Follow the Energy

Follow the Energy

It’s been nearly 6 years since we became a family. Check out the enthusiasm below. ***MY FIRST ABOUT PAGE*** At 33, I’m a new mum and it has provided the most fun with food I have ever had. Coming from a family of two girls I’ve always wanted two little girls of my own. In … Continue reading

School Lunch: A One Minute Play

School Lunch: A One Minute Play

Mummy I’ve got fruit snack, peaches… You don’t have to tell me whats in your lunch. You can handle it. You interrupted me, you don’t even know what I was going to say. Sorry, what were you going to say? Never mind. No really, I apologize, what is it? You told me I was being … Continue reading

How much Mothering can you take?

How much Mothering can you take?

7:45am Momma just laid down something. Round One. Kids who make their own lunches are still going to hear from me if they think two cups of ginger snaps is a lunch ‘snack’. Just because you have six slices of cucumber too I’m supposed to just leave it alone? You have a cold. (No I … Continue reading

RIPE – the end of summer

RIPE – the end of summer

All summer long we’ve been flitting from one activity to another. Not over-scheduled or responsible for anything beyond our small world. We’ve been bored, free and had a good dose of spontaneity. We did all the things. Yesterday after dinner I asked the children to write on the white board their ‘plan for tomorrow’.  I asked … Continue reading

Questions About Mummy in Heaven, Answered.

Questions About Mummy in Heaven, Answered.

I thought I would feel lighter. Instead I feel as though I am cradling the delicate emotions of our girls in raw hands. Not heavy, not light. Complex truth. Mother’s Day morning (a strange yet appropriate coincidence) we gathered quietly first thing in the morning in the living room. I lit candles as our family trickled … Continue reading

Maternal Weight

Maternal Weight

My Oma passed away peacefully in her sleep a few days ago on April 1st. I noticed above all that it was a beautiful day. I’ve already packed away the less-than-ideal moments like how the nursing home gave me a rehearsed and standard answer when I asked if she died peacfully. Or like how her … Continue reading

My Unofficial Mother’s Day

My Unofficial Mother’s Day

Five years ago, on March 26th, 2010, I became a capital M Momma. Cindy MacKenzie died that day, leaving me a huge gift. Two beautiful souls in need of another mum. It wasn’t even a decision for me. I just knew that was my path. You may know our story already. I won’t recap it … Continue reading

Grace Under Fire

I’m looking for more patience with my family. What would it take? Remember that show from the 90’s, Grace Under Fire? The phrase came to me in the shower this morning as I was carefully avoiding interacting with anyone. I haven’t trusted myself to even speak, never mind with eye contact, in the last few days. … Continue reading

Talking It Out with Mini Me

Talking It Out with Mini Me

Reading your parents blog where they work through the complexities of your burgeoning, adolescent, lawyer-like [read: limited-in-experience-and-manipulative] way of viewing the world will be, I hope, also complex. I bet you’ll struggle with how you’ll do this parenting thing differently. I bet you’ll question your motives and review your young manipulations. Then I hope you forgive yourself. And … Continue reading