Yesterday my 10-year-old asked me if she could join a social media app. I was equal parts horrified and excited for her. Joining the world of social media has become a rite of passage in our society. It is expected that, at some point, everyone will log onto – to something anyhow. I felt very uncomfortable with the idea of allowing my daughter to branch out into the internet world but after a lot of thought and carefully enforced rules, we have made the decision to allow her.… Read More Social Media is a Rite of Passage.
I had an interesting question the other day. A family member asked me why I bother going to school. This really got me thinking and I would like to share with you why. First, some background. I am 35 years old with three children. I have a great job, in fact, I have two great… Read More Why I (a working Mom of three) go to University.
My FabFitFun summer box has arrived! I look forward to this every few months. It is a special treat just for me. I don’t have to share with the kids and everything always feels luxurious. I am impressed again this season and am excited to share the great deal I got! For $49.99 I got… Read More FabFitFun Summer Box Review & Unboxing
I know, I know. I have been MIA for over a week. I don’t have an excuse. Actually, that isn’t true. I have three excuses (four if you count the dog) AND I have started a summer course to upgrade for University. I have been busy, busy, busy!
Excuses aside, I am back to share a DIY recipe with you today. We cloth diaper (80% of the time) and use cloth wipes most of the time. I used to use straight up water but after purchasing the Honest Company bum wash I became spoiled. Water just can’t cut through the poop like a diaper spray can and I looove the smell. It is like aromatherapy every time I change a diaper. … Read More DIY Baby Bottom Wash
My husband works on the weekend and has for many years. I hate it for many reasons but one is that we can’t celebrate Father’s Day on the actual day. We always make up for it later on in the week though! We always try to do something a little bit different. I wanted to share some unique ways of celebrating Father’s Day this year in case you are over the traditional BBQ.… Read More 6 Unique Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day
Today I took the baby to visit my workplace. It was so nice to see everyone and show off my new little man. The strange part was seeing how everything was moving on without me. There is a lot of changes happening and I am at home knowing nothing about it. Don’t get me wrong, I am not an integral part of the process. I didn’t expect the whole place to stop moving once I went on leave but seeing how the world kept on going got me thinking.
I have taken an extended leave from work and since I am in Canada that means when I go back my youngest will be 18 months old. Obviously, I am very lucky. We will be past the hardest part when I return but parenting doesn’t end there. When I return to work in September 2018 I will still be the mother of three. I will also be a University student and have two jobs (both of which mean a lot to me). When I think I about it I get hives. It is a scary thought but I also know I have done it before (although with one less child). This time last year I was a full-time University student with two jobs and two kids. I got through it, and so did they. I would like to think we are all better because of it.… Read More Can Working Moms Have it All?
I often find myself wondering what the point of this all is. I get up and do the same menial tasks over and over again. Don’t get me wrong, I love my family and my life is pretty damn good. I can’t complain really. I do however, wonder if there is some way I can get through every day with more intention. I am always hoping to live my life with intention but lose direction easily.
The first step for me is always making goals that I know I can meet but they are generally small and short lived. By trying 101 goals in 1001 days I can try to meet smaller and larger goals at the same time. Some of these will be easy to accomplish and some will need weeks or months to plan. My hope is to stay focused longer and ultimately live everyday with more intention.… Read More Live Intentional | 101 Goals in 1001 Days
May is Postpartum Depression Awareness month and we should all start to talk about it. Postpartum depression does not discriminate. It isn’t reserved for the “lesser” Mom or the one that is an all-star. It doesn’t always announce itself loudly but then again sometimes it screams it’s name. It doesn’t just effect the Mom in question, it touches everyone in her life and beyond. Postpartum depression can change a marriage, ruin a job, and destroy a person – if not handled. What is more crazy to think; postpartum depression is common. More common than you might think; someone you know and love could be suffering right now.… Read More How to Help a Mom with Postpartum Depression and My Story.
We love games in our house! We make good use out of them because we have a 7 year age gap and sometimes the only family activity we can all get through is a fun game. I am sharing 10 of our favorite board games that preschoolers love. … Read More 10 Great Board Games for Preschoolers
This weekend has been tough. If you are a parent you will know these kinds of days. The kind that feel like they drag on forever and nothing seems to go right. My husband works a weekend midnight shift. That means he is either sleeping or working from Friday morning to Monday afternoon. Which also… Read More Mother’s Day and a Tough Weekend