The Gift

I awoke this morning to a gentle kiss on my cheek, and a whispered "I love you" from my hubby. Since I am quite well-known for being a grumpy-bear first thing in the morning before coffee, he quickly follows that up with: "You don't have to get up yet, I just thought you might be... Continue Reading →

Giving Yourself Grace

The art of granting oneself grace, of having some self-compassion, doesn't come naturally to me...I'm more inclined to be hard on myself. (I think that many of us are that way! The old adage of "being your own worst critic" can be pretty accurate) But finally, as 2018 progresses, I can confidently say that I... Continue Reading →

You Feel It…

An unsettling thing happens when you stop self-medicating; that is, when you stop distracting yourself with online shopping, or pouring that glass of wine in the evening, or continue "getting things done" instead of just being still for a few damn minutes...or however it is that you subconsciously attempt to pad the pain that life... Continue Reading →

Not Alone.

As my mom & I had a visit without the little ones on Friday night, the topic came up of how blessed we are to live up here in Northern Manitoba. Not only is it absolutely serene, full of life with it's vast array of cultural activities to enjoy & partake in, full of soul-food... Continue Reading →

The “Shopping Ban”

Anyone who knows me well, or has been following this blog (thank you SO much if that's you!!) will know how dedicated I've been to bettering myself in 2018. When you have a year like 2017,  where you feel as if you've been to hell in a hand-basket & back numerous times...you either end up on... Continue Reading →

Fresh Perspectives…

As I was walking up our front steps tonight with our oldest son, 6 year old Cody, beaming brightly as we returned home from his soccer game...my darling hubby greeted us at the door, with our waving baby girl smiling brightly in his arms, & our darling Evy at his side...and there IT was again: that... Continue Reading →

Vulnerability & Minimalism

I have a confession to make: for the first time since I began my Happiness Project on February 1st, this months resolutions aren't working out so well. That's an understatement, actually...they're a huge flop!! Other than my resolution to continue my shopping ban, (which is very successful!), 2 of the other resolutions I only managed... Continue Reading →

And around & around it goes…

It was a gorgeous, clear, sunshiny morning here in Northern Manitoba. It actually felt....(dare I say it)...summery! (Don't worry, I knocked on the wooden table when I typed that out!) The warmth of the breeze, buds in full bloom on the trees in the forest just beyond our back yard, and coffee on the deck... Continue Reading →

Nothin’ but NET Baby!!!

It's so hard when our babies are sick. Mamas, dads, caregivers, you know what I'm saying... Many 3 year olds have the ability to verbally tell us (or even yell at us!) what's wrong, even with the smallest details such as "want BLUE cup, not green!!!". As annoying as that demanding behavior may seem at... Continue Reading →

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