I've struggled with my choices in this life for nearly 10 years. Did I make the right choice in school? In my career? Does it even matter? After struggling for so long, the answer isn't what I expected. I was put on this earth to live this life. Things happen for a reason and I... Continue Reading →
Everyone has that one family member who thinks they can say whatever they want. When you're already on edge from the craziness of the holidays sometimes it's hard to know how to handle it. Sometimes it might be easier to just bite your tongue and move on, but it's not always that easy. I've heard... Continue Reading →
Christmas was my grandmothers favourite holiday when I was growing up. Every year she would plan a day that me and my siblings would head to the dollar store to pick out little gifts for our parents. It usually wasn't something useful, beautiful or even something they might want - but it was something we... Continue Reading →
One of my close friends is very environmentally conscious - especially over the holidays. I think sometimes I let expectation get in the way of what people actually need, rather than just buying a preconceived number of gifts. It's always fun to pick up new items that people will love but sometimes those gifts sit... Continue Reading →
My son was born 5 days before Christmas last December. I remember thinking that there couldn't be anything more difficult than Christmas shopping at almost 9 months pregnant. There was the back pain, swollen legs and complete fatigue that seemed to get worse with every step I took through a shopping mall. Fast forward to... Continue Reading →
Every single year as Christmas approaches, I tell myself I'm going to make thoughtful handmade gifts for everyone on my list. Normally I make a couple but then life, the baby or any number of Christmas visits make the clock run on super speed. This year I've decided that instead of making my own homemade... Continue Reading →
You're probably thinking I'm nuts if I think there are only 5 things I didn't know about parenting. Truth is, there's way more I don't know about parenting but there's only a few things I wish people told me. Having a child is probably one of the biggest responsibilities you'll ever have in your life, especially since it's not something you can prepare for. Let's be honest, who can say that they knew how to parent before becoming one? If you thought babysitting was going to give you a leg up - think again.