I am ashamed

i am ashamedToday I decided to share the one thing, that I have been more ashamed of than anything else in my adult life. Not because I think it would make it easier, in fact its kinda like, willingly dropping my towel in front of a hundred people. I want to share with you because I hope that in my sharing I can help someone else feel a little less ashamed. A little less like their worth is determined by something materialistic. (more…)

Who were you in 2007?

…. you are probably looking at your screen with your eyes scrunched up with a pretty perplexed look on your face. If you didn’t and the answer just jumped out at you – then my next question is – who are you and why are you lying to yourself? (more…)

"They think your sister has Multiple Sclerosis (MS)…"

The sentence that changed 2016 for my family, came early in February.

Complaining of a strange feeling in one leg is how it all started, Β it was like pins and needles I remember her saying. We had just found out I was pregnant. My memory eludes me regarding the events around her being admitted to hospital, or even what happened the first few days she was admitted.

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And then? Life happens…

So I’ve been quiet again for a few days – but making every effort to stay determined to keep blogging.

This weekend was absolutely fantastic, I planned my blog, got some free time, was completely and totally inspired by a blog I read about playing more and through that achieving all your goals – (more about that later this week) and I did play this weekend. Not too much – but hey you have to start somewhere.

And.

Then. (more…)

Back to school traditions

So yesterday was first day back to school for Emilie, she started Grade 5.

Our annual back to school tradition, something I think most parents do – is take a pic of your child on day 1 of whatever grade, and every year compare pics and get sad about how much they have grown. Until I found this awesome site – Thirty Handmade Days and started our new traditions which we have just added to, each year.

On the site you will find a printable number (for whichever grade your little-y is starting), with this I take a picture of Emilie on her first day. (more…)