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…

I am not my Mental Illness

With Bipolar, or any mental illness, comes a stigma that in order to be creative we have to be full of angst. We have to be manic or severely depressed in order to create our best work. I know because I feel it. I feel the pressure to deliver my best writing but look back…

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…

How do we Stop the Thumb Sucking?

This past week we took our daughter to the orthodontist, after a referral from our family dentist, for a consultation. They were concerned about her palate and thought she might have to have an appliance put in in order to widen it. Before braces. But… before all of that we needed to have the consultation…

Working on my Words

My plans are made. Waiting and ready to go out, I’m set. I have the clothes on I want to wear, I’ve prepped my friend and told her what time I would be meeting her, and I’m excited. But wait. A text from my husband. “I’m going to be late” Deep breath. This is when…

Dressing in Colour

“How was your day?” “Good, but everyone was so surprised to see me wearing white.” “That’s becauase all you wear is black… it’s depressing, you were always sad. Now you’re happy, bright, wearing colours, and talking.” He’s right. There’s been a shift. And it’s spilling over into something so small as my clothing. Where I…

The Face of PPD

There was a quiet in the room, one that deafened me each time I rocked her. I would shake my leg out of anxiety, rock back and forth, and pray for sleep to come so that I could place her down and walk away. Motherhood did not come easily. She was safe in her crib,…

A Medieval Weekend

This weekend we were BUSY! On saturday we were treated to one of the most amazing experiences we have had all year! My brother and his wife took us to see Medieval Times in Toronto which was beyond incredible!   Our daughter dressed up in her princess costume, we got ourselves ready, hopped on a…

But Will You Have More?

Now that we’ve made the decision not to have anymore children discussions surrounding babies, children, and pregnancy has become harder for other people than it is for me. They still want me to reproduce. Even though I can’t without the aid of medication, tracking, praying, standing on my head, jumping up and down, running in…