Happy 6th birthday, Little Dude!

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  Dear Little Dude, I cannot believe you are six today! This day makes me so nostalgic to one of the most amazing days of my life. It feels like just yesterday I checked into the hospital for my planned C-section and here you are as a six-year-old! You are a sweet boy who continues [...]

Time. That’s all I want.

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Time.  It’s a funny thing.  There are times in my life when time seems to be inching along painfully slow.  Then other times when time is going by so quickly that I wish I had a pause button to stop so could really savour the moment(s).  There’s a quote by Buddha that says “The trouble [...]

How I told my kids I had Metastatic Breast Cancer

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 Since “coming out” with my Metastatic Breast Cancer diagnosis, the most asked question I get from others is: “How did you tell you kids about your cancer coming back?” Before I answer the question I need to say this. I’m telling the story from my point of view, as their mother, sharing how I told [...]

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 [...]

We’ve banned TV during the week

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We’ve banned TV from Monday’s to Fridays in our house.  To be honest, I can’t decide if it’s the best thing I’ve done or the dumbest thing I’ve done. Time will tell.  For those of you who have been faithful followers of My So-Called Mommy Life, you will remember reading a post a few years [...]

Today you are 4

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Dear Little Dude, It is mind-boggling that you are turning 4 today (I’m 2 days late! It was on Monday July 17)! I remember being pregnant with you like it was yesterday and here we are with you turning four and starting JK in September! Before I wrote this letter, I went back and read [...]

No more bottles

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Three years ago, as I was weaning Little Dude from breast-feeding, I did something that I thought was ok, but my pediatrician and husband disagreed.  I introduced a bottle. Little Dude was obsessed with my breasts for one week shy of 13 months. He would pull my shirt down in music class just to take a [...]

Why I’m excited for my son to play t-ball

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A few months ago, Little Dude and I had the following conversation: Me: Hey, do you want to play t-ball? Little Dude: Ya! Me: You want to play? Little Dude: Ya. But I don’t know how to play Me: That’s ok buddy. You will learn. And off I went to sign him up for spring [...]

That time another mom laughed at me

My So-Called Mommy Life

Princess Peach’s school dismisses the Kindergarten students at 3:20PM which is 10 minutes before the rest of the students at the school. Right after dismissal Princess Peach likes to play around in the school yard and we often make our way over to the playground so Princess Peach can play with her friends. But, a [...]

My kids are #AromaKidz and how yours can be too

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 A few weeks ago, Princess Peach was off school for the first P.D. (Professional Development) Day of the school year. She had a great day planned with a play date at a friend’s house in the morning and then a play date at another friends house in the afternoon.  In between her two play dates, [...]