Category Archives: family

Throat Punch Thursday – it’s back!

It’s been a long time since I delivered a throat punch. A round house kick to the adam’s apple. A triple sow cow, back flip, cart wheel, give it my all to the larynx. But then I had a chat with my friend Deborah from the Truth About Motherhood and we decided that it was…

Just a Girl Who Hates Peanut Butter

It had been a few months since we’d been to the allergist and they’d told us that our daughter didn’t have a reaction to the skin test for a peanut reaction. We were thrilled but nervous about the next step; an in house observation where they were going to give her peanut butter. Something we…

From Bullied to Bold

When I was in grade six I was bullied. Horribly. I would burry my head under the covers and wish I didn’t have to get out of the bed and endure another day at school listening to the song my peers had made up about me. I begged to stay home and pretend that the…

Is THAT What I Sound Like?

I could hear her little girl imagination from the living room where I sat, taking five minutes to relax after cleaning what felt like the whole house. The sound of her faint whispers traveled down the hallway, her tiny voice changing as she created the characters, playing out the scene in front of her. I…

Summer So Far

I haven’t been around here lately… I’ve been doing, seeing, watching, listening, dining, and making memories. With these people. Suddenly life slowed down and became about sun, swimming, long drives, and yard sales. Where I found these fabulous shoes… We’ve had visits to the hospital after Brian found a Tick on him that had burried…

That Guy

“Mom, is tomorrow Jesus’ birthday?” “No, babe, tomorrow is Canada Day.” “Who’s that guys name that can see us? “I’m not sure?” “He knows my name and your name and our cats?” “Have I met him?” “NO mom, He see’s us when we’re at walmart” “Did we go to His house?” “Mooooom! He lives in…

What if One Day Never Comes

Things had been going up hill for so long. Raises for him, great moods for me, life was on the up swing. We were outside planting gardens, getting things done around the house, paying off bills that had been neglected because he had been layed off months before, and we really believed things were finally…

The Stick in the Mud

The other night while I was putting my daughter to bed, I started to think about how I was as a mother. About how I parented. What would my daughter say about me 16 years from now if she had a blog? I don’t know that I would like it. I’m not the fun one,…

Meet & Greet

Last week we received a letter in the mail. We were invited to a meet and greet at our daughters new school. The teachers were excited to meet the new JK’s coming in and would have lots to share with us, so would we please RSVP. Of course. I counted down the days and prepped…