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, [...]

Why I show my kids my mastectomy scars

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Dear Princess Peach and Little Dude, Today marks 1.5 years since my breast cancer diagnosis. It’s crazy to think how young you were when I was diagnosed- only 1.5 years old and 3.5 years old. Babies. You both were just babies. A lot has changed in 1.5 years. I have changed a lot in 1.5 [...]

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 [...]

Parenting in the summer versus the school year

My So-Called Mommy Life

I don’t know about you but my parenting has been off its game since the summer started. Or, maybe I’m saying it’s been on its game. I’m really not sure but I’ve noticed the parent I am during the summer is remarkably different from how I parent during the school year.  Here’s why: Lunches: During the [...]

Little Dude is 3!

My So-Called Mommy Life

Dear Little Dude, Happy birthday! I can’t believe you are three (yesterday). I love writing you these letters because each year I’m able to see how much you have grown over the year, but more so that you have documentation of the amazing things you have done. Should anything ever happen to me, these letters [...]

Babylicious: An A+ dining experience

#babylicious Toronto

Two weeks ago, I helped spread the news about the Babylicious dining event in Toronto. PC Organics has teamed up with many popular restaurants in Toronto and are offering a prix fixe menu for the adults, while the kids get their own 3-course meal thanks to PC Organics. Last night Little Dude and I were [...]

99 things I want to teach my kids about life

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I started writing this post when I got diagnosed with cancer last year. I was so worried about not being around to teach my kids all the things I want to teach them about life.  Some are silly, some are stupid and some may just sound like common sense. I kept imagining talking to my [...]

What if his firsts are my lasts?

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Five years ago today, I excitedly posted to Facebook that I was expecting a baby. I was thrilled. I couldn’t wait to see who this little person was who was growing inside me. I had hoped for a girl but just wanted a happy baby at the end of the day. I got my wish [...]

My kids say the darndest things about cancer

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We’ve been very open (in an age appropriate way) with both Princess Peach and Little Dude about my cancer diagnosis and all of my treatments. They know that I had a boo-boo in my boob, that I had medicine (chemotherapy) to make mommy better and surgery to take the boo-boo out.  Although they don’t know [...]

On turning 2

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Dear Little Dude, Happy birthday, baby boy! Today you are 2! What a year this has been for you. You went from being a shy baby who never left my side to being a self-confident, funny little boy. It has been an absolute pleasure watching you grow this past year. You have had some huge [...]