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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
15 ways to add happiness to your day
I am a happy person by nature. I feel lucky that I am able to see the good in most people and most situations and I think that really contributes to the sense of happiness that I experience daily. Having said that, life isn’t all-good, all-the-time.  We all have our... Read more
Madeleine, lost & found

Madeleine, lost & found

Life August 16, 2015 19

Yesterday, I experienced the scariest 5 minutes as a parent to date.  I thought I would be able to get this out in writing last night, but it has taken me until now to be able to recover from the panic I felt and the sheer terror that was... Read more
Homemade Essential Oils Scented Playdough
I am not very ‘crafty’.  I envy the moms that, at the drop of a hat, can come up with some cool art/craft idea for their kids to work on or play with, but it’s just not me.  I do, however, make homemade playdough.  Every so often. For some... Read more