My New York City Adventure

I took a weekend trip to New York with my niece (May 18 to 21). It was my first time in NYC and my niece’s third. K spent the weekend with her father. I booked the flight online with Porter Airlines and the hotel with We flew to Newark from Billy Bishop in Toronto on Friday evening. The flight was late leaving, so we landed closer to 10 pm and took the train to…

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My Postpartum Struggle

Woman with face in her hands

We’ve all heard of postpartum depression but have you heard of postpartum anxiety? Well, until my daughter turned two, I hadn’t. I had post-partum anxiety, and I didn’t know it. It started when I was pregnant. I worried about horrible things happening to my baby. What if somebody kidnaps her? Hurts her? It’s my job to protect her so I couldn’t live with myself if I didn’t do that. When my daughter was born, those…

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3 Things You Don’t Know About Me

You know nothing about me, other than the fact that I’m a single mom of a 3-year-old from Toronto. So, I thought I’d share a little bit about myself with you.   I love crafting and making art. I’m not very good at it, but I plan to work on that! I am passionate about making things, but I haven’t made much since before I was pregnant so I’m out of practice and want to…

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Single Motherhood

Parenting and Sacrifice

K was sick on-and-off last week. I had to take the Wednesday off work to stay home with her, then on Sunday, she was sick again. Monday she was better but still too ill to go to daycare but my mother was able to stay home with her. Then on Tuesday, she had a high fever so I had to take another day off work to stay home with her again. This all had me…

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Spring, Are You There?


I’d be lying if I said it’s my favourite season (shout out to fall), but I love spring. I enjoy seeing the leaves of new plants pushing up through the soil, listening to the birds in the trees sing and walking down the street with a “spring” in my step. I especially enjoy spring since having K. I couldn’t wait for her first winter to end. We had lots of snow (fun with a stroller)…

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Musings, Single Motherhood

Living in the Moment

I look at K sometimes and I wonder how I got so lucky. I try to remind myself as often as possible that she’ll never be this little again. I only get one chance. One chance to do it right. To enjoy her. So often I feel like I haven’t been present enough for her. I wonder what I ever did to deserve her. This little girl is so intelligent, sweet, generous, spirited, fun and…

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Activities, Single Motherhood

Windy Day Activity

K wasn’t feeling well last Wednesday, so I stayed home with her for the day. It was a great day to stay home because there were wind gusts of up to 90 km/hour out there, so I was happy we didn’t have to brave those winds. K laid around most of the day watching those horrible YouTube videos, but she did ask to make play dough at one point, and I obliged. I found a…

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Single Motherhood, Uncategorized

Easter Weekend Fun!

I love making memories with K doing things like this. I decided to dye eggs with her this year because I knew she’d enjoy it. So of course, I forgot to boil the eggs on Thursday night, so she had to be patient while I did that. Then she dyed them, coloured on them with chalk and put stickers on them. She had a great time. On Sunday, we woke up, and K did her…

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Pressure Cooker, Recipes

Instant Pot Love

Instant Pot pressure cooker

Disclosure: Some links below are affiliate links, which means, if you click through and make a purchase, at no extra cost to you, I will earn a commission. In my quest to find ways to make dinner as quickly as possible I came across the Instant Pot (Canadian friends, click this link). Instant? I said. How could it be? Well, I can’t say that it cooks instantly, but it can be quite a bit faster than…

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