Maybe subconsciously I was feeling a bit guilty about leaving my son to have some time to myself, but I don’t think that it’s fair for moms to have to feel this way. Being a mom brings me incredible joy, but it’s important for me to remember that, while it’s a part of my identity, it’s not the only thing that defines me. I’m allowed to do things for myself and have time alone; it helps me to appreciate the time that I do spend with my son and not take those moments for granted.
To be totally honest, as far as children’s television goes, PAW Patrol is not so bad. The storylines are entertaining enough, the dogs are cute, and the ever-important themes of trying your best and working hard run rampant. That being said, watching this show on a fairly regular basis has started to get me wondering about a few things, and I felt that a blog post would be a good place to get them off my chest.
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)
For 2017, the main resolution that I want to keep for myself is being more present and mindful. Life goes by so incredibly fast, and each moment that passes can never be brought back. There are so many things that I don’t want to forget that I’ve decided to keep a list for myself. A… Continue reading I Hope I Don’t Forget
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)
The only thing better than baking and decorating Christmas sugar cookies is doing it with your best friend who has come to visit from across the country. I tried to kidnap her and make her stay forever, using these delicious, soft, almondy cookies as bait (it didn’t work). When I was about 8, the movie Little… Continue reading The Prettiest Sugar Cookies (Dough and Icing Recipe)
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.