Finding “normal” during cancer #pgmom

My family loves ice cream, so after treatments when I would start feeling better we would celebrate with a trip to get ice cream.

Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own. When I was diagnosed with cancer last year, I was so worried about my kids. They were my number one priority. I worried [...]

Lies I tell my kids

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I love my kids. They are my sun, moon and stars. I love them more than the whole wide world and back again. But, I lie to them. Pretty much all the time. Maybe its the nice weather and we are out all the time, or maybe it’s just that the are getting older and [...]

Dear Mr. Ice Cream Truck

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Dear Mr. Ice Cream Truck, Hooray! Spring time is here. That means that you can take out your ice cream truck that has collected dust all winter. You can drive around the city visiting schools, parks, and public grounds. Mr. Ice Cream Truck, I think you are great, but I have a little bone to [...]

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 [...]