Mummy Madness

I got married and had two children all in 3 years. My son, also my first child, was born with a health condition that required surgery and we spent our first 6 weeks of parenthood in a NICU at a children’s hospital. It was the most difficult time of my life. Even after he came home I struggled with anxiety, depression, fear and anger. I turned to writing and my words slowly allowed me to crawl out of the hole I had dug myself into. I was forever changed. I began to realize that I had the ability to help others who were struggling with their journey in parenthood. As parents, we all have moments where we aren't sure what we are doing. I continue to write and share my experiences in hopes that I can help part the clouds for someone who is struggling.




When You Hate Being Pregnant

My first pregnancy was a breeze. With the exception of a few days of nausea really early on, I glowed the entire 37 weeks. I went to bed every night with my hand resting dreamily on my belly and I woke up every morning with a smile on my face. I loved every second of being pregnant. I felt beautiful. I felt strong. I felt powerful. When I heard other women complain about being pregnant and how they just wanted it to be over I didn’t...

June 30, 2015 Read Blog


Bath Time Memories

Bath time used to be my absolute favourite part of our routine with my babies. The smell of the baby soap, the way they kicked, splashed and giggled, focusing on them alone while I cleaned them up before bed. It was all so beautiful and special and I looked forward to it every single night. Mr. T. actually hated bath time when we first brought him home from the hospital. He was 6 weeks old and had only ever experienced sponge baths in his...

June 23, 2015 Read Blog


How to #Fit30 Minutes of Activity in Your Day

You can #Fit30 minutes of activity into your day. Think of it as fitting in 30 minutes of ME TIME. You know staying active is good for you, you know you will feel better after you do something active, and you know it is important to take care of yourself . . . but do you know WHY it is so good for you? How you can #Fit30 minutes in? How to start? Or What you can do to be active? Why is 30 minutes of Activity Good for You? Just 30...

June 19, 2015 Read Blog


No, YOUR Kids Are The Most Annoying On This Airplane

Tap, tap, tap.  Pause.  Tap, tap.  Pause. Tap, tap, tap, tap. Stop it! At least if you’re going to annoy me with your foot kicking the back of my airplane seat, do it in a regular pattern. Oh wait, you’re four years old and you haven’t done patterning in school yet. I’ll settle for giving your parents Stink Eye. As every air traveler knows, there is nothing worse than getting to your seat and discovering that the row behind you is...

June 17, 2015 Read Blog


TUTSWVET

Do what you already do - only better. Spray TUTSWVET onto your regular toilet tissue for a smooth clean comfort that is well beyond the softest dry paper. TUTSWVET effectively makes flushable wet-wipes obsolete. 100% recycled tissue is the environmental choice as living wood pulp is used for the softest premium tissue. TUTSWVET evolves the concept of comfort from soft to smooth to help save standing forest ecosystems. Change is...

June 16, 2015 Read Blog


Flowering Faux-Jito

Ingredients 1.5oz Arkay Vodka 1oz Elderflower Syrup 1oz Lime Juice 2oz Soda Water 1oz Diced Cucumber 5 Mint Leaves 3 drops Plum Bitter Glass: highball Garnish: mint sprig and cucumber wheel Method In a shaker tin, add Arkay Vodka, elderflower syrup, lime juice, diced cucumber and mint leaves. Add ice and shake. Dump entire contents of shaker into highball glass. Top with soda water. Add plum bitters. Garnish...

June 10, 2015 Read Blog


Corrected Age

“Corrected Age.” This is a term that parents of premature babies become very familiar with. But what does it mean exactly? Well here’s the Coles Notes version: Chronological Age = Actual Age. This is how most of us calculate our own age based on the date we’re born. Corrected Age = Adjusted Age. This is calculated by subtracting the baby’s actual birth date from the expected due date. Clear as mud right? Here’s an...

June 9, 2015 Read Blog


Battle Wounds

According to the dictionary a scar is defined as: a mark left by a healed wound, sore, or burn. For me and many others, it means so much more. I've obtained a few in my lifetime. One on my knee from flying over the handlebars on my bike as a kid, one on my knuckle for skinning it again a brick wall in grade school. Funny, no matter how minimal the act to get them I never forget how they got there. My husband has a few from before we met and...

June 2, 2015 Read Blog


Eensy Weensy Bikinis

Summer is coming and you know what that means? It’s almost bathing suit season. We are a family that spends a lot of time in the water. Pools, beaches, lakes even splash pads; we love a nice cold dip on a hot sunny day. The very first bathing suit I ever had was a true eensy weensy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini. It was a little string number and my chubby little toddler tummy stuck out in the middle in the most adorable way. When I...

June 1, 2015 Read Blog




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