A summer to remember

We ended our summer by spending the long weekend at Family Camp. It was the perfect way to end an incredible summer!

I had high hopes for summer 2016. Really high hopes. After not being able to enjoy last summer because I was finishing chemo and had my double mastectomy, my goal this summer was to make it amazing! And amazing it was! We swam in the lake, we laughed, we ate ice cream daily, we spent so [...]

Winter activities to do with your family

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The snow has finally arrived in Toronto! Princess Peach couldn’t control herself when she saw the snow. She wanted to lick it, touch it, throw it, roll in it and kick it. It was so sweet and innocent watching how excited she was to see the snow. Usually I grumble and complain when I see [...]

Our fall family tradition

My So-Called Mommy Life

You know when you have such a great time together as a family that you just don’t want the day to end? It’s every weekend for me but especially this morning. I wished it could have lasted way longer than it did! I guess it’s become somewhat of a tradition since Princess Peach was born [...]

Why I won’t force my kids to kiss anyone

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I come from a kissy type of family. You know those families where you greet everyone with a “hello”, a hug and a kiss. Ya those. That’s my family. Then when you leave you do the entire routine over again. Go to each person, say goodbye, and give a hug and a kiss. I’m ok [...]

Pack Gravol for summer roadtrips!

Gravol summer road trip essential

I love summertime because we are out and about most of the summer. We split out time between spending time in the city and time in cottage country enjoying everything that Canadian summers have to offer! Pre-children road trips were much different from our post-children road trips! When we were young and free (haha) we [...]

Tradition!

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                    Tonight we celebrated the second night of Hanukkah. I’m pretty sure Princess Peach has no clue what is going on. She has been dressing up in party dresses and she admires the candles as they are being lit. She seems so focused when she sees [...]

Olympic sized life lessons

I love watching the Olympics. It’s truly amazing. All of these athletes coming together from all over the world to compete in front of the world’s eyes. They have been chosen to represent their country as they are the “best” in their specific sport. Yes, it’s exciting  to watch them but there are many lessons to [...]

A letter to another mother

*A mother on a Facebook group that I belong to posted yesterday that she lost her baby a week ago at 22 weeks gestation. This is my letter to her* Dear Mother Warrior, I don’t’ know you and we have never met but since I saw your post you have been on my mind all [...]

Happy summer!

To The Hubster and all my teacher friends out there, Happy Summer Vacation!!! Too all the parents out there who have your children home for 8 plus weeks until school starts again: Have fun, make lots of new memories, eat lots of ice cream and s’mores and I wish you all loads of patience, love and giggles. What [...]