What Do I Have to be Thankful For? A Lot. A Lot. A Lot.

What Do I Have to be Thankful For? A Lot. A Lot. A Lot.

This past year has given me so much to be thankful for. I'm so thankful that I want to shout it from the top of a mountain. But I don't have a mountain. I have a blog page and the Internet. I write blogs. That's what I do. And today's top story, in Kayla Young's world, reads something like this: (You'll have to click to find out ūüėČ )

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

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 [...]

Why My One Year Old Still Has 0-3 Month Old Clothes in His Closet

Why My One Year Old Still Has 0-3 Month Old Clothes in His Closet

What is the household chore you hate the most? Scrubbing the toilets? Cleaning hair out of the shower drain? These ones are bad, but I'd take 'em any day over the one that consistently leaves me a weepy, sobbing mess before, during and after its completion.

The Ten Commandments of Adulthood

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]