I started this blog with 2 goals:

  1. To write about things that I find funny or frustrating, like my experiences as a new mama and all the learning and growth (and fear and anxiety and poop) that comes along with it; to share things that might make your life easier because they have helped me.
  2. To become filthy rich and be adored by the masses for my cuteness and amazing ideas.

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Let’s reflect, shall we?

Yesterday was my son’s 6 month birthday.  How we are already at this point is baffling to me.  Many of our days together have felt very long.  How have 6 months’ worth of them already passed?  Seems like the expression is true: The days are long but the years are short.  Well, in my case, the months have been short.

I thought it would be interesting to look back on the goals I set for myself during my maternity leave.  Keep in mind that I set these goals before my son was born.  Before I knew better. Before I knew anything about this wild, amazing, chaotic, emotional ride called motherhood. Continue reading


Well, so much for my personal challenge to blog every day this month.

I made it 6 consecutive days.  6 days out of 29.

But you know what? I should have known better than to set that kind of goal for myself.  I can’t think of a time that I have ever been successful at seeing goals with time or quantity expectations through to the finish line.  The 30-day sugar challenge? (Er, that’s no sugar, people. I would kick everyone’s ass if the challenge was to eat sugar for 30 days.)  I lasted about 4 days when I tried to eliminate sugar for a month.  Four miserable, headachey days. Continue reading

Buh-bye, January!

polar bear swim

I could never be friends with these people.


I don’t know about you, but I am always so glad to see the end of January.  Such a bleak month.  January might not bother you if you’re a winter fanatic (aka a person I can’t really ever be good friends with because I don’t understand how anyone can be happy outside in baltic temperatures), but I am decidedly not a winter fanatic. Continue reading

Nomad, No More


I have always considered myself a nomad.  Never quite settled anywhere, always searching for the next adventure, the next learning experience, moving from place to place.  Ultimately, I think I have just been looking for the place where I fit.

One of my favourite quotes comes from J.R.R. Tolkien’s poem “All that is gold does not glitter”.  You’re probably familiar with it (and if you’re not, get out from under that rock!).  The line is ‘Not all those who wander are lost.’   Continue reading

And another blog is born!

I read somewhere recently that blogging is dying off – that people are opting for other forms of social media to get their daily fix of whatever it is that they want to know more about.  Well that just figures. I’m always late to the party! Just as I finally get around to starting my own blog – an idea I’ve toyed with and dismissed repeatedly for several years for several reasons – the blogging universe is getting ready to pack it in and call it a day?  Continue reading