Lost stuff

Ever wonder how much time we waste looking for lost or misplaced stuff? I bet it’s a lot of time. And I’m just talking about my own stuff, not even the rest of the family…

Just today, like every day, I misplaced my reading glasses countless times. Continue Reading

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Actions and consequences

There are consequences for actions. We all need reminders of this, now more than ever.

I have trouble with this sometimes. Trouble with my own actions and their consequences. I’m trying hard to be clear, up front,  straight forward instead or RE-acting, lashing out. It’s not easy, and at no other time in my life have I experienced more doubt, more anxiety or had more questions about just this topic than during the journey of parenting.

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I want to write about:

  • The ultra-religious Muslims, their face/body coverings, the new rules/laws in Quebec, their dress ‘code’…but I don’t.
  • The plastic bags I request from the grocery store, when I know I shouldn’t, but do anyway. But I don’t.
  • The school system and how it’s failing my kids, but I don’t.
  • The political system here in this country and how it pisses me off. But I don’t.
  • Anxiety and how it affects my kids. But I don’t.
  • The #MeToo movement. But I don’t.
  • I have much to write about. I don’t.

What is holding me back?

#NaBloPoMo #AmWriting

 

 

Thankful

We all need to take a moment every once in a while to consider just how thankful we could (and should) be. Everyone is super busy and the little, important things get overlooked, buried in the hectic-ness of life.

I also had a revelation recently. Quite by accident, I found out who Honest Toddler’s mom is. And…she’s American (I knew this) who is living in Canada! Did you know this? I did not know this. And she came out of anonymity!

Such a joy to read her tweets. Both before and now!

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Drowning in minutiae

Preamble: As a SAHM with two kids in rep sports, my working life is sporadic at best. It is currently non-existent which is no one’s fault but my own. I focus on blogging or writing for the habit and pleasure of it, enter contests to challenge myself, and sometimes submit to or accept contract positions to edit work or write articles. I spend most of my time at home trying to keep the family unit running and healthy. It never occurred to me back in the day when I had infants and toddlers that life could get this hectic with school-aged kids, who are also active in sports. This is the reason for the tone of this post…a post I wrote in order to adhere to my commitment to keep writing during NaBloPoMo.

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I read a lot of blogs. Social media, too. And news. Twitter.

I follow carefully, only entities or people who inform or entertain eloquently or thought-provokingly,  and show potential for engagement with likes and especially comments. Engagement is a lifeline when in the trenches of parenthood.

Here’s the thing: all this reading should inspire me to write more. Or write better.

In actual fact, it does. My drafts inside my WordPress profile, or in various other places, are full of ideas. Unrefined and incomplete ideas, that is.

Drivel, mostly. But that drivel is still words I wrote… Continue Reading