Brita to Save the Day #BritaBootcamp

I am a fierce water drinker. I love me some cold water and I am one of those people who buys bottles of water endlessly. I like it flavoured, plain, any way I can get it. But not our tap water, nope, no way, no thank you. We live on a well and have hard…

This is the Beginning

We recently had family pictures taken and just got them back. I love them. Except for one thing. Me. When I saw myself in the photo’s I was quick to click to the next picture. At first I didn’t want to look, I shifted my eyes to my husband and daughter and kept my eyes…

I Don’t Know if This is Even a Post

So used to buying the tiny “panties” that never fit properly, slide down my ass, and creep into my butt I cautiously looked at the underwear made for my size at the store I was in and balked. HA! I don’t need to buy new underwear, the size I’m wearing is fine. And then I…

Dr. Dad vs Dr. Mom

We’ve been at this parenting thing for 4 1/2 years. We’ve seen some gross things, gone through some embarrassing moments, endured heartbreak, and redirected, redirected, redirected. We sometimes give ourselves a pat on the back for our parenting style and then we walk into a bedroom with a multi coloured carpet created by lip gloss….

The Red Brick House

The house sits back from the road led to by a long gravel driveway. It’s red brick trimmed in red shutters and white siding, a big house with an attached garage and room for a big family. It’s where I spent time swinging from a rope that attached to the tree out back, its sturdy branches lending…

Remember This…This is You

What’s that under your frown? A smile that used to light up a room. A laugh that used to be contagious. Tell me a story about the time you had the most fun. Don’t leave out the good stuff. I want to see your frown fade and the spark you have inside come alive. I…

What my Goal for 2015 Should be

I had a whole list of 20…ok 17 things made up of what would make 2015 great. Things from cleaning the kitty litter regularly to practicing patience to trying a new activity. I looked at the list and became very overwhelmed. I can barely remember to match my socks let alone 20 things to make a…

The Chair

The chair is a brown lazy boy. It sits in the corner of the living room and was a gift from my parents. It’s big and comfy, inviting, and solid. Its size makes it great for sleeping in, and molds to the person using it. That chair is our spot. And has been since she…

Through the Lollipop Forest

I ate myself into ENORMOUS over Christmas. I think I got to know every chocolate bar intimately and every treat within a 10 mile radius went in my face. The stores stopped selling me Pot of Gold. There is a fine line between casually eating a treat with girlfriends while you all giggle over the…