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30 Things My Girls Should Know About Me


A long, long time ago, I started a writing prompt to make me write more often. I clearly didn’t keep up with that. Since my last post was such a downer, I figured I could make things fun again this way.
I’m not overly surprised that when I originally started these questions I had only written about 2 of them! An Into and 20 Facts About Me. Let’s get the ball rolling again.
Describe Three Legitimate Fears you’ve had and how they […]

Parents Need rEcess Too


Remember growing up and people asking you what your favourite subject at school was? And someone would shout  “recess” even though that’s not a subject? This time it really is a subject, sort of!
Jillian is so fortunate to have gone to the Bloorview School for the past 3 years. We’ve met some incredible people. I think it was in November when one of the EA’s from Bloorview asked if I had heard about rEcess. I hadn’t and she explained. Once […]

Some Enchanted Evening


Two weekends ago, the girls had some pretty exciting milestones. Lauren went on her very first sleepover! This was huge for her. She’s shy and reserved (most of the time!) and didn’t feel comfortable leaving us at night. We even tried to have a sleepover in our basement and she wouldn’t stay downstairs. Had to come back upstairs to sleep. The other thing that makes this so remarkable was that she was over an hour away from home. In the […]



I am so very fortunate that I still have many friends from high school. Most people lose touch after moving away from home, college or working. For me, it was difficult to keep in touch during the school year but we always caught up during summer vacation. Those are my favourite kind of friends- time can pass and whenever you get together again, you pick up exactly where you left off.

This is my friend Christie. We met in grade 8, […]

Special Needs and Social Media


Special needs and social media seem to go hand in hand these days. When Jillian was first diagnosed, I didn’t know many people in Toronto, let alone a friend who has a child with special needs. Since we live in a technology fueled world, I took to the internet to find other parents like me. Starting this blog, reading other blogs, joining groups on Facebook. The internet became my lifeline. And in a way it still is. Knowing that I […]

2015 Might Break Me


Hard to believe we’re already two weeks into January already. And already I’m thinking this might be the year that breaks me. Clearly, I’m probably being a little irrational but let me tell you some stories. We’re now looking for schools for Jillian to transition into. Her current school ends after grade 1 and even though I know we’ll be super prepared for the transition and Bloorview will help us find a good fit for her (and us!) but it […]

Teacher Gifts- Working the Mason Jar


There are two times a year that I *pretend* I’m crafty. That happens to be at Christmas and at the end of school. Seriously. I can play 10 instruments but my mother couldn’t spare a little crafty gene? I like crafty, I just don’t do it well. We all have our talents, I suppose.
I know teachers don’t expect anything at Christmas or the end of the year but I like to take the time to show them they’re really valuable […]

A New Addition!


Tap…Tap… Is this thing on? So clearly I haven’t been around much. I don’t even have a decent reason! In my last personal post about my lovely lump (not my lovely lady lumps, sadly…) There’s no real update on that front yet. I had my followup with the surgeon where I was told it was ‘nothing…at least for now…’ to contact him if it got bigger/hurt or any other weird changes or in 6 months. I assured him I wouldn’t […]

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 […]

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 […]