Thursday, July 19, 2007


My little angel with attitude


It was two years ago...July 18, 2005...that I laboured to bring my second little angel into the world.

Hard to believe 2 years have gone by already. Before I had children, everyone always said to cherish every moment because it goes by in a blink. Wow, does it ever.

Monday, July 16, 2007


Hug your kids a little tighter.

I have been thinking about this since last week.
I am a news editor at a Toronto news radio station. And I was working last week when a horrific story came in. A woman, walking with her young son...both were hit by a car. A suspected drunk driver. Police say the van mounted the curb and hit the woman and her son. She died. And he continues to fight for his life in hospital.

This one stuck with me. Just one of those stories you never forget.
It could have been anyone. I have two little girls about the same age.

It reminded got to HUG your kids a little tighter...EVERY DAY.

Thursday, July 12, 2007


I wondering if leaving for work ever gets easier?

Today, like every other work day, I got ready to leave. Most days are a little emotional with "Special K". We get a few moments of crying, whining, and overall unhappiness. But today was particularly hard for me.

Hearing " Mommy please don't go. Don't leave me." just tugs at my heart.

How do you all you other Moms handle this one?

Monday, July 9, 2007


I think you feel the heat more the older you get.

Today it is steaming hot outside. Boil an egg on the sidewalk kinda hot. The kind of day you don't go for a bike ride to the library. But what did we do with a friend from down the street today? Go for a bike ride to the library. It took us half an hour to get there. I think I lost five pounds just from sweating.

The library was fun...and cool. Thank goodness for air conditioning.

Word to the wise...never go for a long bike ride to a library on a disgustingly hot day. You only get exhausted cranky kids in the end.

Oh the little things you learn.
Oh well...the kids had fun and that's what's important in the end.

Thursday, July 5, 2007


I added a couple of links.

I do a bit of freelance writing for a few magazines. One of the magazines I have written for is Urbanbaby&toddler.
Check it out.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Holiday Weekend Fatigue

Is it only Wednesday?

I feel like I am still paying the price for letting the girls stay up to watch fireworks on Sunday night.

Bedtime at 11:00. Never a good idea.

Will we ever get back those precious hours of sleep?

Monday, July 2, 2007

Me and my girls.
An old ones to come soon.
My first photo posted. That wasn't too hard!


Wow. The Canada Day long weekend is over. And frankly I am exhausted. It couldn't have come any sooner.
It was a jammed packed weekend with my two girls, "Special K" and "M&M". Nicknames they have inherited from Daddy.

Here is just a sampling of the weekend.


7ish...the girls wake up. And because Mommy and Daddy both work late(Mommy didn't get to bed until 2 am...after getting home from work at 12:30 am)...the girls come into our room. They watch a bit of T.V. ( I know...can hear some of you out there cringe. Then again some of you might recognize this routine) And we get a couple more minutes of snooze time.

8ish...Mommy finally gets up...after several dozen calls from the girls. Hop in the shower. Everyone gets dressed. Breakfast on the porch. Daddy goes upstairs to work.

Breakfast on the porch only lasts a few minutes. And then we are off. "Special K"...she just turned 4...hops on her bike. Riding up and down the sidewalk in front of our house. "M&M"...she will be 2 this month...follows behind. Running down the sidewalk in front of our house. The girls see and talk to friends...anxiously waiting to head down to the park for Canada Day fun.

10:30...Daddy is finished drawing for now. And we all head down to the park...or as "Special K" likes to call it, The Duck Pond.

10:35 (cuz it only takes about 5 minutes to get to the park) until about 4ish...we check out the fun at the park. We walk and walk and walk. Except when we are listening to the Burlington Teen Tour Band play. And then we dance and dance and dance. We meet up with friends. "Special K" is so happy. We walk. The girls play in the splash pad. We have strawberries and ice cream. Yummmmm!

Boy I'm tired. Wish I had the engery of my kids.

Time for a nap. For everyone. "M&M" is almost asleep on the way home. Thank you for a bumpy stroller ride home.

4ish...Nap time for one. Only about 3 hours late. Yikes! Meanwhile, I at least get "Special K" to lounge on the couch for a good movie. At least it's something.

6:30 Dinner. (I skipped all the domestic stuff this time...there was a little garden work, a little clean up, a little get the picture.)

7:30 PJ time. This is usually bedtime too. But not tonight. Fireworks at 10 o'clock. We hope everyone can stay awake. Especially Mom.

9:30 Walk to the park for fireworks. The first time my girls get to see professional fireworks and not just the backyard variety.

10:00 Fireworks.
Now that was exciting. Nothing like seeing something for the first time. The girls were awe struck and a little scared at the same time.

Is it bedtime yet?

10:30 Walk home. We hurry. It's bedtime. Hurray!

10:45 "M&M" is in her crib. "Special K" is in her bed...and I am right beside her. ( again, I can hear some of you out there cringe at the thought of me lying down with my girl to get her to asleep. I say..ya do what ya need to do. Of course, again this is probably more than a little familiar to many of you.) And I think I fell asleep first. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzz!

Midnight-ish I am suddenly awake to the sounds of my husband calling my name. I stumble out of the girls' room. I hate when that happens.

The day is done...slumber at last. Not quite enough time to recharge for the next fun filled day.


Hi everyone,

Welcome to my new blog.

Let me introduce myself.

I am a mother of two beautiful young girls. I am a wife. And I am a news producer and freelance writer. Sometimes in that order...and yet other times not. It all depends on the day I am having...which I know just about every mom out there can truly appreciate.

I will be posting regularly...just day in the life type stuff most days I'm sure. But ya never know. I may be more creative when the mood suits me. You will just have to wait and see.

Cheers...and bye for now

aka Freckles