Exercise – The Bane of my Existence

Pre-kids, I used to go for a walk every night.  Even in -30 degree weather.  (And that is in Celsius people!)  I would bundle myself up and go for at least 30 minutes. Now, I am a couch potato.  And it’s starting to take it’s toll. A few months ago I tried to start exercising…

Self-Cleaning Option for Homes

Oh wouldn’t this be the best invention ever? I think the second greatest would be a machine that folds your laundry for you.  That is one chore that I put off so long that our clothes are always super wrinkly. And who here has time or knowledge on how to iron?  Definitely not this chick….

Finding Balance

Why can’t I find balance in my life? I have so many things I want to do or finish.  I have about 4 to-do lists.  There is a list for work projects, one for the home, one for school work, and one for “me” things. Some days I accomplish more than others.  Some days I…

My Little Helper

I have a little helper now whenever I unload the dishwasher or fold the laundry.  And the last few days he has even been pushing in the dining room chairs after we leave the table.  Such a gentleman! Yesterday, my 22 month old came straight to the dishwasher as soon as he heard it open….

The Weatherman… lies?

My 6 year old is obsessed with checking the Weather Network. He is always asking to change the channel to WN to see what the weather is like outside.  I tell him, “look out the window and you will see!”  But no, that doesn’t cut it.  He needs to know the temperature, the UV index,…

Food as an Accessory?

My 22 month old has been pretty hilarious during meal times lately. He loves eating with a fork now and gets quite upset if we don’t give him one right away.  He’s still not talking so it takes a bit to figure out what he wants, but now we know after a major meltdown! One…

Cannot Afford a Massage…

… I have the perfect solution for you. Sit in front of your child on the couch, pretty much on the edge, and have them push their feet into your back. My toddler is doing this as I speak.  He apparently thinks it is funny and it actually feels kind of nice. He even lifted…

Getting Older

I know I am not terribly old.  Gosh, I am only 31.  But some days it feels like I am 51 or 61! This weekend I had a blast.  I went out with some girlfriends to a social event and ended up going to a bar afterward.  I am actually still trying to catch up…

Reading, Writing & Tantrums?

So, I decided to go back to school. I just started working on my courses (or modules as they refer to them) last week and I knew it was going to be difficult with having children.  However, I did not realize how many times I would get interrupted while trying to work. I would just…

Missing: One piece of Pumpkin Pie

It’s Thanksgiving weekend up here in chilly Canada.  My husband’s favourite pie, and the only real pie he will eat, is pumpkin pie.  He saw that pumpkin pies were for sale at one of our local grocery stores for $2/each.  So, he went out and bought two. The first night each of us had a…