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The Challenges of Dining Out With a Toddler (And Why We Love Ripe Tomato Pizza!)

Remember when you were childless, and going out for dinner meant sitting at a romantic table for two, gazing lovingly into the eyes of your partner as you leisurely sipped at your wine and let the hours stretch out before you as you indulged in deep and meaningful conversation over appetizers and entrees? Remember when… Continue reading The Challenges of Dining Out With a Toddler (And Why We Love Ripe Tomato Pizza!)

Pregnancy and Beyond · tips

How to Make a Social Media-Worthy Journey Through Your First Year of Parenthood in 8 Easy Steps

Finding out you’re pregnant is a terrifying emotional and wonderful experience. Although there are few things as nerve-wracking as trying to shoot pee onto a tiny stick held in your shaking hands in the shadows of a dimly lit bathroom on Christmas morning (that was my experience, anyway) this is actually one of the easiest steps of the journey… Continue reading How to Make a Social Media-Worthy Journey Through Your First Year of Parenthood in 8 Easy Steps

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How Pinterest Has Made Me a Better Person (Spoiler Alert: It Hasn’t, But Here Are Some of My Favourite Food Pins Ever)

Guys, I love Pinterest. I know that there are so many articles and blog posts out there about how we don’t need to live up to the impossible Pinterest Standard of Motherhood/Womanhood/Personhood and I totally agree with them. There is something to be said about the benefit of living in a time where we were naive… Continue reading How Pinterest Has Made Me a Better Person (Spoiler Alert: It Hasn’t, But Here Are Some of My Favourite Food Pins Ever)

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The Ten Commandments of Adulthood

Last week, I turned 29 years old. I am starting to realize that I no longer really fit into the category of “Young Adult” and have officially graduated into the territory of “Regular Adult”, which is sometimes just referred to as “Adult”. This is kind of terrifying to me, because I have recently learned that,… Continue reading The Ten Commandments of Adulthood

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How to Live Your Best Life (Lululemon Lunch Bag Wisdom Style)

If you work in a place that employs a large numbers of females, the refrigerator in your lunch room is likely exploding with Lululemon shopping bags that have been repurposed to live their second (slightly less glamorous) lives as lunch kits. This is a trend I have noticed at most of the schools I have worked at, and I… Continue reading How to Live Your Best Life (Lululemon Lunch Bag Wisdom Style)

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I Used To Call You On My Cell Phone (My List of Dos and Don’ts for Sitting on Hold)

Anyone who knows me even on the most basic level can tell you that one of my greatest nemesis on this earth is the telephone. Essentially the only people who I will forego my “no telephone” rule for are my grandparents and my mom. Generally speaking, I have a difficult time navigating my way through conversations when I can’t… Continue reading I Used To Call You On My Cell Phone (My List of Dos and Don’ts for Sitting on Hold)

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How to Survive Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

In three days I come face to face with the day I have been dreading for over a year – my return to work from maternity leave. I have spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to make it through this event with minimal tears and maximum success. To attempt to better prepare myself,… Continue reading How to Survive Returning to Work After Maternity Leave