Your questions answered about Metastatic Breast Cancer

Your questions answered about Metastatic Breast Cancer part 1

I’ve been getting a lot of questions from people about Metastatic Breast Cancer and what it means so I thought that I would answer them in a post. If I didn’t answer your questions yet, don’t fret, there will be more posts coming because I’ve received so many wonderful questions. Please, if there’s something you would [...]

How I found out I had Metastatic Breast Cancer

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I know everyone is curious about how I found out my cancer had returned and was now Metastatic. Here’s the story: Let’s rewind the clock to summer 2017. We went up north and I was living my best summer life. Hanging with my husband, kids, family and friends by the lake. I went on walks, [...]

Thank you!

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Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.  From the bottom of my heart, I need to thank each and everyone one of you. When I decided to share my news I was worried. Worried about my world changing SO much. Worried about being treated differently. Worried about my kids being told incorrect info from other kids. Worried [...]

An update

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I have some news to share. And as I shared news of my initial cancer diagnosis 3.5 years ago, I am now sharing this. 367 days ago I received the most devastating news when I was told that my breast cancer has spread. Once breast cancer spreads to other sites in your body it is [...]

The sweet spot of parenting

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I got the kids dressed and ready to leave. We had to be at the park to meet friends in 10 minutes. As I hurried them out the door, I grabbed my coat and my purse, locked the door and left. We got where we needed to go in time, but it didn’t hit me until [...]

Six Years Ago…….

My So-Called Mommy Life Blogiversary

Six years ago today, I pressed “Publish” on my first post on My So-Called Mommy Life and with that officially started my blog.    I love acknowledging this day every year as it’s so much fun to look back and see how far I’ve come since the beginning. I started this blog when Princess Peach [...]

Raising a skinny daughter

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It was a pretty normal summers day. The kids had been at summer day camp all day and my husband and I relaxed by the lake. At the summer camp they attend, parents do daily drop-off and pick up. This is a huge bonus because we, the parents, are able to meet the staff, meet [...]

Visit these 4 places for indoor fun in the GTA

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It’s crazy that Christmas vacation is almost done! At the beginning of the break I wasn’t sure how we were going to fill 2 weeks and considered putting the kids into winter camp just to keep them busy (and me and my husband sane!). In the end my husband and I decided to keep them [...]

Starting 2018 off right

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So, here we are. The last post for 2017. So crazy how quickly a year can go by and how many things can happen! A lot of people in my news feeds over the past few days have shared their new years resolutions or have chosen a word to define the coming year. I’m not [...]

What I’ve ordered from Amazon.ca

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  Since partnering with amazon.ca in the summer I thought I would share with you what I’ve ordered and loved. For the most part I have been really lucky and happy with my purchases. On the off time that I’ve had a problem, Amazon’s customer service has been superb and rectified the situation immediately either [...]