This One Makes Me Vulnerable…

When I picked her up from school for a dentist appointment, I was greeted with the words:  “You look like everybody’s mom.” I wasn’t exactly sure if that was a compliment. And then I caught a glimpse of myself in the reflection of the window. It was true. I had conformed. I was wearing my […]

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FaceTime Faux-Pas

I know it’s not very lady-like, but sometimes I burp.   It probably wasn’t the best time to let go of one of those big bellywonkers, but it happened right as I walked into my daughter’s room. Me: “Braack…whatcha doing?” A: “My homework…and, say hi to Zoe.” Me: (recoiling in shame) “When did Zoe get […]

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A Few of My Favourite Things…

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens might have been good for Maria von Trapp, but there’s a few things I like too… Fresh sheets, especially if they were line-dried Peanut butter on fresh bread Being in charge of the TV remote My husband’s blue eyes Cuddles on the couch from kids who are far […]

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Tricked Into Zumba

So, I’ve started taking a Zumba class. I believe I was tricked into it. “You like dancing!” Me: “Yes, but at weddings…in the dark…or on a cruise ship…where no one will see me again.” “Well, you’ll love Zumba! Zumba is like dancing. But it’s an exercise class.” Gah.  Exercise. Don’t get me wrong. I think […]

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Pit Crew

“I can’t imagine what it’s like getting 3 girls out the door on time every morning!” The sympathetic bus driver had just pulled off the road (ok, after I frantically blinked my lights and swerved a few times) and kindly shouted this out the window. We were late, again. What was it this time? “Oh, […]

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Toonie Party, Please

You may already know this, but there is a lot riding on a birthday party. So, when someone says they’re having a party in the ACS gym, I am thrilled. And then, when they tell me it’s a toonie party, my heart almost skips a beat. Why? Well, let me invite you into a moment […]

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