Motherhood

Unconditional Love

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I am a 38-year old woman, married with two beautiful daughters, and a house in the suburbs. I am certain that we share some common interests and hobbies. I might be your neighbour, best friend, acquaintance, relative, or a complete…

The Need for Normal

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In our current society, there is huge emphasis placed on diversity, equality, and respect for differences. I wholeheartedly believe in all of it. In fact, I have built a career where I coach leaders on how to embrace this value…

I Am So Not A Hockey Mom

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When I was pregnant with my first child I was terrified. Once I got over the shock and the excitement began to settle in, I knew I wanted to find out the sex of my new baby. As much as…

Back to school and I have lice

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  When I was in grade school, I had very long, thick hair. I would love to wear my hair in pig tails and then a pony tail and if the mood was right, I would even braid my hair….

In the Name of Spirit

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My daughter is my first-born, and as with all mothers of firstborns, I didn’t know any differently. I knew she was a hard baby, that was evident– she was the type of baby to make a fool out of sleep…

A Tale of Two Rookies

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A couple of weeks ago my husband and I bid farewell to our night nurse (I’ll call her “Mrs. Doubtfire”) and I have been intermittently teary-eyed since. She had been with us since April and helped us tremendously with our…

When 3 becomes 5

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I found out I was pregnant with twins at 7 weeks. I went for an ultrasound with a close friend of mine and the technician smiled and said she saw 2 heart beats. I looked over at my friend who…

A little about my big girl

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The other day, I needed my kitchen junk drawer organized. Like all of a sudden, I couldn’t deal with the clutter any more. But looking at the mess was overwhelming and I didn’t even know where to start. So I…

The Gruesome Threes!

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So….I am proud to say that I survived the “terrible twos” that everyone seems to rant and rave about.  To be perfectly honest, the twos weren’t so terrible after all; a few short-lived tantrums here and there, a handful of…

Being an “older” parent

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I was never one to preoccupy myself with finding a husband and having babies, not setting deadlines for these life events. It had always been something that would “happen when or if it was meant to happen”. I was turning…

Stuff my kids say….

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I usually write about women and work.  But a big part of my “work” is raising my precious little boys.  And the stuff they say is sometimes hilarious.  I love the humour in their words.  It gets me through the…

Technology: Friend or Foe?

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I am a huge TV watcher…..always have been and probably always will be. My husband designs video games for a living and could easily be described as a “techie”.  We have all the latest gadgets and gizmos: PCs, several laptops,…