Modern Motherhood & Mommy Shaming

As moms in this ever-changing, always connected world we have an experience unique from our parents and grandparents. We live in a society that, while not yet perfect, has far more gender equality than generations before us. This means that women are doing more than ever. We are balancing careers, furthering education, volunteering, pursuing hobbies,…

A Letter For My Daughter On Life Lessons

I find that being a parent is, by far, the most challenging job I have ever had. There are many days when I am acutely aware of my shortcomings both as a mother and as a human. I am often short-tempered, frequently too busy, too controlling, and far too anxious. I worry that my child, whom…

5 Ways Motherhood Has Changed Me

From the moment you get pregnant…scratch that – from the moment you get married it seems as though all people ever want to tell you is how different life is going to be once children come along. Some of us even hear it long before that point depending on what kind of family and friends…

A Rare Emotional Moment

I am, more often than not, brash, vulgar, and mildly offensive. My observations on life walk the fine line between hilarious and appalling. I believe that overt emotion belongs to teenagers and passionate lovers, while the rest of us should just tuck that shit away for alone time. I am who I am, and I make…

A Day In The Life

My alarm is blaring, signalling that it’s time for me to wake up, despite the feeling that I just fell asleep. 4:45 am – waking up this early is inhuman. I aggressively rub sleep from my eyes and fight to drag myself from the warmth of my bed. I quietly exit the bedroom and make…

Mombie

In case you were wondering, I am having the kind of day where I am sitting at work, half-dead, and my office phone rings, as it so often does. My response was to sit here and stare at it horror as if it was some disease ridden mutant fresh off the set of The Walking…