Totally being melodramatic right now and blasting ‘I Fall Apart’ by Posty because, my friends… that is exactly what happened today. I will make it crystal clear that I broke my one and only cardinal rule of what-not-to-dos and allowed them screen time first thing in the morning because I simply just didn’t want to. … Continue reading Routine. Or something not-at-all like that.
High five, folks. We just survived the scariest March Break of our entire life! (well, I hope anyway.) I see y’all working hard to keep those kiddos busy, active and meticulously following the social distancing guidelines. Aside from those who are hanging at the park with your friends… you’re real jerks. Is anyone else anticipating … Continue reading March Break 2.0
Eat. Sleep. Rave. Repeat. Eat. Sleep. Rave. Repeat. When I say eat, I obviously mean eat everything and anything you possibly can out of the pantry because someone always needs a snack within 10 minutes of finishing their balanced meal. Sleep? Not sure that totally exists. Rave- fill that coffee cup. one. more. time. Repeat. … Continue reading Surviving a Pandemic with a Bajillion Kids.
Hi, it’s me. I’m not sure you really remember me, as it’s been a number of years but as a bit of a refresh- I’m the woman you left to raise 5 kids alone. And you know what? I’m doing okay, and so are the kids. They’re playing hockey, competitively dancing, eager students and…. wait, … Continue reading An Open Letter to You.
[meh-ta-noy-ah] * Greek (n.) the journey of changing one’s mind, heart, self, or way of life; spiritual conversion. My cousin sent this word to me the other day (shout to Kelly for being bang on) after a deep conversation. And it completely resonated. I took a screenshot of it and kept going back to it … Continue reading metanoia
I am a mother. I am a daughter. I am a sister. I am a cousin. I am an aunt. I am a friend. I am a strong ass woman. I’ve begun challenging my “I am nots” with “I ams” and beginning to rebuild myself. It’s a taunting and terrifying task but it’s rebuilding my … Continue reading I Am.
I think I read somewhere that once you decide to stay in one night because you’re ‘too tired’ it’s game over. Next thing you know, you’re cancelling plans with excuses like ‘oh sorry, just washed my sheets and i’m not gonna make it.” Netflix and bed is just so much more appealing than spending time … Continue reading The Simple Life
My name is Alanna and I’m a single mom of 5 kids. They were all born within 6 years of each other and there is one set of fraternal twins. We live in what used to be a small town that lays about a half hour West of the big city of Toronto. I have … Continue reading Me