Over a year ago I had written this post, announcing to the world the decision I had made to return to working outside of the home, addressing the question – did I have to? Or, seemingly worse, did I want to? These were the two questions I was asked most when the decision was made. Do … Don’t stop here – read more!
I’ve made a terrible mistake. Two of the many cherished gifts we received on our wedding day – One, the framed lyrics of the song my dad had written and shared with everyone. Two, the speech given by one of my favourite people in the world, tucked away behind a framed photo of my favourite … Don’t stop here – read more!
1. Every time I have the pleasure of witnessing my babies reach a new milestone, I realize it’s just another milestone our families have missed. Speaking of milestones, Henry is officially walking. 2. Every time I have the pleasure of witnessing my babies reach a new milestone, I’m reminded of all the milestones we’re going … Don’t stop here – read more!
Gearing up for Mother’s Day Weekend – one of the rare weekends of the year that is all about you, mom – we naturally reflect on our journeys into motherhood… and realize all that we really do for our kids. The sleepless nights, cold coffees, the extra 20 pounds we carry around our midsections… we’ve … Don’t stop here – read more!
I officially have an 8 year old today. As I sit here wondering how this has happened and where the time has gone… Here are a few things this 8 year old is teaching her mother. 1. You’re the most beautiful woman in the world to her. Act like it. 2. Your singing voice is … Don’t stop here – read more!
Jane Austen wrote, in Pride and Prejudice, “we don’t suffer by accident.” We aren’t in control… and as in control of your life as you may feel sometimes, the exact opposite may be true… As little girls (and I’m sure little boys too), we imagine what our lives will look like when we are all grown … Don’t stop here – read more!
A mother would have been always present. A mother would have been a constant friend; her influence would have been beyond all other.” – Northanger Abbey. This is my mom. Isn’t she beautiful? A candid moment captured at my wedding. She has her granddaughter in her arms and her own mother looking across the table … Don’t stop here – read more!
Nobody minds having what is too good for them. – Mansfield Park. Today is my husbands birthday – so in honour of that, I’ve decided to embarrass him with a terrible display of affection, and reveal 10 of the most intimate reasons as to what makes him so special. Why I Love My Husband: 1. … Don’t stop here – read more!
Our scars make us know that our past was for real. – Pride and Prejudice. One year ago, today – February 13th, my water broke. I was 28 weeks pregnant with my boys. Which, in the world of pProm and high-risk pregnancy, is actually a pretty good number… Today is a day I will never … Don’t stop here – read more!
“Dress is at all times a frivolous distinction,.” – Northanger Abbey. Try telling that to a 7.5 year old. In fact, try telling that to a 27.5 year old postpartum mama. Or try telling that to anyone at all. The way we dress – more importantly, how we feel in our “dress” – plays a … Don’t stop here – read more!
For me, the Nutcracker Ballet has always been an important Christmas tradition, one I look forward to every year. It’s almost impossible to believe that it all began in 1892 Russia. Spanning generations as well as continents, the Nutcracker has become a true symbol of the season. Tchaikovsky’s compositions instantly send us into the Christmas … Don’t stop here – read more!
Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings. – Mansfield Park. I’m hoping that this post can serve as an explanation of sorts for my sporadic nature of my postings lately…
It is well to have as many holds upon happiness as possible. – Northanger Abbey We all know the world is an awful place. It doesn’t take much to tell us this. Just turn on the TV. Flip through the channels a couple of times. It’s everywhere. Ugly. Sad. Lonely. Scary. I asked Hailey the … Don’t stop here – read more!
” One cannot have too large a party.” – Emma We are blessed to have a big and beautiful family. Because of this, on any given month of the year, someone in it is celebrating a birthday. My kids know this, as they often get me to recite for them the list of who’s is … Don’t stop here – read more!
If I could but know his heart, everything would become easy. – Sense and Sensibility. I’ll warn you now – this post is heart-felt and sappy. Read at your own risk. 9.5 years ago I was introduced to a boy – he was celebrating his 18th birthday. I casually wished him a “happy birthday” and … Don’t stop here – read more!
Run mad as often as you choose; but do not faint. – Love and Friendship novella. My husband came home from work one day last week to find me in my glory; writing on this blog. He glanced around and happened to notice the neglected dishes, unswept floors and …worst of all… my unkempt hair. … Don’t stop here – read more!
If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more. – Emma Another quote from her novel, “Emma”. This time – these words belong to Mr. Knightley, as he is finally declaring his love for Emma. I know this is true for me. When I feel passionately about something or someone, … Don’t stop here – read more!
Every NICU family is going through something that is incredibly unique. And yet: Every NICU family is going through something that is incredibly similar. An amazing community. We are so incredibly blessed. Throughout our NICU journey, there were so many “little victories”. There were so many positives, that the negatives were outweighed completely. Having my … Don’t stop here – read more!
This week, I give you this quote from the meticulous Jane Austen: There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better; we find … Don’t stop here – read more!