A Married Mom’s Message: Being a Single Mom is Hard

No matter what you think, being a married mom is nothing like being a single mom. I’m married with two kids and a husband who travels most of the time. I’ve heard other married women in my situation say they feel, “just like a single mom.” And while I get feeling like you are doing it all on your own, feeling like you are doing it on your own is not the same as actually doing it on your own. Being a single mom is hard. When my husband is…

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9 Ways to Save Your Summer Sanity

Good heavens. Are you seriously surviving your summer?! I decided to take the summer off (I mean, sort of.) I decided to bump down business and bump up motherhood. I came to the realization that my little has one year left before kindergarten and my oldest is close to the ‘I’m too cool for you’ attitude. That is something I’m NOT looking forward to considering half my girlfriends tell me daily what an absolute pure hell it is having tweens and teens in their lives. So I’m “play mom” and…

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What Would You Do If A Stranger Fed Your Toddler?

I let a complete and total stranger attempt to feed my three-year-old son in a restaurant. At first, I was weirded out and stared with my momma-bear-stabbing eyes with murder on my mind. Make one false move lady… After a couple minutes, my son’s shyness subsided and he was…eating. Gasp! I was still uneasy, but there were nutrients – something aside from those fruit type gummies snacks or a chocolate chip granola bars going past his lips! Getting a three-year-old to eat healthy foods is a hard go! Even harder…

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Date Night at the Aquarium? Yes, Please!

What wine would you pair with octopus? Are you in the mood for a sauvignon blanc? Have about a merlot? How does that sound with eight tentacles and two beady black eyes? What would you pair with a shark? Something strong and flavourful like a dark ale? Have a beverage that you would enjoy with jellyfish? Wait, what?! Jellyfish?! Are we eating the jellyfish? No. We are not. We are not eating the shark or octopus either. Where am I going with this? On the second Friday of every month, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada in…

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10 Tips for the New Work-at-Home Mom

Over the last ten years, my work has gradually shifted from “traditional,” as in outside of the home, to less-traditional: working from home most of the time. Though this change happened over time, it was a deliberate shift that I made. The work I have pursued not only can be done at home, but there is more flexibility to it: I often have the option for the specific time I spend on tasks. I can choose to work early morning (I don’t), during nap (usually), or at the end of…

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