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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Single Motherhood, Uncategorized

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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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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