My first day of jk: from the eyes of an NICU parent

Today was my son’s first day of junior kindergarten. Like many parents, sending your first child to elementary school comes with a variety of emotions: excitement, happiness, joy, and perhaps disbelief over the fact that your baby is now growing up. It is only natural, I would say, for a parent to feel this wayContinue reading “My first day of jk: from the eyes of an NICU parent”

For the love of coffee: A look at Cake and Loaf Bakery

During my last break on Tuesday afternoon, I decided to venture to the Hamilton Farmer’s Market to escape the reality of work. I had the urge to try something sweet today and headed out to Cake and Loaf Bakery. I absolutely love Cake and Loaf! With a wide variety of cookies, pastries and breads, CakeContinue reading “For the love of coffee: A look at Cake and Loaf Bakery”

For the love of coffee: A look at Lola’s Choco Bar and Sweet House

Yesterday after my hair appointment, I decided to end my “me time date” with a little java at this relatively new spot in Burlington’s Village Square: Lola’s Choco Bar and Sweet House. Being a busy mom, “me time” is important. Sometimes, we just need a little reminder that mom’s are people too with our ownContinue reading “For the love of coffee: A look at Lola’s Choco Bar and Sweet House”

For the love of coffee: A look at Red Church Café + Gallery

Yesterday I decided to spend my work break at a nearby coffee shop: Red Church Café + Gallery in downtown Hamilton. I am no stranger to this café, as I came across it a few months ago. At the time, I wanted something different from my regular Keurig brew or Timmies and went on theContinue reading “For the love of coffee: A look at Red Church Café + Gallery”

Life is a balancing act….moms included

Lets face it.  Being a mom is hard.  Working mom, stay-at-home mom, part-time working mom, self-employed mom, its tough, no matter how you “mom” it. I never in my wildest years ever imagined that I would have to literally plan my day to a “t.”  Since I have returned to work in October, my lifeContinue reading “Life is a balancing act….moms included”

Moving in the midst of madness

It is no secret that moving can be the most stressful period of your life. The weeks leading up to our move were filled with chaos, confusion, optimism, tears and lots of red wine. Within six weeks, the last five years of our lives were all packed up in boxes. Moving certainly came with itsContinue reading “Moving in the midst of madness”

An open letter to you, preemie momma

Dear Preemie Momma, As I see you today, you are hurrying out of your car to make your way to the NICU.  Your heart is pounding and your mind is racing today.  You are full of anticipation and joy to spend time with your baby, who, like many babies there, came into this world farContinue reading “An open letter to you, preemie momma”

The ups and downs of bed rest

As a result of complications at 28 weeks 4 days into my pregnancy, I was admitted to hospital due to a short cervix.  The following a week I was discharged on bed rest.  What that entails is no prolonged walking, moving, working, lifting, cooking or cleaning.  Literally, rest! Although some may perceive this as an extra vacation, itContinue reading “The ups and downs of bed rest”

A pregnancy after a preemie

Like any married couple, my husband and I always wanted to start a family.   We always dreamed of having a large family and wanted four kids.  Our dreams came true when we found out that we were becoming parents in late February 2014. The baby’s due date was October 17th, 2014.  As you could imagine, myContinue reading “A pregnancy after a preemie”