Archive of ‘Parenting’ category

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…

Why I Support the Free HPV Vaccination for Boys

When Ty and Jayden came home with MY name written on their stickers for the Terry Fox Run, it hit me again that I had cancer this year and that I’m now a thyroid cancer survivor. Having also had “pre-cancer” warnings after pap tests and colonoscopies, I’m really nervous about the future of my own […] Read more…

The Tough Decision to Leave Rep Hockey

I love being a hockey mom, but last year was our first year in competitive rep hockey and it was also our last. We met some wonderful friends but we also saw the political side of hockey. We saw Jayden challenged to try his best, but we also saw our son’s spirit and love of hockey […] Read more…

10 Fun Ways to Celebrate the End of Hockey Season

Hockey Moms, you’ve made it! The season is ending, and it’s nearly time for the kids’ last game, celebration, banquet and “tournament.” Pint-sized players and parents want to find some easy ideas to celebrate a great season Being a hockey mom is awesome!  Far better than I even imagined but not without stress and lots […] Read more…

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