It’s my pleasure to introduce you to this week’s guest blogger. Jan is a kindergarten teacher, mom to four boys, and wife to a fantastic bearded husband. She pretends to understand Pokemon and to enjoy playing Lego. Jan gets most of her exercise teaching gym to her kindergarten students and rushing between classes with her trusty […]
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When it comes to sleep, I’m a modern-day Goldilocks, always searching for what’s just right. My bedtime routine involves heating my wheat bag (made from wheat that my parents grew on their farm), fluffing my two pillows (one flat, one fluffy), positioning my three blankets perfectly, and tossing and turning and shifting until I find my spot, the […]
Today’s guest blogger is Michelle Hauser. Michelle is a wife, mother and freelance writer who lives in Napanee Ontario with her husband Mark and their son Joseph. Michelle is a weekly columnist for The Kingston Whig-Standard and her essays have appeared in The Globe and Mail. You can follow Michelle’s blog, Train of Thought. ~~~ Let’s be clear […]
I’m pretty sure the Zombie Apocalypse will start with the undead infiltrating our homes . . . as elves on our shelves. If you don’t know what this toy is (besides an invention that’s made somebody wealthy), it’s a creepy-looking elf that “spies” on your child during the day, “reports” back to Santa while your […]
I like to think Shakespeare would’ve been a fan of fridge-magnet poetry, composing his iambs and inventing new words to suit him. But Shakespeare wasn’t married to my husband. On Sunday, I was playing on my phone with a fridge magnet poetry app. I came up with this dark, angst-ridden, middle-age-y poem. I then strutted […]
I was downstairs, sipping a glass of wine, and pfaffing on my laptop. My twins were upstairs in their bedrooms, supposedly reading their new novels. Then I saw in my Google window that my nine-year-old daughter Vivian (“V”) was online. This is how our conversation went down.: And to think, when I was her age, […]
It is my pleasure to introduce you to this week’s guest blogger, Lynnette Conroy. Lynnette is an introverted, idiosyncratic, over-tested individual with a broken edit button. She is a writer, a mom, a software trainer and an all-around lunatic that thinks weird thoughts, then says them out loud – often on her blog, which can […]
I try to keep my blog rated PG. Then I come home to this. Yes, it’s my husband’s version of “The Seven Stages of Marriage,” scrawled on top of the original article from The Calgary Herald. Tonight I’m going with Monday Night Football. Your turn: What are your 7 stages of marriage? Or, what are your […]
This week’s guest post is from Emily Wierenga. Emily is a wife, mother, artist and the author of Chasing Silhouettes: How to help a Loved One Battling an Eating Disorder and Mom in the Mirror: Body Image, Beauty and Life After Pregnancy (Mother’s Day 2013). For more info, please visit emilywierenga.com. Maybe it was because, at the time, I had four boys […]
Karyn is a lapsed social worker, work-at-home mom, and one-quarter of Team Pickles. Along with Ben (the thinker), Molly (the doer), and Ian (the Brit), she battles for truth, justice, and the Canadian way in a world where parenting and puns go hand-in-hand. Follow their adventures at PicklesINK and get short bursts of funny on […]