Stop Looking Around the Room

While in Mexico last week, I had an epiphany. Nothing ground shattering but enough to wake me up and realize how judgemental I can be. In the last couple of years, I have made a conscious effort not to judge others and remind myself that everyone is living their reality to the best that they […]

You are not a label

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

To the women I saw yesterday

Yesterday, on my way to the park with Marko, I noticed a woman sitting on the curb, cradling a child in her arms. The little girl must have been no older than two years of age. The woman, who I can only assume was her mother, was wearing a long black dress. I couldn’t tell […]

Don’t make me babyproof

How many of you out there go all out with your baby-proofing? Marko has discovered standing and, believe it or not, furniture walking in the past month. His eagerness to explore and enjoy his newfound mobility has him all over the house causing me a lot of unwanted stress lately. Our house isn’t exactly “baby-proofed”, more out of […]

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