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.
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.
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
"Seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken." - Emma. Zach turned 5 in December. All of a sudden, he's become this crazy consumer - every marketers dream. Anything he see's on television is a good idea. Which is why... taco hockey happened. Yes, I said "taco hockey". … Continue reading Week 22
"I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle." - Pride and Prejudice. I was skyping with my family a couple of weeks ago. It was a Saturday morning and Caleb was out playing some pick-up hockey. It was me and the 4 kids. My brother asks me, "what … Continue reading Week 21
"It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but what we do." - Sense and Sensibility. A New Year brings a fresh start and a lot of resolutions. The queen of to-do lists, I would have no problem making a list of all of the things I would love to do differently this … Continue reading Week 20