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Finding My Mommy Instinct

I am feeling so grateful for all the wonderful inspirational mommies in my life. Things are so difficult in my mommy-baby bubble at the moment and watching, reading and hearing about how all of you manage yourselves and your kids through the tough times is what is getting me by – so thank you [Read more…]

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10 Things That Make Me Happy

This post is actually in response to an Instagram chain that I was tagged in a few times, so I thought it would be easier to do here – it will allow for more photos and I can refer back to it if anyone tags me again :) Anybody who would like to pick up the gauntlet on their blogs, be sure to tag me on Twitter or Instagram so I can read yours too! [Read more…]

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Reasons to be happy

And now, back to the happy side of things. Brett and I seem to have finally found our groove again; as he puts it, we are finally adjusting to the “new normal”. I am so very blessed to have such a loving, supportive husband. [Read more…]

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Escapism & Battling Positivity

I know I have been completely absent again. I enjoyed the writing challenge I was doing, I was loving writing every night while I fed Charly, but life was a bit hectic with baby all night wake ups and work, so I took a step back… And fell off the ends of the earth. [Read more…]

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Returning To Work, Teething & Sugar Withdrawals

“Going back” to work brought mixed feelings. It was tough leaving Charly, even if only for an hour and a half, and there was a lot more guilt than expected. The upside is, the guilt appeared because I really enjoyed my meeting; and the topics for the articles I need to write had me interested and excited to get started (only I would be excited to write about the Protection of Personal Information act – what a giant nerd I am). [Read more…]

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Coming Back

Coming back to writing has been far harder than anticipated. We had a really bad run of things with Brett getting sick for 2 weeks, then Charly getting flu that turned into bronchiolitis & being unable to feed, leading to an ER visit and then, just as she recovered, I got it & when she got her vaccinations it retriggered the virus in her adding a 3 day fever into the mix. [Read more…]

Heads Up to the Smokers

Everyone who knows me knows that I was THE smoker of all smokers and up to the day that I found out I was pregnant, I would stand downwind just to get a breath of second-hand smoke and I hugged you extra hard if you still had the smell of smoke on your clothes; that smell is actually evidence of third-hand smoke or smoke residue as it is sometimes called. [Read more…]