Week 30 - For a long time, I've fooled myself into thinking there are two types of mom's in this world: career-oriented mom's and stay-at-home mom's. To make matters worse, I've continually told myself that I would never be good at being a "stay-at-home" mom, and that I belonged in the career-oriented category. I'm here … Continue reading I lie to myself.
"A mother would have been always present. A mother would have been a constant friend; her influence would have been beyond all other." - Northanger Abbey. This is my mom. Isn't she beautiful? A candid moment captured at my wedding. She has her granddaughter in her arms and her own mother looking across the table … Continue reading Happy Birthday Mom.
Last night our big kids were both out having a sleepover. What did that mean for Caleb and I? Date night! Thinking back, it occurred to me how much the definition of "date night" has changed over time. Life sure is funny that way. Date Night Before Kids:Anytime you get dressed up and get out of the … Continue reading The Evolution of the Date Night
A year ago today, I was laying in a hospital bed with my arms wrapped around my belly. The contractions were coming every 10 minutes and I knew today would be the day. I was unusually calm. I had seen enough moms roll through the Antepartum Unit, and I remember that feeling of panic that … Continue reading We Made It.
To wish was to hope and to hope was to expect. - Sense and Sensibility This is one thing I am most guilty of - having expectations. It's easily done, unconsciously done, but boy is it dangerous. Expectations unknowingly creep up on you where you don't even realize you have them until you are disappointed … Continue reading Living Without Expectation
Nobody minds having what is too good for them. - Mansfield Park. Today is my husbands birthday - so in honour of that, I've decided to embarrass him with a terrible display of affection, and reveal 10 of the most intimate reasons as to what makes him so special. Why I Love My Husband: 1. … Continue reading Why I love my husband
Our scars make us know that our past was for real. - Pride and Prejudice. One year ago, today - February 13th, my water broke. I was 28 weeks pregnant with my boys. Which, in the world of pProm and high-risk pregnancy, is actually a pretty good number... Today is a day I will never … Continue reading Our scars make us know that our past was for real – Pride and Prejudice
Let me persuade you to follow my example and take a turn about the room - I assure you it's very refreshing after sitting so long in one attitude. - Pride and Prejudice I do not like Mondays. Mondays are my LEAST favourite days. After "relaxing" all weekend (and by relaxing I mean - only … Continue reading Leave your attitude outside.
This weekend will be a big one for the Fricker household. News Flash: Gigi is going on her first-ever friend sleepover. And I couldn't be more terrified. She's slept away from home plenty of times - one of our closest friends has been taking her for fun sleepovers for as long as I can remember. But … Continue reading Anxious Child – Anxious Parent
I have not the pleasure of understanding you. - Pride and Prejudice As a parent of four children (officially - I've counted them several times over. I assure you there is still four of them... as much as I keep pinching myself), you'd think I'd have it all figured out. Right? Maybe? Not really?... Not … Continue reading Week 23