I Will Not Turn My Heat On…

This post was brought to you by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers via sheblogs. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.       The first week of autumn is here and so is the cooler weather.  Harvest time has come, and the seasons are changing.  Thanksgiving is in just a few weeks and Christmas is already on my … [Read more...]

The Six Month Mark – On Quitting Smoking

It was the best decision I ever made, the day I said goodbye to my best friend.  Ever since I was a teen, they’d always been beside me…everywhere I went, they went.  I has been six months now…but the best six months. Six months ago I quit smoking.  It was the hardest, easy decision of my life, and I am oh – so glad I made it.  My life has changed in so many ways since quitting that I find it hard to compare between now and then. I can run … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday – Surgery (With Linky)

Today my oldest son Ben had tubes put in his ears for the second time.  The first time seemed so much simpler...he was barely two and had no idea what was going to happen.  He was much more aware this time, a bit scared...and aside from a minor reaction to the anestheia he's doing great.  No longer can he use the "But I can't hear you!" Oh, he can hear me now baby!   … [Read more...]

Each Child is Unique – Win $250 from Kinder Canada

I often find myself comparing my two boys to one another...actually, it's more like I compare my youngest boy William to his older brother. It's no secret, William is a hard child to remain sane around.  He's a goer, and he likes...no loves...to push buttons. My mother often corrects me...usually directly after I have made a comparison between my two sons. " They're two completely different kids, Jen. You cannot compare them."  Sure, she's … [Read more...]

Missing School when Kids are Sick

The last few weeks has been rough for my eight year old.  And his school attendance sheet is showing a lot of absences.  Ben has a history of ear infections....a long history.  They began when he was two and have been a constant in our lives for the past six years.  Any illness begins with his ears.  Every cold, every flu, every little tiny bug starts out with an ear infection.  So much so that he now has built up a resistance to his regular … [Read more...]

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