I would have posted me doing the happy dance on my social media last week when Ontario announced the kids were going back to school on February 16, but I was too busy.
Too busy being a mom of four, running a business, volunteering, writing a book and launching another season of podcasts. Doing none of them very well, I might add.
I may be 40-something, and married with kids, but I still love my rom-coms like I love chocolate, and the holiday flicks the most. In fact, I wrote my first novel to the tune of the holidays, watching my favourite rom-coms and crying into my Kleenex boxes. So, I’m so excited to share my favourite holiday rom-coms with you here. Put on your coziest PJs, grab some Christmas cookies and a blanket and don’t forget that Kleenex box—for the happy tears!
These days, it’s hard to tell between fact and fiction. Halloween is just days away and yet it can feel like the zombie apocalypse is already here.
Needless to say the first day of school was not how I pictured it…
This September is my last first day of Junior Kindergarten. My four-year-old daughter, my baby, is ready to go to school. For the first time in over a decade, I will come home to an empty house.
When I was little, the big kids ruled the block. Babysitting. Paper routes. Girl Guide cookies.
My twins hate learning to play piano.
It kills me to do so, but I’m on the verge of letting them off the hook.
I don’t know about you, but my email, WhatsApp, Voxer, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Messenger inboxes are full of messages about what us parents can be doing during this extended Covid-19-related school break.
I am sitting in an airport lounge. Without my kids. It’s cold and flu season. One of the twins might be suffering from appendicitis (or a bad pizza). Schools are on strike. And as I write this, my daughter will be waking up and coming to my bed to discover I’m not there, for the first time in her life. I can’t imagine the scene that will follow.