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…

Bringing the Canadian Pride

July. The month that we Canadians really bring out the “eh” and celebrate our country. On July 1st we came together with friends and family, threw BBQs, swam, played games, and entertained our eardrums with some serious fireworks. And why not? We’re proud of this county and what makes us who we are. Mullets, toques, poutine,…

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…

Things I Learned Last Week

It’s only Monday but with the drizzle and gloomy sky it feels like the day is dragging on. Summer is supposed to be sunshine and swimming. I’m getting a lot out of this summer, spending lots of time with my family, and enjoying making memories. I’m learning things too: 1. Losing weight is not easy,…

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,…

Time for You!

It’s June! It’s sunshine and fancy drinks. Patio’s and maxi dresses. Painted toe nails and lounging by the water. It’s indulging. What do you do for yourself during this time of year that you wouldn’t usually do? Do you have a specific TV show that you watch just for yourself? Do you have a routine…