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But Mommm: Routine

As two working parents, there are a very limited number of weeks per year that we get to spend as a family. Since our oldest started school, March Break has become one of those weeks. It was the same way when I was a kid – my parents would always take March Break off and we’d hit the ski slopes ... Read More »

But Mommm: The Fever

It was pretty hard not to get caught up in Olympic fever. The successes, the challenges, the heartbreak – the Olympics turned out to be an unexpected breeding ground for “teachable” moments with the kids. For me, my favourite conversations were around how athletes support one another. The Olympics showed us a Canadian coach giving a cross country ski to ... Read More »

But Mommm: Inspiration

           I’ve been in a whirlwind of reflection for the last number of days. I spent part of Saturday at a funeral for a man who I never had the privilege to meet and whose wife I have worked with in a volunteer capacity and respect and admire greatly. He was taken far too young and leaves behind his loving ... Read More »

But Mommmm: Solo

I loved nursing. I nursed each of the kids for their first year and for me, it was a wonderful experience and one that I would never change. I loved the closeness, the bonding, the quiet moments and just the overall feeling it gave me.  With that being said, it wasn’t without its frustrations. I was a horrible pumper, the ... Read More »

But Mommm: The Mommy Wars

  I am a working Mom. I leave at 7am and I am home by 5pm. My husband works the same hours (or more when he has to travel). Our kids never sleep in our bed. We have a Nanny. We do not drive the kids to every practice or lesson.   Did you just read any of those things ... Read More »

But Mommm: The Word Yes

                Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair once said that, “The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.” I have to wonder if it’s actually the complete opposite for parenting. Is it possible that the art of parenting is actually saying yes, not saying no? It is very easy to ... Read More »

But Mommm: Screens

Screens are everywhere – between our phones, our actual TV, our work laptops and the iPad, the kids are exposed to them all of the time. It’s not the screens themselves, I guess, but it’s our collective reliance on them that’s starting to bug me. Our five-year-old wanted to practice her writing this weekend and felt she needs the app on ... Read More »

But Mommm: 2014

2014. Wow. For the first time in a decade, I’ve resolved not to make any resolutions. I’m not telling myself I need to lose weight or I need to spend more time with the kids or I need to be a better meal planner. This year I want to just roll with it – and most importantly, I just want ... Read More »

But Mommm: My Letter to Santa

  Dear Santa   I know these letters are generally written to you by the kids of the world but truthfully their asks are easy. Most of the time it’s things you can find in stores if you had to offload the elves in the toy shop. Us Moms, we have different kinds of asks. We have the kinds of ... Read More »

But Mommm: Wishing

  I love Christmas. I love everything about it. I love the lights on houses. I love having a tree in the living room. I love the parties. I love the school Christmas concerts. I love shopping for that ‘perfect’ gift. And, I especially love the excitement on our kids’ faces as their anticipation builds for the big day.   I ... Read More »