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…
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.
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.
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.
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.