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Some days I see the dishes like Rocky mountains piling high. But then… I remember the meals we made, my ability to nourish your little body and the hope of using those dishes again. Some days I feel so out of shape and unhealthy. But then… Your little hands reach out to me and we dance endlessly in the kitchen as I toss you strongly into the air. Some days I feel… Read More

I’m sitting in the sunshine drinking a cup of hot steamy coffee. I’m trying a new flavour of coffee creamer, pumpkin spice. There is laundry piled up high in my basement, dirt on my kitchen floor and dirty dishes in my sink. They call out to me but I ignore them. My handsome husband is at work. The thought of him makes me smile. Knowing he is out there keeps my back… Read More

I learn so much from our children about how to be a great human. Knowing them changes my life on a daily basis. Here is one instance that happened with our daughter. This past June my daughter and I had some conflict. She had taken a nail file and decided to do some home renovations in our bathroom. When I attempted to redirect her she didn’t respond positively to me. Every part… Read More

You

You…my little laugh,  my Happy, and sometimes my sad. My run into my arms reminder that Im a safe place.  You’re the “go away Mommy!” You need your space.  The little mirror that shows me my ways.  A copy cat who repeats every phrase. My eventual forgiveness. A special kind of grace. You see me as beautiful. I can see it in your face. In you, is your father. In you, is me. It’s… Read More

Here are just some of the things I have learned in my short time being a mother. Always have fresh fruit or vegetables prepared in the fridge. Toddlers need a snack, and when they do it is RIGHT NOW! You are not alone. No matter how deeply you feel alone that depth does not make it true. You may say something like “Renee I am a single mother and I just moved… Read More