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

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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 [...]

Little Dude’s Favourite Books

My So-Called Mommy Life Little Dude reading

For a while I was posting some of Princess Peach’s favourite toys/items that she enjoys playing with. I realized that in the almost 19 months that Little Dude has been here I haven’t shared any of his picks. The funny thing is that he doesn’t have very many favourite things that aren’t his sisters. Whatever [...]

First time at the cottage and #PampersFirsts giveaway

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When I met The Hubster just over 10 years ago (wow!), we joke that he wooed me over with his family’s cottage. The cottage is part of a cottage community and it’s very unique as they run their own summer camp. As the cottage is not too far from Toronto when we met we pretty [...]

My little bully

My So-Called Mommy Life

About 2 months ago Little Dude bit me. Then he bit The Hubster. Then he pulled Princess Peach’s hair.  Houston we have a problem! My little sweet boy has turned into a bully.  At first it was just at home and usually out of frustration. He doesn’t have very many words so communicating with us [...]

Wordless Wednesday- Me and the kids

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This past Saturday, I met some friends at the Toronto Christmas Market in The Distillery District. It was my first time going and we had a blast. Here are some of my favourite pictures of me and the kids. Disclosure: I have NO affiliation with the Toronto Christmas Market. I just think it’s a fabulous [...]