Are we the loneliest generation of mums?

  As I read through the headline splashed across some of the newspapers this week – “A shocking 92 percent of mums feel lonely” –I can’t help but feel the need to say, “well duh!” I guess I just find it hard to believe that with all the websites, blog posts, vloggers, Instagram dailies etc….

My Grandma: Lessons of a Mom and Legend

My last remaining grandparent is my grandma, Betty Patton. She’s still a young pup. She’s only 85. I say only because these days, 80 is the new 65 and she’s living proof.  She travels, she’s part of a few social clubs, and she’s always on the go. She owns a beautiful apartment with a patio…

It’s Been a Long, Tough Summer

Hello…it’s been a while. I’ve been busy. I gave birth to twin girls over a month ago. They were born at 30 weeks plus 6 days. The doctors won’t allow me to round up to 31 weeks as apparently that one day makes a huge difference. I’ve written this entry a hundred times and each…

My Life in Cute Yoga Pants – The Not-So Yummy Mummy 

My son is now almost 14 months old. After my first year of being a mother I can say that almost every aspect of my life has changed. Most of it is for the better…except one part. When I had visions of myself as a mum (long before I was even pregnant) I always thought…

Flying with a Baby: Tips from a mum who’s been there.

Many people love to travel but if you’re a new mum, the prospect of taking a baby on a plane (especially a long-haul flight) can be terrifying. Being a Canadian living in the UK, I have to travel frequently to see my family back home. My little guy was just 3.5 months old when he…

Getting your body back….or not…post pregnancy.

This isn’t a post about my triumphant return to pre-pregnancy form. This is a real-life version of how much it hurts and how much time it takes an average gal (I consider myself an average body size) to get back into her ‘pre-pregnancy’ jeans. It takes months. Seriously…months. Now I’m not writing this to discourage…