There's nothing like a mini holiday to get one's mind off the "selfish mommy to-do list." Two friends invited my son, daughter and me along with 30 other close friends to join them in a three-day celebration of their 50th birthdays at a lodge in the picturesque resort town of … [Read more...] about Awash With Insight
Five short weeks until my babies leave home. I've got to get cracking on my to-do list. Now. I should clarify that this is not the "perfect mommy list" that encompasses the things I want to do with my children before they leave, ie: one last trip to Buntzen lake with the dog, … [Read more...] about Start the Empty Nest Countdown!
These days it's easy not to think about September and the fact that both my children will be 3000 miles away. Every minute is full. If I'm not driving them to work or swim practice, I'm shopping, cooking or doing copious laundry shifts. At least it seems that way. However, … [Read more...] about The Queen of Transitions
Last night was a nightmare. I'm thinking perhaps it unfolded as it did in order for me to be more willing to say goodbye to my two darling children come September. Things started off well. I managed to get my 19 year old daughter Meredith to her swim meet at Simon Fraser … [Read more...] about You Can’t Script This
I am in a state of shock. It's happening. Half way through the online course “How to Build a Blog You Truly Love” our inspirational coach/leader Liv Lane has challenged us to step outside our comfort zones and post something brave on our blogs. There’s just one tiny potential … [Read more...] about A Cup of Courage