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Ottawa’s I Am Possible Mother Daughter Conference ~ Nov 3, 2013

| August 19, 2013 | 2 Comments
Ottawa’s I Am Possible Mother Daughter Conference ~ Nov 3, 2013

When I first became a single Mother in 2002, I was terrified. Growing up, I was surrounded with messages of how incapable I was of supporting myself and a family. At least, that is how my growing mind interpreted statements such as, “I hope you marry someone rich someday, you’ll need him to pay for […]

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“I won’t be your friend!” *insert raspberry here*

| June 18, 2013 | 4 Comments
“I won’t be your friend!” *insert raspberry here*

The playground is a funny place.  A place where we first start to see the division of the masses into leaders, monitors, peacemakers, instigators, negotiators… We start to learn social cues, and we seek out the place we feel most comfortable. Our first friendships, independent of family, are forged.  I do not over exaggerate when […]

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Getting Knocked Down by Postpartum Depression: How to Get up Again

| May 3, 2013 | 8 Comments
Getting Knocked Down by Postpartum Depression: How to Get up Again

I expected to experience postpartum depression when my babies were born given my history of depression. I wasn’t expecting, however, how different it would be compared to my “normal” depression. My depressive episodes come on slowly over time, they are insidious. My postpartum depression arrived suddenly and with unexpected intensity. It was rather like being […]

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The more things change the more they stay the same, OR Help! I am becoming my Mother!!

| April 25, 2013 | 5 Comments
The more things change the more they stay the same, OR Help! I am becoming my Mother!!

Lots has changed since I was a little girl: eating in a restaurant only happened on the most special of occasions, my peers and I all went home from school for lunch, ‘the web’ referred to the creation the giant spider made on the rusty wrought iron railings of the front steps, and as far […]

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Your thoughts on Child-Centric Parenting?

| April 17, 2013 | 4 Comments
Your thoughts on Child-Centric Parenting?

Most Fridays you can catch me giving my opinions on various issues on CTV Ottawa Morning Live’s Top Talkers. The subject of our latest discussion is something I’ve been teased over and even criticized for. Putting your children’s needs above your own or what some call child-centric parenting. As with most issues in life, perception […]

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Life of Pi

| February 28, 2013 | 7 Comments
Life of Pi

Have you seen this movie?  May I recommend it to you and your family.   A young child will probably not understand the profound meaning of this movie, but an older one will certainly do.  This may lead to a family discussion about what life is about – a journey full of adventures – seeking […]

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Super Dad to Super Dud

| February 25, 2013 | 4 Comments
Super Dad to Super Dud

The feeling of knowing that one day I will go from Super Dad to Super Dud gives me the heebie-jeebies.  We all know as parents one day our kid will no longer need us to do everything for them. I love coming home from work and B rushing to the door to give me a […]

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Nothing is more romantic than talking about your finances

| February 14, 2013 | 3 Comments
Nothing is more romantic than talking about your finances

  Since Valentine’s day is near I thought I would talk about what is running through the minds of everyone  trying to find that special gift to show their spouse how much they love them, “Do I have enough room on my credit card to buy that box of chocolates and flowers?”  Financial trouble, and […]

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Love

| February 14, 2013 | 8 Comments
Love

I came across this quotation on Pinterest one day: “When a child gives you a gift, even if it is rock they just picked up, exude gratitude. It might be the only thing they have to give and they have chosen to give it to you.” – Dean Jackson The thing about Valentine’s Day is […]

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Who’s Your Parenting Idol?

| January 28, 2013 | 5 Comments
Who’s Your Parenting Idol?

Being a parent is hard! Parenting can be difficult, challenging, rewarding and sometimes, let’s face it, not so great right? Where do you go for your parenting mojo? There’s always caffeine around to at least help wake you up to deal with this seven-day a week gig and a plethora (I’ve always wanted to use […]

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Dating as a single parent: can you really have it all?

| January 27, 2013 | 2 Comments
Dating as a single parent: can you really have it all?

If there’s one skill that most single parents have mastered down to a fine art, it has to be multi-tasking. Between things like packing the kids’ lunches, getting them to school, picking them up from ballet practice and excelling at your career – it’s not unusual for single moms and dads to feel like they […]

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