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...
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’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...
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...
Problem? Solution!

Problem? Solution!

Sometimes in life you come face to face with a problem you have to solve. You could ask for help, but you don’t want to because you know you can figure this out on your own. After all, you are six years old. Sometimes that problem is your hair getting in the way...
Sam’s Moving Out

Sam’s Moving Out

“It’s like they’re breaking up,” I whisper to my husband as we watch our six year old twins Lucy and Sam divide up their Lego. Mark and I are standing in the doorway of the spare room, aka the toy room, while Lucy and Sam divide their toys For...