Copy Cats

Copy Cats: “We usually hear about representation in the work place or in the media, but representation of healthy relationships starts at home where our children are watching, learning and storing for later use.”

Mothers/Martyrs Day

Mothers/Martyr Day invites us to question whether we are celebrating women’s suffering as just what ‘Motherhood’ is.

Returning to work after maternity leave (part 2)

Mommy/work guilt:Similar to the one before, it’s difficult to be ‘present’ anywhere. At work you feel guilty for leaving your child at home. At home, you feel guilty about all the work that you have not completed. Need I say more? Don’t even get me started on work related travel and the emotions/logistics of whether…

Sib-eh-ling cake!

I don’t remember ever not having a sibling. I’m the second of three. I do remember being made to dress the same as my older sister, having to share everything with her, having to go second when picking a treat. She was the constant presence I always had to consider, whether it was because she…

Accolades!!

Many times as a mother, you have to rise to whatever need your child has – nurse, chef, driver, and even sometimes dentist! Until you reach an actual expert, YOU are the expert! Though it’s more like expert in training! lol. It can be nerve wracking! But moms are the suavest extemporizers. It’s in our…

Snap-back, slap-back!

The world and I watched as Kathryn the Duchess of Cambridge emerged from the Lindo wing of St. Mary’s Hospital looking like….you know…she just went to the hospital to pick up the little prince…just another day in her royal life. Whaaaat!?!? Showered, belly smaller, hair done, make up done, everything did! Plus heels!! And this…

Nanny Envy

Babies come with a lot of extras; extra love, extra cuddles, extra blessings, extra giggles,  extra bags to carry in and out of the car, extra poop! They also come with extra people! Yes. People. Well wishers, family, strangers (who want to smile at, and even touch your baby), and so on. But this post…

Mommy guilt

Mommy guilt. It’s patiently lurking around every corner. And it doesn’t miss any opportunity to pounce at you. There are too many opportunities to feel mommy guilt. Lets name a few: You’re pregnant. And you have to talk down your conscience because you’re choosing to have a doughnut instead of a salad just this once….