Finding Dory -a fintastic family movie

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Have you ever felt like there is something important you should be remembering but you just can't? It happens to me all the time, and I'm quite sure I am not the only one. So what happens when Dory, everyone's favourite forgetful fish, finally starts remembering that thing that she keeps forgetting? 13 years after the release of Finding Nemo, Disney Pixar returns us to the sea with Nemo, Marlin … [Read more...]

And then I became a boy mum…

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My boys are making me gross.  Let me explain. I've always been kind of a tomboy girl, kind of rough around the edges, totally not a girly girl, the kind of girl who often gets along better with guys. That kind.  In a lot of ways I am glad I had a boy, because I always joke that I would not have known what to do if we had had a girl, especially one who loved shopping, frills and … [Read more...]

Alice Through the Looking Glass

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   "Curiouser and curiouser..." is pretty much how I felt in the days leading up to the screening of Alice Through the Looking Glass I was invited to attend. I had seen a few trailers, both in the movie previews at the theatre and on TV, I had seen the "Just Like Fire" video by P!nk, and I had done some reading. I have long been a fan of the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp combination, going … [Read more...]

The Little Linebacker – book review and giveaway!

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Last week, Q and I received a copy of "The Little Linebacker", a new children's book by NFL linebacker Stephen Tulloch and Marie Dismondy. We are a huge football family, and Q played football when he was 5 (before he was recruited to competitive gymnastics), so I was quite excited to read this book. I think we can all, as kids and adults, relate to what it feels like to have a dream, and also what … [Read more...]

Parenting is messy – drinks don’t need to be with Keurig

Have you ever had those moments where you wished for a coffee, but didn't have the energy to make it? Yup. Me too. Quite often, actually. When the kid has a cold and has been up allllllll night coughing (me!), when you couldn't get comfortable in bed and spent the whole night tossing and turning (me again), or were just plain old parent-tired (you guessed it, me, ha!) More times than I can count, … [Read more...]

How to support a friend with chronic pain

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As I have been traveling this bumpy road on my journey with CRPS and chronic pain, I have had a lot of time to think about stuff. I'm sure for many people it is weird or strange or uncomfortable to have someone in your life dealing with chronic pain or illness. Especially if you have never dealt with this kind of thing yourself, it can be hard to know how to act around or support that person. I've … [Read more...]

How clueless do you have to be? 

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Have we gotten to a point where we are just so self-involved that we don't care how our actions affect others? Have we forgotten that the world doesn't revolve around us, or that we don't live in a bubble? Some days I wonder just how self absorbed people can get,to be honest. Allow me to get my rantsy pants on for a few minutes, will you?  On Mother's Day, my guys took me to see the new … [Read more...]

He likes to move it, move it…

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Over the last couple of months, I've been working hard to try and up my photography game. I've been playing around with the manual mode on my phone camera, and with the weather being so awesome lately, I've had tons of opportunities to try and capture some action outs of Q. It helps tons that he likes to move it, move it, as the song says. Sorry if you have it stuck in your head now, but as with … [Read more...]