Parenting

  • Dear Puberty, What Have You Done With My Little Boy?

    Dear Puberty, You and I need to talk. You see, since you’ve entered our home and invaded my teenage son’s body, he’s not the little boy I once knew. Don’t get me wrong, I knew this was bound to happen and I was even excited for him to reach this new stage, but did you […] Read more…

  • Our Struggle with Infertility

    “So…my cholesterol test is good!” was what I first heard the day we found out that we would struggle to get pregnant. Paul had gone for a physical to investigate a “feeling” he had about an old teenage soccer injury being the cause of 4 months of us not getting pregnant. They did some tests […] Read more…

Lifestyle

  • Getting the Help You Need When You’re Grieving

    This is a tough week for me.  A horrible week every year, when I remember the last days with my son, Zack and what led to his death in 2011. I relive what I did and what I could have done differently. I remember all the ways he fought for his life in the end and […] Read more…

  • Learning to Love My Body After Thyroid Cancer

    Learning to love my body after thyroid cancer and my total thyroidectomy has been a long process. It’s been almost a year since I heard the words “you have cancer” and started to have a different relationship with my body. Getting over the surgery was much easier than dealing with the year long adjustments to […] Read more…

Grief

  • Surviving Mother’s Day after the loss of a child

    Being a mother is the hardest job in the world.  Being a mother to a son that you have lost is heartbreaking and yet I find myself struggling with this each day, especially on Mother’s Day. I struggle with being a mother to my two boys, while in my heart, I have three sons. There […] Read more…

  • A Night with a Medium that I’ll Never Forget

    I can’t wait to tell you about the messages I received from Zack at my recent group reading with Sister Mediums! The group reading was to take place on the 6th anniversary of Zack’s death on March 10th and the tickets went on sale on Elmo’s 31/2 year birthday (Elmo is always 3 1/2, just […] Read more…

Giving Back

  • Our Holiday Traditions Include Giving Back

    After losing a child, it’s not difficult to believe that we would find the holidays really tough. We can’t buy our Zack any gifts or celebrate the joy of the holidays with all three of our boys and it truly makes Christmas really tough each year. We hold onto the sweet memories of our three […] Read more…

  • Why You Should Register for the Walk for SickKids

    We did it! For the fourth year in a row, Paul and I walked the full 20km…but this time the boys joined us! I really thought that we might only do 10km this year, for a few different reasons (mostly that we didn’t have anyone to hang with the kids when they pooped out at […] Read more…

Reviews & Contests

  • Don’t Trust the Appliance Repair Guys to Fix your Appliances

    I learned an expensive lesson this week in home appliance repairs. Our dryer broke on Thursday, Jan.19th and I was desperate to get it fixed (maybe I like doing laundry too much). I googled ‘dryer repair’ and several companies popped up. I picked Appliance Repair Guys, the one that fit all the criteria, had a nice […] Read more…

  • How to Survive a Hockey Tournament in Niagara Falls

    If you’re a hockey mom like me, you know that winter means that hockey takes over your weekends and even several weeknights but when it means watching your little player score a goal, try their best to learn new skills and make new friends, it’s all worth it! Whether your child plays house league, local […] Read more…