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I’m Just A Spectator…


Often when I’m reading other blogs that my friends have shared, I think “I really should write about this!” and then file that idea away, and promptly forget about it. It’s rare that I read something and immediately feel the need to write some of my own experiences out after reading a post. Thanks to Lesley for sharing this post.
Rounding a corner in the hall of a hospital yesterday, I was knocked briefly off my feet. No one ran by [...]

It Was a “Typical” Day


Time has gotten away with me again so it seems! Two weeks ago, Jillian was going to get an award from school. Our day started as it usually does. Me, ignoring the alarm clock, groaning when Adam finally gets me up, get the girls ready and out the door and see Adam off to work.

After our quite typical morning, Jillian decided to throw a curve ball. Shouldn’t surprise me anymore, but it does! That afternoon, Jillian received the “courage” award. [...]

Bathroom Buddies- P&G, Walmart and Todays Parent- Giveaway

Bathroom Buddies

I certainly remember potty training Lauren. It took longer than I expected because she simply wasn’t ready. (I voiced my concern to Jillian’s pediatrician. He told me that I had words to use about a special needs child, but Lauren didn’t have that kind of vocabulary to explain how she felt about her sister). Jillian is another story. We’re trying to figure out if she has the sensation to know when she needs to pee or not. She’s eager to learn, we just haven’t [...]

30 Things My Girls Should Know- 20 Facts


Diving right into the questions, today’s topic is 20 Random Facts about their dear old Mom. (Have I confused you yet?! Full list of questions located here) This one is going to be hard for me. Since they’re random, I’ll probably end up saying 90% of what the girls already know. I remind myself of Bill Cosby just thinking about it!

According to my parents, I was conceived in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and born in Victoria, British Columbia. (Are you scarred [...]

30 Things My Girls Should Know About Me


While I was perusing Facebook this evening, cuddling with a sick Jillian, I came across a post by Lynsey from Moscato Mom. The idea is to prove to our children that we are actually people outside of being their mom. Looks like fun and since I’m making an effort to get back into writing regularly and there are certainly things I’d like them to know it’s a perfect fit.

The topics are:
1. List 20 random facts about yourself.
2. Describe 3 legitimate fears [...]

#CoverMoment- Review and Giveaway!


Growing up, I was a HUGE tomboy. I hardly ever took the time to put makeup on. I saved it for “special occasions” or on days I felt I needed a pick-me-up. I’m still the no mess/no fuss kind of girl but now that I’m growing up (finally! ) I find playing with new makeup fun. The girls are always confused when I put makeup on. Jillian asks me why I won’t let people see my “normal” face. That kid [...]



Unless you’ve lived under a rock for the last few weeks, you already know that the Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 43-8 during the last Superbowl. Even I was aware and I’m far from sporty! I had the amazing opportunity to interview May Hamlin last week and it was SO great! In case you’re unfamiliar, Derek Coleman is the first person that has played in the NFL legally deaf and with hearing aids. He’s now also portrayed in the [...]

P&G Thank You, Mom- Interview with Deb Westlake

Greg Westlake & Deb Westlake2

Have you caught P&G’s commercials for the upcoming Olympics in Sochi? Talking to some of the most important people behind our athletes and seeing what goes into raising an athlete? Since I don’t have a sporty bone in my body this was an area just outside of my comfort zone! Thankfully, I got to have a very heartfelt chat with Deb Westlake this afternoon and I left our conversation feeling invigorated, excited and totally proud to be a Canadian. Greg [...]

New Flintstones Gummy Plus Immunity Support & Toronto Giveaway


I’ve vowed to make 2014 a better year in terms of blogging! I have some pretty awesome things coming up and I can’t wait to share them with you. I find that since the girls started school, we get more illnesses than we ever had before. Not surprising though. I went into Lauren’s JK year thinking “no big deal. We hang out at a hospital for fun” Boy. Was I wrong! It was routine that Lauren’s teacher would meet me [...]

Your Chances for Mom of The Year Just Got Better


The date was January 8th, 2014 and I’ve already lost any hope in winning a Mom of the Year award. So your chances just got a lot better! My typical motto is that I’m doing the best that I can and I just hope I’m not screwing them up too badly.
I had the opportunity to go to Halifax in November on behalf of Canada Health Infoway and Holland Bloorview. As I was getting Lauren ready for school, I decided to [...]