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 [...]

Raising a skinny daughter

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It was a pretty normal summers day. The kids had been at summer day camp all day and my husband and I relaxed by the lake. At the summer camp they attend, parents do daily drop-off and pick up. This is a huge bonus because we, the parents, are able to meet the staff, meet [...]

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 [...]

Disney Princess Belle #DreamBigPrincess

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“I want so much more than they’ve got planned”  When I turned 16 years old, the musical Beauty and The Beast was playing in Toronto. I remember begging my mom for tickets to go and see it. I had adored the movie that came out in 1991. When I woke up on the morning of [...]

That time another mom laughed at me

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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, [...]

It’s hip to be cube with My Mini MixieQ’s

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Sometimes when I look at Princess Peach, I see glimpses of myself as a child in her. For example, she can be quite stubborn at times, as was I. She loves performing and thinks she is the best and as a kid, I thought the same thing of myself. There were times that I thought [...]

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 [...]