Confession Time: Working Mom Guilt

The start of a new video series, I confess a few things that are on my mind. This week I’m talking about guilt, specifically the guilt I feel as a working mom. It’s not a new phenomenon but it’s new to me and it’s hard. […]

Confession Time: Some People are Jerks

The start of a new video series, I confess a few things that are on my mind. This week I’m talking about jerks. Sometimes the behaviour of others has nothing to do with you (or your child). […]

Confession Time: Older Women and Their Hair

The start of a new video series, I confess a few things that are on my mind. This week I’m talking about hair, specifically long hair. Do you think women of a certain age shouldn’t have long hair? Have you ever had comments made about something you do purely because of your age? […]

Trying Yoga for Flexibility

I don’t regret growing older. It’s taken me sometime to gain the wisdom, patience and self esteem I feel I currently possess. The one thing I wish I also worked on was maintaining my flexibility. My body thinks nothing about reminding me of my age with each bend and stretch but that doesn’t mean adding flexibility is out of reach. […]

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Taking a Pai moment

Some days I wish I could just escape to the spa, forget the To-Do list and focus on nothing. The reality is getting away isn’t always possible though I have discovered even a small bout of pampering and self love can yield big results. […]

The Halloween I Was That Parent

Another Halloween has snuck up and faded away quickly in our home. It’s not one of my favourite holidays, probably the reason why we were carving pumpkins the night before and why decorations went up hours ahead of trick-or-treaters making the rounds, but it is a big one for the kids. Beyond sweet binging and a night walk on the street I never figured Halloween would bestow a few parenting lessons, making one of those parents. […]

I Want You To Know How Special You Are. Everyday

The month of February seems to fixate on chocolate, heart crafts and cute classroom cards as we get closer to Valentine’s Day. A February post I was writing for the Melissa and Doug blog reminds me that love of others isn’t just reserved for special occasions and holidays. […]

Practice Makes (Almost) Perfect

I wouldn’t say I’m a perfectionist, I don’t have the patience, but I do set high expectations for myself when I try new things. Ultimately this leads to disappointment and frustrations and this past Chinese New Year was a fine example. […]

And So the Judgement Begins

As a person I am responsible for the decisions I make in my life. When I became a mother that responsibility extended to cover my kids. This dimension of motherhood can bring with it worry and guilt. It can also bring out the judgers, as it seems my personal decisions affect those outside my family, including strangers. […]

When Parenting is Hard

No surprise, becoming a parent changes your life. Your priorities change and your lifestyle is altered. Most experiences are amazing and I have never regretted becoming a parent but that doesn’t mean that it is always easy. There are many moments when parenting is break-your-heart hard. […]

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