Take care of yourself

Take care of yourself, then you can take care of others. In an airplane, if the masks fall, you have to wear your own mask before helping your child. In the same thing in life, if you are emotionally or physically exhausted, you will not be able to take care of anyone. Living in a messy... Continue Reading →

Expressing gratitude

Expressing gratitude is one of the most important things you can do. When you show gratitude, not only do you influence the world's vibe in a positive way, but you show people how much they mean to you. I've been very sick lately and I must take this opportunity to show my gratefulness to my... Continue Reading →

Happy Mother’s Day

May 12th is Happy Mother's Day. Since I am part Mi'kmaq, I decided to share a bit of knowledge. Happy Mother's Day in Mi'kmaq is Wli-kiju' na'kwekm, pronounced Wooly guy-jew naa-gweck-um. This past year has been more challenging as a parent than it had been any time before. Parenting a child with a mental illness... Continue Reading →

I did everything right

The third miscarriage made me furious. I had ate meat, so it wasn't being vegetarian that was the problem. I had followed every rule in the book. I did everything right and I still lost my child. I was robbed of fully enjoying a pregnancy early on. I was plagued with doubts and fears that... Continue Reading →

The problem was me

My second miscarriage broke my heart. It destroyed my hopes and made me feel like I was defective. I couldn't blame the pill anymore. I didn't get pregnant on the pill this time. The problem was me. There's a lot of shame and internal struggle with that. I gave 'birth' to a 4-month-old 'baby' on... Continue Reading →

Miscarriage came has such a shock

The first miscarriage (yes, I had more than one natural miscarriages) came has such a shock. I was certain that such things were extremely rare, that once you were pregnant, you were automatically going to be a mother. It was utterly devastating. I wouldn't wish this experience on anyone, yet it happens to so many... Continue Reading →

I need to take time to rest

The past few weeks, I've been struggling with exhaustion. I constantly need to sleep. I feel such disappointment in myself when I need to take time to rest. I feel like I am failing as a mother and as a partner. There is so much to be done in the house. So much time that... Continue Reading →

Bring imagination to life

Books help to bring imagination to life. April 2nd is International Children's Book Day. In today’s fast-paced world, no matter what our age is, we tend to turn to our phones for entertainment or comfort. We scroll through news feeds and videos that can contribute to our stress and anxiety rather than helping it. Instead,... Continue Reading →

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