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Pet Adoption Themed Birthday Party


Pet Adoption Themed Birthday Party


Saturday, June 27, 2020 - I tend to be that Mom that throws herself into the planning of a kid's birthday party. My daughter Delilah is a total animal lover and wanted to have an animal themed birthday party for the BIG 8th! We tossed around some ideas and did some online research (that simply means I wasted a ton of time on Pinterest!) and settled on the "Animal Adoption Theme"...and we totally ran with it. And when I say ran with it, everything I did is doable and affordable! All it took some trips to the Dollar Store, some online shopping, a favour from a vinyl making friend and a few crafty nights in front of the TV! I had the idea of every child being able to "Adopt a Pet" at the party. I also wanted them each to be able to bring their new pets ...


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I Am 1 in 1,000. I Am Strong


I Am 1 in 1,000. I Am Strong


Friday, February 21, 2020 - I am writing this from the Florida sunshine, enjoying some rest, relaxation and fun in the sun with my girls, at my Mom's place in Clearwater. It was not a planned vacation, I  just booked it on a whim after our miscarriage and my first D&C. I deserved a little getaway and goodness, we just lost a baby and fuck, life is short. (To those reading this: You probably deserve a vacation as well! Take one!) If you are reading this, you have likely already read my past two blogs about us losing our baby and how we were coping with this sad loss. I have mentioned  in the previous blogs that there were some frightening pathology results that came back from my initial D&C. A friend had told me that she went back to work the day after ...


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Post Miscarriage--What Happens Next?


Post Miscarriage--What Happens Next?


Friday, February 14, 2020 - I bought this beautiful antique cradle when I was pregnant with my first child. When I saw it in the thrift shop, with the $60 dollar price tag on it, I bought it without a second thought. I didn't even think of how I would get it home in my tiny little Pontiac Sunfire. The store owner and I managed to squeeze it into the backseat, but it was quite the spectacle! The cradle was in beautiful shape for being as old as it was and I envisioned my future baby sleeping soundly in it like a little angel. I had some new custom made bumpers and a little blanket made to match. My two girls both used this cradle from the time they came home from the hospital and slept in it beside my bed for a couple months, until they outgrew it. Over the years it has become ...


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My Favourite What If


My Favourite What If


Friday, February 7, 2020 - Right now I should be counting the weeks in pieces of fruit and comparing the size of my growing baby to a plum or an avocado or a papaya. Instead my weeks are measured by my weekly blood draws to test my HCG levels and hoping for a decline in my numbers. And my baby is not there anymore. My thoughts are not consumed by the baby supplies we need to buy or the theme to decorate the nursery in. The fun photo idea I had for our family to announce the pregnancy is now just that...an idea. My thoughts are missing this baby I will never get to hold and the scary threat that this pregnancy could actually give me cancer. I was so excited to see those little pink lines. I had thought I was done having babies, but then I found myself in an amazing relationship ...


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The Out The Door Morning Struggle Is Real


The Out The Door Morning Struggle Is Real


Monday, October 7, 2019 - My daughters bring a lot of joy into my life as a Mom. They love me unconditionally and make me laugh and are generally growing up to be sweet and kind little ladies. There are moments when they absolutely suck the joy out of parenting and those moments are almost consistently centered around getting them out of the house for school. The process should be simple. The school provides a "Breakfast Club" so I don't even have to make breakfast for the little angels. All they need to do is wake up, get dressed, brush their teeth and hair and retrieve the lunch that I made with so much love from my "yet to have my coffee" hands and gather their backpacks and walk out the door.   The process becomes anything but simple and my ...


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They Survived (And THRIVED) at Summer Camp!


They Survived (And THRIVED) at Summer Camp!


Monday, August 19, 2019 - I just picked my kids up a few days ago from the summer camp busses. My house was quiet and clean for three glorious weeks. I came and went as I pleased, watched what I wanted on TV, tackled a little to-do list and emptied more than a couple bottles of wine. When people asked where my kids were and I replied that they were at summer camp for three weeks, I got a mix of reactions, ranging from people who couldn't believe I could be without my kids for three whole weeks and people who thought it was amazing that they could be away from home for that long! Camp Walden at Sunset Let me start with why I love sending my girls to summer camp. I went to camp a few times as a kid and I loved it. When I became Mama to two outgoing little girls, ...


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Delilah Says I'm A Great Catch!


Delilah Says I'm A Great Catch!


Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - You will get to know more about me as this blog grows. I plan to be honest and transparent and it may sometimes be painful to write (or for you to read!) but it will also be fun to share these memories and you will smile and laugh as I share my life. It has been eight months since my husband and I separated. The separation maybe should have happened years ago.  However, officially it has been eight months and I recently started dating again.  I'm not entirely sure what I am looking for, but I suppose that's the beauty of it because I don't have to know what I am looking for. I can just have fun on my journey and well, you find out pretty quickly what you are NOT looking for, so eventually I will be able to make a bit of a list ...


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Brooke
Writing an "About Me" is not easy. How do I pick and choose the pieces of my life that molded me into the person I am or deem the milestones and memories as important enough to tell you about in this little "About Me"...Well, I often joke that I have Read more about me...


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