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But Mommm: Zone Defense

by guest blogger Deanna Cogdon Miller My roommate from university recently announced that she is expecting her third child and messaged me to ask if I had any advice. I would by no means consider myself an expert – after all, I'm only ten weeks into the role of 'mother of three' – but with that being said, a few ... Read More »

But Mommm: The Mom Uniform

by guest blogger Katherine VanBuskirk I was reading one of my favourite blogs the other day and the writer talked about her “Mom Uniform”. It was a passing reference to a couple of staple pieces of clothing that all Moms seem to wear. And wouldn’t you know it, I own and love and wear both. If I’m being honest, my ... Read More »

But Mommm: Memory Lane

by guest blogger Deanna Cogdon Miller (her photos by local photographer Kerianne Brown) Last week as I sat holding my eight week old while he slept, I noticed him making sucking motions with his mouth in his sleep. As I watched and listened to him, memories of his two sisters doing the same thing as they slept in my arms ... Read More »

But Mommm: The Sick Touch

by guest blogger Katherine VanBuskirk A favourite book at our house is Diary of a Wimpy Kid. In it, a piece of cheese lies on the asphalt in the middle of a playground. It sits and festers, refusing to decompose. In typical middle school fashion, any kid that let’s their curiosity get the better of them and stoops to touch ... Read More »

But Mommm: A Simple Thank You

by guest blogger Deanna Cogdon Miller If you’re anything like me, when you see your child’s daycare or school number pop up on your caller ID, you get a little lump in your throat. Two weeks ago, our daycare number popped up late on a Friday morning and I recognized the voice of our oldest daughter’s teacher. My first instinct ... Read More »

But Mommm: I’ve Got This

by guest blogger Katherine VanBuskirk  I’ve got this. Sometimes it’s easy to think that I’ve got this thing. You know? The parenting thing. I’ve done it now for seven years. I know about ear infections and rashes. I don’t darken my GP’s door unless it’s valid. I negotiate bedtimes and treats. I settle arguments and ration snacks to ensure peace. ... Read More »

But Mommm: The Princess Dilemma

by guest blogger Deanna Cogdon Miller Leaving our doctor’s office a few weeks ago, my four year old daughter said to me, “Mom, I don’t think our doctor is really a doctor. I think she’s a princess pretending to be a doctor so that she can find her prince.” Her comment struck a chord with me. Our doctor works with ... Read More »

But Mommm: Career or Cookies?

by guest blogger Deanna Cogdon Miller Butterfly. Pop. It’s 9:45 at night and I’m standing in the kitchen making a few dozen cookies for my daughter’s class to decorate at daycare tomorrow. I’m acutely aware of the time and the fact that I’m meeting with one of our senior executives at work first thing in the morning and have not ... Read More »

But Mommm: My Clementine

Growing up as the baby of 5 kids, the lead up to the holidays was filled with the hustle and bustle of school concerts, recitals, family parties and of course lots of cooking and baking!!  To this day I don’t know if my mother ever caught on to how many date logs I ate along the assembly line of rolling ... Read More »