In my little world, self-care is often one of the first things to fall by the wayside when life gets hectic. And just to be clear, when I say “self-care” I don’t mean yoga or meditation or trips to the spa (because let’s face it, I don’t do those things anyway) — I mean basic things […]
Last fall, Justin and I took an infant first aid course with the other parents from our prenatal group. It was the first time we’d all gotten together in months; between jobs, family commitments and the not-so-small detail that we all had newborns, life had inevitably gotten in the way. As it does. At any rate, we were all excited to see one another and marvel at how the babies had grown.
At the end of the class, someone suggested we take a group picture.
I alluded to this topic briefly in a previous post, and you’ve probably forgotten about it, but I thought I’d still write about it just in case you haven’t. Plus I want to, and we do what we want around here (provided “what we want” doesn’t involve sleeping). A few months ago, just before I had my first […]
Once the small one’s due date had come and gone, one of the midwives at the clinic recommended having acupuncture to see if that would start the labour process moving. Now, if you know me well, you probably know that I have a strong, bordering on curmudgeonly, preference for conventional Western medicine, and don’t tend to go in […]
The small one is now six months old (!), and lately she’s been grabbing hold of things pretty tightly: toys, the remote control, and inconvenient body parts (seriously, kiddo, hands off the goods!). Unsurprisingly, my hair has been a favourite. I’ve had long hair for most of my adult life, with the exception of a few […]
If you found me via my piece on Scary Mommy, welcome! I’m so excited to have you here, and for us to get to know one another. One thing I’ve learned in the past year is that parenthood can be all-consuming. It’s undeniable that from the moment those two little lines fade in, life begins to […]