Finding My Way Back (The Story of an Aspiring Runaway)

Finding My Way Back (The Story of an Aspiring Runaway)

Did you ever run away when you were a kid? I was catching a ride home with one of my coworkers the other day, and she told me about the time when her son announced to her and her husband that he had finally had enough and was moving on. He packed his bags and headed to [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

6 Things I’ve Learned Since Becoming a Working Mom (3 Days Ago)

6 Things I’ve Learned Since Becoming a Working Mom (3 Days Ago)

Since I have mentioned it approximately 17 000 times, you are probably well aware of the fact that my maternity leave recently ended and I have returned back to work. The last weeks leading up to my re-entry into the workforce were a mixed bag of emotions; there were days that I counted myself crying on at [...]

The Aspring Sleeper: My Failed Attempts at Getting a Full 8 Hours

The Aspring Sleeper: My Failed Attempts at Getting a Full 8 Hours

Last night, I slept like a baby. Please let me be clear about what I mean by that. I am not referring to the sweet sleep of a newborn who can snooze through the sound of you interrogating your mom about diaper rashes on speakerphone while vacuuming and watching Law and Order (SVU, obviously). What [...]

How to Survive Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

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, [...]

The 7 Best Things About Being an Auntie

The 7 Best Things About Being an Auntie

While I was on maternity leave, I was incredibly lucky to have one of my oldest and best friends come to stay with us for a week-long stay not once, but TWICE. I couldn't ask for a better BFF or honorary auntie for Beckett, not just because she spoils us both rotten, but because she brings [...]

An Open Letter to the Person Who Decided to do a Burnout Right Outside my Window at 3 AM Two Nights in a Row

An Open Letter to the Person Who Decided to do a Burnout Right Outside my Window at 3 AM Two Nights in a Row

Two weeks ago, Stu and I took Beckett to the Calgary Stampede with some friends of ours and their one month old baby. We ate expensive fried food, walked past skill testing game booths where you could win hats that look like the poop emoji (my most used and favourite one), and contemplated buying a [...]

Attending a Baby Shower Vs. Attending a Shower With Your Baby

Attending a Baby Shower Vs. Attending a Shower With Your Baby

Once upon a time I had a delusion that bringing my baby into the shower with me would be a great time-saving alternative to giving him his nightly bath. What could be simpler? He would sit on the floor while I lathered and rinsed, the suds washing over him as he laughed and played at [...]

Why Babies Should Never Travel on Airplanes

Why Babies Should Never Travel on Airplanes

Before Stu and I had Beckett, we traveled quite a bit. I collected new destinations like coins in my pocket; I carried the memories of each one everywhere I went and liked the way they sounded as they clinked together. Paris. London. New York. Clink. Adding new ones made me feel rich. Basically the only thing [...]