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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Have you guys seen Frozen yet? I took the girls a few weeks ago and it has quickly become one of our favourite Disney movies and we can’t wait to own it. I was reflecting over the plot when we got home and I realized Frozen fits a pretty good metaphor for how our journey with special needs has been. I’ll try not to give too many spoilers!
First, there are two sisters playing together fairly young. We learn that Elsa [...]
What are your plans for Saturday? If your family is like mine your weekends are crazy busy but because I’m a P&G mom I have a great opportunity for you! If you’re following me here from twitter or facebook, below are the full contest rules for a set of tickets for the Sledge Hockey games that are coming up this weekend.
Because the event is on Saturday, this is a flash giveaway. So the timeline of this giveaway will be quick, hence [...]