Her First Maplelea Doll…

My daughter feels everything big.  Sad is really sad. Mad is really really mad. Scared is really really really scared. Happy is really really really really happy. Look at this face. Look at her happy. This photo makes me well up with tears. It helps…

I Worry About My Kids Mental Health…

Everyone told me it was going to get harder. Everyone said to enjoy them when they were little because things become way more difficult when they get older. They were right. When the kids were small, my stress was mostly due to lack of sleep…

My Kids Weren’t Ready For Pride…

We took our children to a Pride event in Kelowna this summer.  It wasn’t our reason for going to Kelowna, it was just happenstance. We had already booked our family holiday and when I checked the list of events happening in the city, I was…

Kids Keep You Humble…

It was no secret that I struggled with parenting this summer. I mean come on, I pretty much told the world that SUMMER SUCKS FOR MOM’s. I couldn’t contain my delight when dropping off the kids at their first day of school. I mean, sure…

I Hate Summer Break…

You may think I am over reacting when I say that I hate summer break. Go ahead, judge away, you little judgey judgerton. I don’t give a flying phooey on your opinon to this matter at all. Summer is hard for me. It’s a lot of…

I’m Struggling…

Some days are just hard. Some weeks are really hard. Some months are really hard. I’m struggling. I’m really struggling. There is nothing that you can do to help. I’m not sick. My children are healthy. We have jobs. We have a roof over our…

When TV Teaches Your Kids…

You know those moments of parenting desperation where you rack and rack your brain for a way to deal with the problem and then BOOM you pull a piece of golden wisdom out of you back pocket? Side Note: I really wanted to say “ass”,…

Mother’s Guilt…

I suffer from Mother’s Guilt, constantly. Today I went to a zumba class, I came home, refreshed and happy. I mean who wouldn’t be, I just danced my chubby, booty shaking, breast bouncing body for an hour to some kick ass tunes. It was beyond…