I Love My Kids But I Don’t Love Being A Mom

I feel like this title says it all. I love my kids but I don’t love being a Mom. There. Can I just click “publish” and that you will understand what I am trying to say? Maybe you won’t. Listen, this doesn’t mean I don’t…

I’m a Dance Mom…

Reluctantly I have become a dance mom. It’s not a role I ever wanted. I mean ever. Ever. Ever. Ever. I am much more comfortable on a soccer field, ball diamond, volleyball court or food court. The world of dance is very confusing. Everything about…

Dear Daughter Have I Failed You?

Dear Daughter, have I failed to give you the tools that you need for your life? Yes, I know that you are only 10. But, I feel like I could have done a better job. Yes, I realize that I can start today. I just feel…

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. She just got her very first Maplelea Doll. This photo makes…

I Worry About My Kids Mental Health…

Everyone told me it was going to get harder. But, I didn’t know one day that I was going to have to worry about my kids mental health. Everyone said to enjoy them when they were little because things become way more difficult when they…

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. But, man do kids keep you humble! I couldn’t contain my delight when dropping off the kids at their…

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…

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…