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My Daughter in a Nutshell


I realize I never updated on the story I started the other day about the Girl on Girl Emotional Warfare.   Everything is fine now and it turns out Izzy was the instigator. The moment I put too much pressure on her at home to keep her writing tidy, she took it out on a girl at school and called…

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Girl on Girl Emotional Warfare


My daughter is 6 and over halfway through Grade 1.       She’s extremely empathetic and seems to thrive on routine and expected outcomes. She seems outgoing but has trouble expressing what she really needs from another person. (Which sometimes has her coming across as a pushover). One thing she has come to expect is how everyone in her…

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Tomorrow Might as Well be a Clear Day


A few things happened to me in the last bit that have changed my perspective on things. I feel as if I am in a better head space lately. I read an article that encouraged me to quit self-sabotaging and love myself, jiggly bits and all, and quit trying to “improve” myself. Instead, love yourself as you are and you…

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To New Moms


If I could write to all new moms I would say so many things. One of those things is that the biggest lie out there is it gets easier. You will just have to rise to new challenges. Some of these challenges will seem less, um, challenging than the last but it will never be easy. If it is easy…

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How to Make Your Own Christmas Tree Advent Calendar


Happy December! I meant to post this earlier but there is still time to make this if you wanted to. Just leave the days that have already passed empty or fill them with only tissue paper. Christmas Tree Advent Calender Here is what you need: Toilet paper rolls, cut in half. Enough to make 24 empty spots Tissue paper, in…

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Why I Love Weight Training


This is our weight bench. It sits in front of the treadmill and my myriad of inspirational posters when I’m working out. When I hang out with the kids down there; after the weight bench has been pushed up against the wall again to make room for toys, I read those posters and it gives me actual motivation. So they…

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Good News at the Doctor!


Yesterday was a big day for me. Josh left for work really early and came back just after lunch so that I could go to my physical and get my test results at the doctor. I anxiously waited in the waiting room, literally sweating: AND IT WAS GOOD NEWS. Two ultrasounds and a bunch of blood tests later and we…

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Raising a Highly Sensitive Child.


Today was tiring. Hunter has an ear infection and his fever fluctuated between 101-103F today. He puked at 3am and again 3 times during the day. I set him up with shows on a laptop upstairs and a bottle of coconut water. He sat quietly and watched, saying it hurt too much to lay down and that was what was…

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Environmentally Conscious


I am trying to compile a list of ways to be environmentally friendly, or more so! ¬†Always use a re-useable water bottle and re-useable container whenever possible. Use a whiteboard to write notes, such as a grocery list. Take a photo with your phone to take with you or to send to the person running errands. We use this for…

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My Grade One Reading Corner


Do you remember learning to read? I don’t really! I remember being three and a half and reading little words to my sister from picture books. My mom confirms this, so I am not crazy. To say it out loud sounds too young, but there I was, reading small words. I am sure that is quite common. I distinctly remember…

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