What I’ve learned after a month of blogging daily

Today is the second to last day of NaBloPoMo.  This month has been a real challenge for me, as a new blogger.  I feel like I have had some really good posts, and some not so great posts.  I have learned about some of the things that I like to write about, and had some of my words reach out to people.  I have met some new friends, and have started to expand my blogging community.  I have had a lot … [Read more...]

10 of my favourite pictures

It's Monday, which means that once again, it's time for Monday Listicles.  This week is a special week, as Stasha has asked us to post 10 of our favourite pictures to surround Kim at Zook Book Nook with love and happy images as she welcomes a new baby into the world. So here goes.  Most are oldies, but goodies, in my opinion.   10 pictures of people and places that put a smile on my face, and I … [Read more...]

Grey Cup Sunday – random thoughts

Today was Grey cup Sunday here in Canada. For anyone who doesn't know, the Grey Cup is Canada's version of the Superbowl, but not as cool. The Grey Cup has a long history with Canadian football, which does make it pretty cool, but I personally prefer the NFL to the CFL. This year, the 99th Grey Cup was hosted in Vancouver. I think that after the Stanley Cup riot in the spring everyone was a bit … [Read more...]

Christmas is coming – some thoughts

I have just come to the alarming realization that it is now less than one month 'till Christmas. I love Christmas but I always find myself running around like a crazy woman a week before the holiday trying to get everything done, mail cards, buy presents and keep my head from generally exploding. Every year I say that I'll start earlier, and get my cards done and mailed by December 1st, but it … [Read more...]

Friday fuzzies

Allow me to introduce my fuzzy friends on this cold Friday.  They are our constant companions, and great friends, and they never talk back.   I have had pets since I was 5 years old, that they have always been such an important part of my life.  They are always there, through good times and bad, and never judge you, no matter how rough things get. Although their claws are sharp, and their poo can … [Read more...]

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...]