It's been a while since I've done a book review on the blog, but that's mostly because I haven't read anything that I felt strongly enough about to share (good or bad) in a long time. That doesn't mean that I'm not still the same bookworm I always have been! Some things just don't change.
Me Before You from Jojo Moyes is one of those books I've had on my list since it came out. For some reason, I've read several of her other books but not this one as yet. My mother-in-law and sister-in-law LOVED Read more [...]
The last week of April was a BIG week in our house.
My son, just shy of being 19 months old, finally got up on his two feet and walked. An early crawler, like his sister, he's been on the move since he was 7 months old. Also like his sister, he started pulling up to standing long before his first birthday but decided that walking just wasn't for him. We've been trying to encourage him to stand and walk- using a walker or holding our hands. We did everything we could think of to get him to just Read more [...]
Anyone who knows me or follows me on social media knows how important my "me" time has become to me. For about 10 months now, that "me" time has been about making time for my daily workouts and time to take care of me... aka filling my own cup before filling others'. Taking the time in my daily routine to make ME a priority has changed my life... from the inside out. I have more energy, I'm happier, I'm healthier, I'm stronger, and my whole family is benefitting from it.
However, I do still appreciate Read more [...]
Those of you who follow my social media accounts know that last month Hubby and I had the wonderful opportunity to visit lovely Kittery, Maine. It was a a welcome reprieve from the stress of our Election Campaign, tax season, and the interminable winter here, in Montreal. In fact, it was our first time getting away as a couple SINCE OUR HONEYMOON 5 years ago! That's right- we had not been away for even a night, just the two of us, in 5 years! I suppose that's what happens when you have babies and Read more [...]
Just a quick shout out to Ryder and the gang at the Look Out...
The last month of our lives has been absolutely B-A-N-A-N-A-S: kids getting sick one after another, visits from out of town family, trips to the country to visit family, a 24-hour roadtrip to Maine, tax season for my accountant hubby....oh, and Hubby also happens to be running for a position on our City Council. That's right- an election smack dab in the middle of tax season means that the month of March was even more upside down Read more [...]
Normally, I don't include rants on my blog, but this time I just can't keep quiet. I've been stewing on this for a little more than a week now, and I can't keep it in any longer. Please bear with me as I attempt to gather my thoughts on to "paper". Now, let me start by saying that I didn't closely follow the Ghomeshi trial and all of the evidence presented. I didn't listen to every testimony given. I didn't hear firsthand the arguments that were made. I will not comment on the legal aspects of the Read more [...]
I've said it before, and I'll say it forever: books are sacred and special in our house. Now that she has a little brother to share her Mommy and Daddy with, story time before bed has become an even more special and important time for our daughter. It's the time that we get to cuddle in her big girl bed, snuggled under the covers and have time that's just for US. Yes, we have the classics, new and old, to choose from, but we also love to discover new and hidden gems to add to our repertoire.
Little Read more [...]
I have to start this post by saying that Full House DEFINED my childhood. When they announced that the show was ending in 1995, 10-year-old Jordana actually wrote passionate, heart-wrenching letters to the studio and the producers begging and pleading that they please please please reconsider. Didn't they know how much the show meant to kids like me? How important it was for us to have role models like the Tanner Girls to look to? How else would I learn my way through being a tween- Blossom was Read more [...]