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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

OUF!: Feeling Over-tired, Useless and Fatigued

When my husband comes home from work today, the first thing I will probably say to him after passing him the baby is “Ouf!!”. This has been anything but a restful Friday. Marko woke up this morning in a cranky and very whiny mood. Put him down to play: he whines. Pick him up: whines […]