The Motherland

One pitfall of this pandemic has been the effect it has had on the travel industry. While I miss flying to a new destination and having a fun getaway, it’s just not possible while Covid-19 is still spreading and causing havoc on communities around the world. So while I work from home in my safe…

It’s March 80th!

2020 has been such an odd year. It started with massive wildfires in Australia. Doesn’t that seem like years ago? Good news: fire season is over. Then footage appeared from China of people falling down like they were put out by a hypnotist while walking down the street. It all seemed so far away, until…

Attack of the Ticks

Guess what? It’s spring and ticks are waking up! Since Jenn and I (Mary) have had some encounters with them we thought it would be a good idea to share our experiences. What are these little creatures? Well they’re small arachnids and they feed on blood. You may have heard that they’re found in forests…

This is 40

My Facebook feed has been slowly highlighting my friends celebrating their big 40th birthdays. Happy Birthday everyone!! It’s a big milestone. I’m an October baby, so I’m late to the game. Where the heck did time go? I used to think 25 was SO OLD when I was a kid. What does that make me…

Fear of Flying

I am one of the 25% of the population that has nervousness about flying. Who knows where it came from…feeding off others fear, a super turbulent flight or binge watching Mayday before binge watching was a thing. It’s probably a mixture of all of the above. My anxiety goes a little bit like this. For…

Back to school…to prove to my dad that I’m not a fool!

Yes, I just quoted Billy Madison.  I have always found that movie hilarious, but now I also have a newfound respect for Billy and going back to school!   Everyone is doing it….not only are my kids heading back to school, but I also start the second year of my teacher education program…EEEKK!   I love school…

Dear Postpartum Self

To preface, I wanted to write a letter to myself when I was really out of my element – after having my first child. I was full of feelings, both good and bad. I wanted to look back (now that I’m out of such a tumultuous time) to reflect on what I went through and…

Yoga Wars

Yoga. When I talk about it or tell my fellow blogger friends that I will be attending a local Yoga class, I always set my expectations high. I will go to class with my friend, my latest yoga wear and mat in tow, and lay on the floor watching the darkness fill the room around…

Family Hiking

One of our favourite things to do as a family are day hikes. We always go local as our two boys get bored easily and we prefer to be closer to home. That being said, there are many beautiful places close by to hike so we never feel like we’re missing out. Hamilton isn’t known…

To The Dad Who Abandoned Me…Thank You!

As a human being, I will never be able to wrap my head around turning your back on your own child. As a mother, the thought seems impossible. But as a child of a broken family I’m here to tell you it happens and sadly, often. The shame that comes along with a parent washing…