Month: April 2017

What We Could Learn from the Other Mom Running Late to Preschool

This morning was a PD Day. There was no school for Olivia. Missing the deadline for the local camp, we had to drive her to the city to go to the fun camp at TWoS. That means getting up early and driving for thirty minutes longer than we would have, had I not forgotten to […]

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The Joy of Having a ‘Yes’ Day

Not right now. Nope. You can’t wear that. That’s not a breakfast food.  Pick again. Every few months, I count how often my boys say MOM in any given hour. It started as a harmless distraction from juggling two toddlers and working from home.  It made the endless repetition amusing instead of frustrating and I […]

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Here’s the Secret: Stop Comparing Yourself to Other Moms

Perfection. Does it exist? Heck no. But the majority of us mamas strive for it. Realistically, it doesn’t exist because everyone’s perception of “perfection” is different. Being a true to the core Virgo mama, achieving perfection with absolutely everything in my life is something I struggled to let go of but worked really, really hard […]

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How to Stay Sane and Cope with Cluster Feeding

I haven’t showered in two days and I can’t tell if my nipples are itchy or, if they’re just that  irritated. The house is a mess and I’ve only accomplished half of what I set out to do today. The kids had snap peas and rice for dinner, followed up with frozen yogurt, of which I […]

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Find Help for Little Worriers Through an Incredible Resource for Edmonton Kids Suffering from Anxiety

Many of us know that feeling of dread that we can’t quite put our finger on. Maybe we’ve got too much on our plate, or we’ve been hit with a recent landslide of bad news. Maybe we haven’t, and we can’t figure out why our chest feels so tight, or why we can’t calm down. […]

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‘So & So’s Mom Said You’re a Bad Mom’

‘She was probably just kidding’, I responded, when Olivia came in the door from the playground after school, sharing that her friend’s mom said those words that you never speak in front of another child. ‘So & So’s Mom said you’re a bad Mom’ Guilty. I was the bad mom. I was the mom who […]

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No Shame in Your Shame-Game

Mom shaming, fat shaming, parent shaming and all of the other kinds of “shaming” are a real thing.  Social media makes it so much easier to voice your opinion, whether is been asked for or not, and although most of the time it’s positive or constructive, there are still a really special group of people […]

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5 Ways To Reconnect With Who You Are After Becoming ‘Mama’

I am “just” a mom. It’s a common phrase after motherhood for many, including myself. Recently, I came across this quote that resonated with me in so many ways. Just because you become a mother, doesn’t mean you lose who you are – Beyonce. Identity Crisis is something I believe all mothers face at one […]

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Getting Through Puberty – The Terrible Twos Have Nothing on the Teenage Years

Puberty. What is that about anyways and why in the world does it need to happen while the kids are still living at home with their Mothers? That is the question that I have for the universe today. Why? My days are already full enough before the eye rolling and hormones entered my world. Crying […]

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How to (Nicely) Tell People to Stop Gifting Your Kids Junk

Junk (to clarify), I mean disposable toys, that get played with for moments, discarded, tossed aside, to eventually end up in a donate-pile, after you spend two months picking them up. Eighteen months ago we took stock of the things in our home. We took stock of the ‘stuff’ that we’ve accumulated that was doing […]

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