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My Postpartum Struggle

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?

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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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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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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 on stickers. She had a great time. On Sunday, we woke up and K did her egg…

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Pressure Cooker, Recipes

Instant Pot Love

In my quest to find ways to make dinner as quickly as possible I came across the Instant Pot. 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 cooking with a stove. If you haven’t heard of it already, it’s an electric pressure cooker. You still have to factor in time prepping and time releasing the steam but the actual…

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Single Motherhood

My Single Mom Story

It was terrifying. Even at 31 I wasn’t sure I could do it on my own. I didn’t exactly “have it together” to begin with and there I was, pregnant with the prospect of raising a child without any support from the father. I had to acquire all my baby things second-hand with what little money I had. I had a healthy pregnancy and a quick labour and delivery which resulted in the most beautiful…

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