Let’s Be Like a Normal Family – words from your 6yo

Halloween 2015 - the zombie popstar & her manager (6yo wanted the gory look)

Halloween 2015 – the zombie popstar & her manager (6yo wanted the gory look)

Popstar D (she has asked me to stop calling her Princess) and I watched “The Lady in Black” – a PG 13 ghost story, which was a bit scarier than I thought it would be, so I kept asking D if she was too scared. She kept saying no she was fine and together we giggled at the suspenseful bits. I also tried explaining how certain camera tricks were done to trip us out and she said she was having fun. Continue reading

Today I Forgive.

have a little heart. forgive.

have a little heart. forgive.

Forgiveness is something we often give willingly to the people in our life, but not to ourselves. I am bad for that. I will harbour and dwell on things I did as much as things I can’t control and let them eat away at my soul. It drains your energy, your trust and your ability to love freely. It effects your overall happiness and I have decided I deserve to be happy.

So today I will forgive myself. 
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Getting it Done is More Important than Sleep… a parenting truth

1912090_10152088576033370_762349289_nParenting can be hard but being a single parent can be really, really hard. Not having someone to share the duties with is exhausting. There’s often not enough hours in the day to get everything you need to do done. And when you’re sick that gets even harder.

That’s been me this week. Fighting this brutal sinus/ chest cold thing that started with a painful sore throat and no voice. I work in radio, I need my voice. And I have to work. We’re short one announcer so sick days aren’t an option. Continue reading

#WCW Women Who Inspire Me

There are so many amazing people in this world who inspire and motivate us to be happier, healthier and basically better people all around. Every week my Woman Crush Wednesday is dedicate to a woman who inspires me in some way, some how. It’s my way of saying thanks for the inspiration and hopefully spreading some of that inspiration along to others.

My first Women Who Inspire me post is dedicated to a dear friend of mine, Grace Van Burkem, owner of Gracious Living, a company specializing in well being retreats (often with surfing) and nutritional consulting.


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Here’s My Heart Mommy … a heart melting moment

10985169_10152839770458370_6165458880174386302_nIt was one of those days I just wanted to get home and snuggle with my little Princess. I hadn’t seen her much because of extra hours at work to cover for an announcer who was on medical leave, and I had a list of things planned for us to do. Continue reading

To the Latest Man who Broke My Heart… an open letter

Dear RCG… aka. the invisible boyfriend,

Blocking me on Instagram is a really weird and frankly cowardly way to “break-up” with me. I do think I deserve better than that.. especially since doing so makes it seem like one of my delusions was pretty much true, although in a much less dramatic fashion.  Continue reading

The Power of Love Notes

love note far shotMonday was perfectly living up to it’s reputation.

Princess D missed her bus, so I lost 45 minutes of my morning driving her there. Inherited Teen wasn’t feeling well and I couldn’t find a way to get her home, and spending time trying to figure that out made me late for work. And then there were a fair number of small, Monday style annoyances that happened making me wish I had never gotten out of bed. Continue reading