Posts Tagged ‘school’

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…

I’ve Learned A Lot Since My Son Was Diagnosed with ADHD

Today was a good day.  Since Jayden’s diagnosis of ADHD, I’ve learned a lot. Not only about him and how we can understand, appreciate and speak to him better, but about the world around us and how somethings will continue to be a struggle for our son until we find some great strategies that work. Everyday can […] Read more…

Mixed Feelings About Going Back to School

It’s back to school season and this time of year is met with mixed reviews in our house. Part of me is excited to get back to less time doing drop off and pick ups from camps and getting back to a regular routine. But part of me is also nervous about what this upcoming year will […] Read more…

Making the Perfect Gift for a Special Teacher

Is anyone else like me and struggling to find a unique and thoughtful gift for a teacher who has made a difference in your child’s life? I’ve thought of just about every kind of gift card, walked the aisles of HomeSense and thought of making a donation but they just don’t seem right for Jayden’s teacher. […] Read more…

This Week’s Sex Question from my Tween Son

I’m really fortunate to have a very special and close relationship with my tween son, Ty. At 11 years old, he and I are totally similar in some of the best ways and even some of the ways I wish I could shield him from (my ability to worry all the time). Our late night […] Read more…

Saying ‘thank you’ for a great year at school

Giving back is one of my favourite things about being a mom- it’s an opportunity to teach my boys creative ways to show your appreciation for others. SickKids Foundation has always been the place for me to find creative gifts for all holidays.  This year, I chose to honour Jayden’s sweet teacher with a donation of […] Read more…