Sometimes being a mom means you put yourself on the back burner, but that can come back to bite you in the … well lets just say you may not be able to bite back!! It took over 10 years for me to realize that little fact. I talk about my experiences and what pushed […]
With mat leave coming to an end, I can feel my anxiety creeping up on me. I don’t know if I am ready to go back… or if I even want to go back! I really wanted to share with all the new parents out there what I went through my first week back to work.
Since moving to Alberta, we have been renting an acreage. Having 2 dogs 2 BIG dogs made it difficult to find an apartment. Never the less we were blessed to find a place to live on short notice, but it was taking a toll on our financial well being and restricting what we were able […]
Hey Everyone! It has been MONTHS since I last blogged, but for good reason. Mom life can be overwhelming on its own, all the diaper changes, laundry, after school activities, house cleaning… I probably don’t need to go on… you already know what I mean!! Anywho, a lot has happened in the last few months. […]
Buying your first home should be an exciting time in your life, it definitely was in mine, but it can also be scary and overwhelming as I learned… the hard way. TV shows make buying a house seem easy and enjoyable, but off camera there are a lot of things that happen that we don’t get a chance to see. […]
Last year was quite a whirl wind, and when it ended I was completely relieved. From starting my career, the birth of our son, getting our older kids into sports and even seeing our oldest graduate from high school, the year was definitely NOT short on life changing and exciting events. My biggest struggle getting […]
After a much needed move clear across the country, just over a year of settling into our new Albertan lifestyle, and finally finding a design related job that I could see myself advancing in, life took a sudden and sharp, hard left.
SURPRISE!!! YOUR PREGNANT!!!
All of that energy that would be expended by them was absorbed by me and I would be on overload, wanting to, rather needing to shut down. I realized it was making me a cranky, less attentive and frustrated mom…So I took drastic measures and ran away!
When I had my first, Ms. Aly, I wanted to buy every gadget and gizmo there was available. Unfortunately I wasn’t financially able to give into my wants so we got by with the minimum and I mean bare minimum! Baby number two was a bit more fortunate and I was gifted some baby tech […]
Living in Toronto wasn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Okay… so I didn’t live right in the heart of T.O. but that’s where I was being drawn for work once I graduated college. The competition was fierce, don’t quote me on this, (and if you know feel free to correct me) but I think […]
A husband, 3 kids (18,11,10), 2 dogs 3 goats, twenty…. three chickens and now a newborn baby! Needless to say, life was seeming pretty overwhelming and as an introverted person, I had no problem following my newborns lead of sleep, eat, sleep! But life does go on and after my hubby went back to work […]
If you’ve got school age children you are bound to get sick at least once this season! You may be able to dodge it with an hourly ritual of hand sanitizer, disinfectant spray, a paper mask and quarantining your kids to their rooms, but chances are the sneezing, sniffling, coughing and a pile of tissue will be in your future.
Recently I took my first plane ride to Toronto, and I did it with a baby in tow! Travelling with Mr. Grey at this particular time was a bit frustrating… I wasn’t planning on taking his entire nursery with us on the plane…
At 33 years old, it often comes as a shock to people when I tell them I’ve never been on a plane before. The woman sitting next to me didn’t seem too amused that she had to sit next to someone with a baby and this time Mr. Grey was awake and alert, screeching… just for fun! There was nothing I could do!
Well everyone… Christmas has gone and the New Year is finally here, and after all the commotion, “vacation”, and the kids being home for weeks, it is time to finally get back to “normal” life. But before I do, I want to share what I learned about myself this 2016 and maybe you learned some of the […]