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Day date with my girls on Robson St.
There’s nothing that means more to me than dedicated, stress-free time with my kids.  If you’re thinking ‘how nice it must be’ that I get that opportunity, I can ease your mind and tell you that it doesn’t happen nearly as often as it probably should.  As the girls get... Read more
How to wear white pants this summer
It’s HERE! It’s the first day of summer and the weather reflects this change in seasons.  The sun is finally shining and it is expected to stick around! You know what that means, right? It’s time to break out those summer wardrobes.  Officially! Summer wardrobes for me revolve around... Read more
The Name Game

The Name Game

Life May 19, 2017 4

There is a recurring question that I’m being asked almost daily now.  I’m not sure if it naturally happens around the 1-year mark after separation (or what!) but it has become much more obvious to me recently.  Friends, family and strangers alike all seem to want to know: Will... Read more
Alone

Alone

Life February 8, 2017 10

I can’t figure out for the life of me if I have ALWAYS been this way, now that I think about it.  All I know is that since my separation, being alone feels very… ALONE. I’ve been wanting to write about this for a while now, but have been... Read more
“Something” is better than “Nothing”
The other day, I dropped Portia off at karate and had 40 minutes to either A) sit and ‘watch her’ (a.k.a aimlessly peruse Instagram on my phone) or B) run upstairs to the gym and squeeze in a really quick workout.  From the time I got on the treadmill... Read more
I’m a Blogger. What exactly do I DO?
I have been a blogger for over 4 and a half years now and it has been quite the ride. NorthShoreMama.ca started as nothing more than a calendar that parents on the North Shore could access to see what they could do with their kids on any given day.  A... Read more
The things I took for granted
I haven’t written a personal post in a while.  In fact, I haven’t written a personal post since I wrote THIS ONE,  sharing the news about my separation.  It’s been an interesting few months… There are a million thoughts and emotions I think about sharing, on the daily, but... Read more
On separation…

On separation…

Life June 11, 2016 32

I’ve been writing this post in my head for a while now.  Weeks, at least.  I have written and written and erased and erased.  Writing it out makes it seem so real.  Too tangible.  But it is real, and I’m just now ready to share. Brian and I have separated.  After... Read more
For the very first time (in 8 years)
I did something this evening that I have thought about doing for a very long time (8 years long!) and have been too afraid/lazy to actually do. Up until 8 years ago, I used to run.  As in, go out for a jog.  One of those days, all those... Read more
That’s it! No more TV for the kids!
This is something I have been grappling with for a while now.  I have known that it was a move I wanted to make but, for some reason, I just took a while to make it.  I finally took action 10 days ago and hope to never look back.  My kids... Read more