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!)
At first, I named this post, “26 Ways to Keep Busy on Maternity Leave”, but I quickly changed that title because I realized that keeping busy on leave isn’t really all that hard. There are always tons of chores to do around the house, and having a baby means you are always on the go. I wasn’t… Continue reading 26 Ways to Keep Yourself and Your Baby Entertained on Maternity Leave
When one of my friends who has recently experienced the physical, emotional and financial rollercoaster of infertility told me that she was thinking of writing about her experience, I jumped at the chance to ask her if she would let me publish it on my blog. I felt that it was fitting that she wanted to keep… Continue reading How to Support Someone Experiencing Infertility (And How Not To)
Anyone who knows me is well aware that Christmas is my favourite time of year. As soon as November 12th hits, my Christmas tree goes up and our lights go on. There’s nothing cuter to me than watching Beckett cautiously approach the decorations while exclaiming, “Pretty!” I have always loved going home for the holidays, and bringing our… Continue reading 7 Ways to Spice Up Your Family Gathering (Holiday or Otherwise)
I am a teacher. I am also a parent. Because my son is only one, I have yet to attend a parent-teacher conference from the other side of the desk, but I know that in about 4 years, they will become a thrice-annual part of my life. Because I’m a teacher, I’ve begun to stockpile advice for my future self to be mindful of when attending these thrilling events, and I thought it would only be right to share these little tidbits with all three of you reading this post. So here you go.
I have to admit, I’ve been incredibly fortunate as a new mom. All of the advice I’ve gotten from others up to this point has been very much solicited by me. As far as I know, as a mom, I haven’t been the object of many judgemental stares, and I have yet to find myself on the wrong end of a pointed finger. Actually, come to think of it, neither end of a pointed finger is really the good one to be on. Sure, nobody likes to be lectured on the finer points of parenting, but I don’t know how much pride can really be held in being the one doing the lecturing either.
When you live in a city without retired parents to help take care of your kids, daycare is a lifesaver. When you have time off of work, and want to squeeze in a few day dates with your husband, daycare is also a lifesaver. I didn’t always understand this, but I do now. Back when… Continue reading I Dropped My Baby off at Daycare and Went on Dates for a Week