Category: Personal Stuff

Lessons Motherhood Has Taught Me

(Feature Photo by Flora Westbrook from Pexels) Motherhood has been a wild journey, so far. It’s interesting to look back at what I expected about parenting from before I ever had even the thought of having kids, or from when I first found out I was pregnant,… Continue Reading “Lessons Motherhood Has Taught Me”

Am I Still Infertile Now That I’m Pregnant?

(Feature photo by Brett Sayles from Pexels) Being pregnant – finally! – after a long stretch of infertility is a roller coaster of emotions. You’d think it would be nothing but happiness, but there’s a healthy dose of other feelings, many unexpected. Surprise, shock, joy, relief, worry,… Continue Reading “Am I Still Infertile Now That I’m Pregnant?”

Finding Out I’m Carrying Mono-di Twins, What That Means and How It changes Pregnancy

(Feature photo by Edwin Ariel Valladares from Pexels) When I recently found out I’m pregnant, it was a pretty big shock. Only because of how long it took to get pregnant and I had somewhat given up, of course, not because I’m somehow unaware of how babies… Continue Reading “Finding Out I’m Carrying Mono-di Twins, What That Means and How It changes Pregnancy”

Why I Didn’t Pierce My Daughter’s Ears When She Was A Baby

I am obsessed with long hair.  When my daughter was young, she had the most amazing hair; long, and curly and bright red. It’s still red, but now she wears it cut short, because that’s what she prefers. “But wait,” you might be thinking,… Continue Reading “Why I Didn’t Pierce My Daughter’s Ears When She Was A Baby”

Pregnant After 10+ YEARS of (Secondary) Infertility

(The featured image for this post is by RODNAE Productions from Pexels) Oh boy. (Or girl. We really don’t know yet…)  I have written a little bit about my experience with secondary infertility. Well, to be totally honest I’ve written a lot about it, but I’ve only… Continue Reading “Pregnant After 10+ YEARS of (Secondary) Infertility”

I’m Trying To Learn To Love Yoga…But I Hate It

(Featured Photo by Mikhail Nilov from Pexels) (This isn’t technically a parenting topic, but it is a part of my life and I am a parent so you know what? We’re going to talk about it anyways. Besides, I do think things like this are an important… Continue Reading “I’m Trying To Learn To Love Yoga…But I Hate It”

The Absolute Hell That Was Naming My Daughter

(The gorgeous featured image for this post is by Amina Filkins from Pexels) It should have been easy. All the typical hurdles of naming a person didn’t really apply to me. One of the perks of being a soon-to-be single mom is that there’s no one to… Continue Reading “The Absolute Hell That Was Naming My Daughter”

I Hate The Elf On The Shelf…But It’s Fine If You Love It!

I hate the Elf on the Shelf. There. I said it. You can leave me any number of hateful comments if you wish. I don’t necessarily dislike the Elf for any one particular reason. I’m not some huge Grinchy Scrooge who hates fun and… Continue Reading “I Hate The Elf On The Shelf…But It’s Fine If You Love It!”

How Opening Up About My Infertility Struggles Made The Emotional Weight Of It Easier To Carry

(Photo by APG Graphics from Pexels) I have one amazing daughter who I would not trade for anything in the world. She is absolutely my favourite person on the entire planet and my life is so much better in every way because she’s in it. But I… Continue Reading “How Opening Up About My Infertility Struggles Made The Emotional Weight Of It Easier To Carry”

Anxiety Makes Me Want To Home School

Photo by Suzy Hazelwood from Pexels I have always had pretty bad anxiety, and it has often caused me numerous problems throughout life. But since becoming a mother my anxiety has gone through the roof. This is not uncommon of course, and I am not unique or… Continue Reading “Anxiety Makes Me Want To Home School”