Surviving the Weeks

So this parenting gig is tough. like WOW! Don't get me wrong, I love it and it is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I love my girls and my family more then anything in the world and would not want life to be any other way but it's not always easy. One thing that makes it harder for me is that I am a lone wolf a lot and doing it alone most of the time. My husband works shift work out of town. I love our life, we make the distance work but sometimes it's a struggle. I work full time and am on my own for parenting for 3/4 of the month. Some month's schedules are better, some months are worse. Either way it is our life and we are happy but it can be tough sometimes. I think most pare

A New Year of Possibilities

It’s my BIRTHDAY!!!! Birthdays are a big deal in my house. I love them, mine and everyone else’s. But last year when I turned 35, I was less then enthusiastic. At the time I thought it was just because I was getting older and feeling older but now I realize that it wasnt about getting older, it was about not having any goals or drive for 35. (the rhyme was a happy accident, haha!) I started last year off with no real idea of what I wanted 35 to look like or what I wanted to accomplish. I’m not saying you have to go into each year with specific goals, I’m just saying that I need to go into my years with goals. I strive off of that and feel better as a whole. Every year I ask my husband if he

Be You

Story time..... After I graduated from Univeristy, I got my first job in Calgary, AB. I was so excited to be moving to a big city but was also nervous. My mom drove me out there to get settled and ready. It felt like the real chapter of being an adult! Having a career and moving to a big city on my own. As we were driving down there we took turns driving. Whoever was driving got to choose what we were listening to. When my mom took over, she wanted to listen to a motivational cd. Being an adult now and so mature, I agreed that was a great choice. The lesson from one of the speakers was that you can make yourself be what you want to be. I then got the brilliant idea that now that I am a “rea

Have a Little Faith

Some of the best advice I ever got was from my mom. A few years ago, I was struggling with life. My husband had lost his job to the oil shutdowns and being a new mom with a new house, there was lots of extra stress. I wasn’t handling all the stress well as things weren’t going as I planned. I had a plan! I wrote it out so it was supposed to happen. I don’t have a Type A personality, you do! Okay maybe I do. Anyways, things were tough and I wasn’t sure how we were going to make it all work. I was talking to my mom about how I was feeling and she told me that sometimes all you can do is have a little faith. Whether that is in God or the universe, have faith that everything will be okay and

Break It Down

I love this post from a mom last year. It reminds that kids have so much to share with us and are so very entertaining! I love the positivity of kids! It is one of the reasons I love my job. I get to sit and chat with kids all day! They are always very honest and for the most part happy. It is one of my favorite things about my little G too. I don’t always want to hear what my sassy 4 year old wants to say (I have been called “Thumbs down” several times in the last week. In my defense its usually about me not letting her eat a freezie for breakfast.) but she is one funny and dream big kind of kiddo. The ideas that come from her and the way she views things, is wonderful. This quote reminds m

Best Self Right Now

What does it mean to be your best self? Does it mean that I workout 4 times a week, eat healthy, make perfect meals for my kids, to smile and be happy all day? Looking back at old blogs I've written, I saw that what I was going through and what was going on in my life was always changing. Some times were better then others, some times were tougher then others. But it made me realize that my best self is an always changing definition. A year ago, I wrote (and swore a little) about struggling with being home with two kids, having a husband/father working out of town and working full time myself. I was having a hard time figuring out how to make it all better and how to still be my best self. I

The Open Minded Back Pack

I have always thought of myself as a very open minded individual but this weekend I realized that it is something that I have to continue to work on and remind myself about. This weekend I took Georgia shopping for a new backpack. She picked out this great backpack with lightning bolts and stars, it was red, yellow, black and blue. Right beside that backpack was the exact same backpack but it was pink with hearts on it. I asked Georgia twice if she was sure this is the backpack she wanted… “Georgia are you sure you want this backpack because it’s…” and then I stopped myself, I was about to tell her it was a boy’s backpack. And in that second that I stopped she looked up at me and said “yup,

Three Little Words

Last month, I read 3 little words that helped me more than I would have ever known. So stay with me on this one, I will get back to the three little words but I want to give a little background information first. I was diagnosed with Depression and Anxiety when I was 16 and this diagnosis has never left me. I am pretty open about this part in my life but something I don’t often talk about is my ongoing battle with the “little happy pill”. Due to my depression, I take medication every day. It took me a long time to be completely okay with having to take medication but I have made peace with that part of my life. As it is just a small part of my life not a definition of my life. And ever since

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