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Becoming a parent is a funny thing. Before I had Marko, I was carefree. I moved out on my own at age 20 despite the wishes of my well intentioned middle eastern parents. I went to school full-time and worked nearly as much to keep up with my tuition fees. At night, I went out […]

No More Lame Excuses: 2018

Are you still writing? How’s the blog? What have you published lately? To all those that have asked, or have thought to ask, the answer is: nothing. Actually, that’s not quite true. I do write… a lot in fact. I’m just not sharing. I’ve been keeping my words to myself, my ideas for conversations and […]

The sweaty car seat battle

So today I experienced something that I think all mothers can relate to: sweating from every pore of your body, a sense that you will quickly suffocate under the layers of clothing you suddenly regret wearing as you desperately try to get your crying child to cooperate for a few minutes. Does it sound familiar? Today […]

Who needs toys when you’ve got these 8 things

My last few weeks have been a tad… how do you say… chaotic. I won’t bore you with the details of said chaos, but let’s just say, some days were harder than others to find the silver lining. My little man, however, always finds so much joy in such meaningless things. I decided for memory sake, […]

My breastfeeding questions answered

For me, the first six weeks of breastfeeding were the most challenging. I didn’t know what I was doing. I had a hard time holding him in the right position. I didn’t know how much and how often to pump. I was worried he wasn’t getting enough. His six week growth spurt was brutal, he […]

Help someone with their honey pack

The smallest little gestures can really go a long way. This might sound totally irrelevant and you might be wondering why I am even wasting time writing about this, but I had to! You see, Marko and I had a few errands to run yesterday but I felt that a quick stop at Starbucks for some […]

Bye bye dairy: my chat with nutritionist Amy Longard

Last week, I asked a friend of mine who specializes in holistic nutrition to help me move towards a more plant-based diet and find creative ways to enjoy more foods without dairy. My husband and I spent the summer eating an abundance of fresh organic vegetables from a local farmer and I must say, I never […]

People change: learning to accept it

For a long time, I would get upset when I felt that the people closest to me were changing. I remember when I was in high school, and even in the early part of my 20s, I would often hear girls whispering “she’s changed” about another. It was meant to shift the blame and responsibility […]

Spinach, pear and quinoa puree

I hate talking about baby poop. No wait, I hate talking about baby poop to people that aren’t my son’s father or his pediatrician. Now don’t worry, this post isn’t about that. I just want to give you a little context! My little baby has been a backed up these last few days. A real pain […]

Remembering his final kick

October 15 is a special day for me and probably for so many other parents out there. For those who don’t know, today marks Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. According to the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network, as many as 1 in 5 pregnancies end in miscarriage and each year in Canada there are […]

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