giving (Canadian) thanks

 Today marks Canadian Thanksgiving. For some reason, Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. It may have something to do with my general love of fall and the abundance of delicious eats; however, I'm confident my real love for this holiday has more to do with people and the whole idea of giving thanks. ...more

Today I had a sick baby and it might be just what I needed

I'm going to say something that the 'Mom God' are going to be made at me for but it needs to be said: Today, I realized, even if only for a few hours, that being stuck at home with a sick baby was just what I needed. ...more

how Shark Week has made me a better mom

It's that time of the year again.  My reminders of impending Shark Week usually include a barrage of commercials as well as 'hints' from Mr. B that that's all we'll be watching for a solid week. My response usually is something along the lines of: "if you think I'm watching that all week you're nuts" (there may or may not have been some expletives in there when I actually said it).  ...more

50 Shades of Annoying

I get it. The movie trailer came out last week. Some people are REALLY excited about it and others are REALLY not. Then there are people like me. People that think people are making a much bigger deal about it than it needs to be. I've read a few articles, some better written and with more sound logic than others. There are people, in case you haven't read, that are adamantly against this movie and are vehemently condemning all women who have read the books and will see the movie. ...more

I took a week off of work and sent my child to daycare

I have a confession: I was on vacation from work this past week and sent mini-me to daycare every day but one. I'm that mom. I have a number of what I feel are legitimate rationalizations for my decision, but they're just that, rationalizations. The bottom line is that I couldn't get everything done I wanted and needed to do with mini-me home (I also have to pay for daycare regardless of if I send her or not but that's just one of my many rationalizations). ...more
Let me add to the others who say "Good for you!"more

I gave myself permission to feel pretty (and it worked!)

I had another 'me' day this past Saturday. It seems like I have been doing that a bit lately. As a mom, I walk the very fine line between what I need/deserve and feeling guilty about spending time away from my family. Mom guilt is a son of a.... I may need to dedicate a whole post to this at some point. ...more