Category Archives: motherhood

Back-to-School Angst

The new school clothes were folded and put away and the lunch bag was ready and waiting  It was time for back to school.  Part of me couldn’t wait.  Two months, mostly on my own, with the Dudes full time … Continue reading

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Things I learned this summer:

Don’t step in a gopher hole… it’s a conspiracy and the little buggers are out to get us.  They are after us one stupid broken foot at a time. Hauling babies and car seats and laundry and backpacks and extra … Continue reading

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When grief sneeks up on you….

They kept telling me there would come a day I wouldn’t want to get out of bed. I thought I’d escaped that prospect.  I thought in five months of grieving and focusing on life after terminal cancer, I had put some … Continue reading

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Stop this crazy teen ride!

I often write to help myself find some kind of  lesson in my daily confusion or at least to help myself, and hopefully others, find some answers.  I guess that is why I haven’t been posting much lately.  I find myself opening … Continue reading

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Motherhod vs career… conflicting or complimentary?

Sometimes you just need a little adult conversation. I had a meeting today… complete with work clothes, makeup and… gasp… contact lenses! I got up, had a shower and left the entire morning routine to The Husband (with the exception of … Continue reading

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While others are celebreating us as Mothers today… lets take a moment to honour ourselves.

My mother didn’t see herself as a good mother.  It always surprised me.  She would marvel at, what she perceived as, my endless patience with the children (wow, what a difference of opinion that was… I’ve always found my lack … Continue reading

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The great diaper explosion… followed by the great Mommy explosion.

I used to hear about those gross kids moments where a child takes his dirty diaper and ‘paints’ all over his crib or the kids who takes off his diaper to ‘go’ in the corner of the carpet and think… … Continue reading

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Hungry Hippo Hell

There are certain toys that need to disappear into the night… never to be seen again. Currently I am  having an internal battle about Hungry Hippos.  The kids are having a ball… I, however, feel like my head is about … Continue reading

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It’s okay to cry… but who has the time?

I’ve had some very well meaning advice as I work my way through this period of grief. One of the most common has been that ‘it’s okay to cry.’ True.  It is… but not, apparently, when you are a parent. … Continue reading

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Dumping the laundry for living in the Moment

It was a beautiful fall day yesterday. The bathrooms needed cleaning, the laundry was half done, a birthday cake needed baking and these darned grant applications were haunting me. So we went to the apple orchard. It wasn’t a grand … Continue reading

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