The search for balance

Last night, I participated in a Twitter party chat about balancing motherhood with work. This gave me a lot to think about, as it's something that I struggle with often. I work full time, at a pretty intense, high stress job. I also have a little guy at home who just turned 3, and whose world revolves sound me a lot of the time, and a husband who also works full time. These things don't often … [Read more...]

I can’t strikes again…

Q seems to have a major case of "I can't" lately.  I don't know when or where it started, only that I don't want him to believe that there are things that he can't do.  So often, when we ask him to do something, he replies with "I can't...". Where is this coming from?  We try really hard not to say that we can't do things, especially in front of him, so I don't know how that idea got into his … [Read more...]

More kids?

Once again, since it's Monday, I am linking up with Stasha's Monday Listicles over at The Good Life.  This week's topic was chosen by Jen at Just Jennifer, and is 10 reasons why we do, or do not want more children. So with that, I present you with my list of why I don't plan to have any more children: 1. We currently have an ideal balance of humans to cats in the house.  3 humans, 3 cats.  I … [Read more...]

To my little boy, at three

My little boy. You are now three. It must be tough for you - you know that you're not a baby, but the big kids still don't want to play. You have so much going on in your head, but sometimes you just don't quite have the words to get your point across the way you want to. You get so frustrated sometimes that the only thing that you can think of to do is jump and yell. You want to be taken … [Read more...]

The importance of family and moving on

Tonight we went to a family gathering at my Grampa's house. Almost all of my aunts and uncles were there, along with a bunch of my cousins. We had a feast of Chinese food, wine, pop, fruit and dessert. We shared stories, laughs and teased each other. We got caught up on each others lives and spent time enjoying each others company. It was awesome. It was also the first time since my Grama's death … [Read more...]

Making memories

Tonight, the Q man and I had a special date.  We went to see Toy Story 3 on Ice after I took him out for a super fancy dinner at McDonald's (his choice).  It was nice to get out, just the two of us, for something special and out of the ordinary, and we had a great time together.  It is just such fun hanging out with him now - he's developing such a fun personality.  I had told him before that we … [Read more...]

Hug your kids

Today, I learned that the 16 month old son of a co-worker lost his long battle with cancer earlier this month.  My first thought was that I wanted to hug my little man and never let him go.  My second thought was how could this happen?  What kind of world is this where a 16 month old baby has to suffer from cancer?  And where two parents have to say goodbye to their son when they have only just … [Read more...]