Lets talk about the F$&*$#g Fours!

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She’s cute. She stands about 3 and a half feet tall. She has red hair and piercing blue eyes. She loves to dance, create art and has an amazing imagination. She likes Taylor Swift, cooking and baking too. She is learning how to read, her favourite colour is “rainbow” and she believes the more glitter [...]

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 are the best medicine

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Dealing with cancer is difficult. But when you have cancer and young children, it is very difficult. Since my diagnosis, I have made an effort not to talk about my cancer, appointments or treatments in front of my children. I want their lives to stay as normal as possible and I think it has. Sure [...]

Stolen Moments

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Playing a guitar duet with Little Dude. A funny conversation during breakfast. A nudge to get out the door. An impromptu dance party. Whispering sweet nothings in Princess Peach’s ear after she’s long asleep. Those moments. Are stolen away from me. Stolen because I’m currently not able to be the mother that I once was. [...]

To my kids: why we chose daycare

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Dear Princess Peach and Little Dude, You dad grew-up with a nanny. I grew-up with a nanny. In fact, my nanny that I grew-up with still lives with my parents and you consider her to be a very important person in your lives. You don’t know yet that she has known me since I was [...]

Sleepless in Toronto

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As parents there are many things that we need. More hands, More time. More help. More patience. More coffee. More money. More sleep. MORE SLEEP. I need more sleep. One night (or more) of uninterrupted sleep. Where my head hits the pillow and no one bothers me until the next morning. I think this is [...]

3 year olds need warning labels

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Three year-olds should come with a variety of warning labels: May combust at any time. No warning needed. Speak to her at your own risk. She’s screaming at you, can’t you understand her? We are 2 months and 5 days into Princess Peach being three. Oh my goodness. Why didn’t anyone tell me that the [...]

To create the next generation

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When Princess Peach was 2.5 months old we had her baby naming at our synagogue. This meant that she officially received her Hebrew name, which if you were wondering is Mira Liba named after her great-great uncle and great-great aunt. After she received her Hebrew name our Rabbi made a little speech to us, as [...]

When parents stop trusting their gut and turn to Facebook groups

When I had Princess Peach 2.5 years ago, I joined a few Facebook groups about parenting. The intent of these groups was to create a community of parents in similar situations who can relate to each other. We are all going through it together so someone must understand, right? Sure, they all have some overriding [...]

10 motivational quotes for parents

Monday, Monday. I’m sure most parents of school-aged children will be clapping, cheering, doing a happy dance when your child returns to the classroom today at 9am! But if you are like me, with two littles at home you may need a Monday morning pick-me-up. Sometimes that ginormous mug of coffee just doesn’t cut it [...]