. I attempted to explain that my family was complete with one child…

Making Summer Cleaning Easier

It seems as though there is always a mess in my house. I clean it up and it comes right back. Dishes on the counter, toys all over the floor, laundry heaping out of the baskets, dust bunnies in the corners. And now that summer is here we are outside more, leaving less time to…