I sat on the edge of my 5 year old daughter’s bed, tucking her blankets in around her. She asked me for one last butterfly kiss and I happily obliged. (If you aren’t familiar with a butterfly kiss, it’s where you gently put your eye up to their cheek and blink, so your lashes tickle them. It’s my daughter’s favourite bedtime kiss).
We go through the routine. I say “goodnight sweet girl”, she responds with a giggle “goodnight sweet mommy”. She decides which “stuffie” she wants in bed with her, tonight’s lucky winner is “Unicorn Sophie”, who just happens to be one of her top 5 stuffed animals of all time. (This is actually Unicorn Sophie 2.0 because as you can see in the photo, the first one died a tragic death while we were at a friends house, who has a puppy. Puppy + stuffed animals never turns out well).
As I’m leaving the room, I shut off the light – then I hear her excitedly whisper “Only six more sleeps”! (more…)
Is the body-image movement going too far? Are we ALL really as beautiful as the media is telling us we are?
Hi, I’m Jenn. I’m in my early 30′s, I have a loving husband, two kids… and I’m a fatty. Yep, I can say that because it’s my body and I can name it whatever I want. I choose fatty-fat-fat but fatty for short is fine. It kind of has a nice ring to it, no? I don’t have a skewed body image. I don’t need to embrace my “beauty” and learn to love myself the way I am. Because this is not the way I was meant to look. This is not genetics. This is not post-baby body. THIS, (picture me standing in front of you doing the motions up and down the sides of my body) is pure, 100% lazy. (more…)
Ahhh Christmas time. When our hearts are full and our wallets are… empty.
It’s definitely the time of year where our spending goes a little crazy (to say the least). We all want to get all our loved ones that ‘special something’, but that comes at a cost of course.
So in the spirit of giving, a group of fantabulous (it’s a word) bloggers got together and we all chipped in some money so we could give YOU an extra holiday treat! I am thrilled to be included in this giveaway for cold, hard, cash prize! (more…)
My 5 year old daughter’s bedroom has been a work-in-progress ever since we moved in to our house 2 years ago. I wanted to give her a beautiful but functional room. A room I would have wanted as a little girl. Unfortunately, as the youngest in our small 3 bedroom townhome, she is stuck with the smallest bedroom. 8×10 feet, not much to work with for sure, not to mention the limited budget I had to do it. (more…)
There I said it. Yep, I’m about to go all cray-cray on you.
I know all you moms who cherish your precious “Elf on the Shelf” are probably incredibly offended right now. Please take some solace in knowing this post is not directed at you.
This post has nothing to do with you really. You’ve made your decision and really, there’s no turning back. Now you get to spend the next how every many Decembers searching Pinterest and trying to “one-up” your Elf-hijinx from last year. Have fun with that. I’m sure Sparkle Twittle or Snowflake Doodle will bring your family all the joy you need over the holidays. (more…)
My son is only 8. Except I should remove the word “only”. A lot of us parents can relate to feeling like our kids are growing up too fast. Somehow, in all that growing up, we hope to set a good example and teach them all we can before they head off into the world, while maintaining a great solid relationship with them.
A mother-son relationship is a complicated one. From the Oedipus complex to the movie Psycho, we are warned about the possible dangers of creating a “mama’s boy” or simply being “too close”. On the other hand, he’s my baby boy and as only mothers of son’s can understand, that triggers an overly-protective nature in us (similar to men who are over-protective of their daughters). (more…)
Last night was the 2013 AMA’s in Los Angeles. If you didn’t watch, you definitely missed a good show. There was one performance in particular that definitely stood out from the rest and left us with goosebumps and maybe a few chills. Check out the video evidence below…
“Drink You Away” is off Justin Timberlake’s certified platinum album, The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2). While I love the song on the album (ok, I love pretty much the entire album), this live performance left us jaw dropped and wishing we were front row in that audience.
JT took home 3 Trophies: Favorite Male Pop/Rock Artist, Favorite Male Soul/R&B Artist and Favorite Soul/R&B Album for The 20/20 Experience.
Justin Timberlake just oozes talent. He is pretty much the whole package… and after that performance, I think he may have bumped someone off my list of men I can leave my husband for.
Did you catch any of the American Music Awards last night? What was your favourite performance?
xo – J