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The 180

The 180

The ability children have to do a 180 never ceases to amaze me. Smiling to frowning, happy to sad, content to infuriated all in a matter of seconds. One minute the birds are singing, the sun is shining and all is right in the world. The next minute the gates of hell...

Always Hold Her Hair Back

Always Hold Her Hair Back

Sometimes you are able to teach your children things that you know will benefit them in the future. You impart your wisdom onto them. You share your life experiences with them. You teach them things like how to study for an exam, the importance of sunscreen, good...

Listen to Mrs. Claus

Listen to Mrs. Claus

"No no no," I insist. "We're not dressed for photos." After 20 minutes in line (a very reasonable amount of time- thank you Richmond Centre for your reservation system!), we're finally the next family to meet with the Big Guy. While we're waiting, Mrs. Claus asks Lucy...

And That’s A PB!!!

And That’s A PB!!!

In January I wrote that my goal this year was to run a sub 2 hour half marathon. I've run 15 half marathons, but none of them in less than two hours. I gave myself a couple of chances to do it this year: The First Half, the BMO Half Marathon, the Scotiabank Half and...

What Kind Of Mom Am I?

What Kind Of Mom Am I?

"Mom, I need a bandaid," Sam says as he walks towards me with a scraped and bleeding finger. It's his third or fourth injury since we arrived at our campsite the day before. "Oh buddy... you used our only bandaid yesterday on your knee when you fell," I said to him....

Run, Wine Tour, Rest, Repeat

Run, Wine Tour, Rest, Repeat

I'm very yin and yang; I like things to be balanced. I like running half marathons, but I also like vegging out on the couch binge watching Friends re-runs. I can go days without showering while we're camping, but then I'll soak in the tub for hours when we get home...

You’re Gonna F*ck Up

You’re Gonna F*ck Up

It's inevitable: you're gonna f*ck up. It's going to happen. You're going to make mistakes in life, in your career, in relationships and, most definitely, in motherhood. Oh motherhood: yeah, in that category you're gonna f*ck up real good. Maybe you'll forget to send...

In the Friend Zone

In the Friend Zone

When someone brings this into your house, it takes your relationship to the next level. It proves that you are more than just acquaintances, more than just people who bump into each other on the playground after parent-teacher conferences at your school. It symbolizes...

This Is 40: Time to Celebrate

This Is 40: Time to Celebrate

For some people turning 40 isn't a big deal; it's just another birthday, just another year. For some people turning 40 is a huge deal; it's a defining moment, a moment that makes you stop and think about life as you know it. I'm in the second group. I wouldn't say I...

Swimsuits, Sunscreen and Beans

Swimsuits, Sunscreen and Beans

Sometimes the stars align and amazing things happen. A moment so fleeting you have to document it to remember that it really did happen. Sometimes… you and your six year old daughter agree on something. This doesn't happen often so I want to give credit where credit...