I’m going to be upfront here: I live in a pretty upscale neighbourhood in Toronto. The kind of neighbourhood that has 3000 square foot homes worth…well, a lot. The kind of neighbourhood that has several gourmet grocery stores to choose from. The kind of neighbourhood that has a high fashion kids store where you can […]
“Well, I guess we’ll be the brains, and you can be the beauty.” These words hit me like a ton of bricks, when they came from some well-meaning male friends in high school. We had joined forces, 2 guys and myself, to work on an English project. I had thought we were coming together because […]
My dear Calamity A, You’re four. The Threenager is gone, and I’m finding it hard to believe. I’m not one for nostalgia, most of the time, but I can’t stop myself from reminiscing back to those early weeks and months, when you were the tiniest, fiercest thing we had ever seen. You still are. Did […]
Longest line in the world at Starbucks. Worst morning ever. Saw a rainbow in a puddle. #100daysofhappy Both of these social media updates bother me, but for different reasons. Either we choose to share only the pretty parts of our lives, and friends and family walk around with a skewed perception of us, or we […]
As a blogger and freelance writer, I am constantly trying to find a balance between writing quality pieces, and writing pieces that get the clicks. Sometimes, I find the perfect combination of the two, and things go crazy for a while. And then I realize I don’t know what the hell I’m doing, after all. […]
To the woman I was one year ago, Oh sweet, sad Mama. You are in the thick of it right now, and I know you can’t see a way out. It’s hard enough being the mom of a spirited two year old, but add on an unplanned pregnancy and having to put your own big […]
Baby C is getting closer and closer to hitting his first birthday. I can’t believe it, and because I know this is my last child, I’m feeling a little bittersweet. There are plenty of things I know I will not miss about the baby stage, but when I stop to think about them, I have […]
Not too long ago, a fellow writer wrote a beautiful, touching piece called, “Today, Mommy is Sad.” It made me tear up, because it took me back to when I was pregnant for the second time and struggling to deal with my conflicting emotions. Today is a different story.