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My Miscarriage; The Story Of The Loss Of My Baby

My Miscarriage; The Story Of The Loss Of My Baby

 

This post may be hard to read for some people.

I knew the moment I lost that baby…

Near the end of January 2015, B and I started talking about having another baby. Well, actually I had been thinking about it for months and wasn’t sure how to bring it up. Then he made a joke about it and I asked if it would really be that bad. We agreed it was time to start trying. But it didn’t happen. For 6 months, each time I was sure I was pregnant, then my period came and went. I couldn’t understand it. With Big H, I had been on birth control when I got pregnant surely getting pregnant without it would be simple. But each month, no baby.

We were getting ready for our August long weekend camping trip when I thought I had better take a test just in case. I wasn’t technically late yet but I didn’t want to spend the weekend drinking only to find out I was pregnant later on. So I took a pregnancy test. I remember asking B, “what if it’s negative?” “Well, then we keep trying.” “But what if it’s positive?!” He laughed and said, “isn’t that what we’re hoping for?” When the test came up positive I remember how excited I was, I couldn’t wait to share the news and took a picture of the test and texted to my best friends immediately.

Oh, what a mistake that was. The first couple weeks were fine. I was extremely nauseous but I didn’t experience any vomiting, so I could at least count my blessings. I was counting down the weeks. Then after a particularly stressful day at work, I woke up bleeding.

The Beginning

I was convinced there was nothing to worry about, I bled with Big H multiple times. But I had better go to the ER just in case. I called my boss and I quickly explained, dropped my kids off at daycare and headed to the Emergency Room.

They got me in right away and did an exam. My cervix was closed. Fantastic news, that is a great sign, but they wanted an ultrasound right away, just to be safe. At this point, I started to relax. I’ve been through this before no big deal, the ultrasound will show everything was fine. So I waited and off to get the ultrasound I went.

I don’t know if they send ultrasound technicians to a class about how to keep a straight face or what but they should be playing poker professionally, their talents are clearly wasted. At the end of my scan, she tells me she can’t see a heartbeat. But not to worry too much because I’m measuring at 6 weeks instead of 10, and that is a tad early to see the heartbeat. She will send it off to the radiologist for his opinion. So back to the waiting room I go.

I wait there for a few hours, during which they give me some blood tests and I kill the battery on my phone. Finally, the report is back, it isn’t good news. They tell me while not yet definitive the chances are not great.

I was going to lose this baby.

I left the hospital, in shock but in tears. B was still at work and he tried everything to reassure me, finally, I went home and had a nap and prayed for good things. At this point, I found a website about misdiagnosed miscarriages, while in my case it wasn’t misdiagnosed it still gave me the hope I needed to get through.

B and I went on our scheduled holiday. We had already purchased travel insurance and he knew I needed to get my mind off of things. We drove to Seattle and back and it was a pretty uneventful trip. I’m glad we went, it was the only thing that kept me sane I’m sure. When we got home I went back to work. I worked a day and a half, at some point during the second day I told my boss I had to go. I just wasn’t feeling too great. At this point, it had been nearly a week of heavy spotting, but with little to no clots so I was still hopeful.

The Miscarriage

That night we went to a community event, and while standing talking to a friend I felt it happen.

I knew the moment I lost that baby. I just looked at her and said: “Go tell B I need to go to the hospital.” She knew. she had been in my shoes before. We left H with my uncle who was there as well and went to the hospital, they confirmed and we went home.

The next day the bleeding only got worse. I was soaking through everything in minutes. At one point I was walking to the bathroom and said: “we’re going to need to go to the hospital when I’m out of the bathroom.” I went to the washroom and everything started spinning, I called for B. He walked into the bathroom to see me in the midst of a seizure.

I had two more while waiting for the ambulance. Another while they were getting me into it, and then twice more at the hospital. I had lost way to much blood.  4 nights and 2 blood transfusions later I was able to go home.

A week later I had an ultrasound to confirm a complete miscarriage and that a D&C wasn’t necessary. Thankfully it wasn’t. Physically I was healed within two weeks. Emotionally I still don’t think I am. Actually, I know I am not. I don’t know if I ever will be. That isn’t something I would wish upon my very worse enemy.

Conceiving after Miscarriage

The only thing I do know is I had to try again, I needed to know that it wasn’t something that I did but something unavoidable. Conceiving Little H took only 3 months. While his pregnancy wasn’t without its own problems he was carried to term.

My story is my own experience and no two people will experience the same. 15-25% of pregnancies end in miscarriage. You are not alone.

If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, please talk to someone. 

My Miscarriage; The Story Of The Loss Of My Baby
My Miscarriage; The Story Of The Loss Of My Baby
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Period Underwear, Why It Has To Be In Your Daughters Wardrobe.

Period Underwear, Why It Has To Be In Your Daughters Wardrobe.

**Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Knixteen. All opinions, however, are mine and uninfluenced.**

I remember being in Junior High and living in fear and excitement for my first period. Most of my friends had gotten it already, and I was anxious to join the “woman” club. But, I was also terrified that I would get my period and be completely unprepared. Fast forward to High School, after I had already accepted my period as my least favourite part of being a female. When my biggest fear was that I would get it unannounced. Even now, as an adult, of often deal with situations where the possibility of leakage is high.

Enter Period underwear.

What Are Period Underwear?

Period underwear has been taking the feminine hygiene market by storm. Essentially it is underwear, with a built-in panty liner. It can save you all the embarrassment of a leak or a sudden period. Without the uncomfortableness of wearing a pantyliner all the time. As an adult, with more experience with these problems than I care to admit. Remembering dealing with these when I was a teen is humiliating.

Thanks to period underwear, this problem is estimated. Thanks to Knixteen Boyshorts it is no longer an issue for your teen. No more sitting in class or in the days before getting surprised. Never again worry about a leak while waiting desperately for the bell to ring, and any after the fact spotting in gym class, never an issue.

Knixteen’s Boyshort

Knixteen’s Boyshorts were created so that your period never has to stop you from doing things again. They offer back up protection against leaks, odour, and moisture, so you don’t ever have to worry again. They are made out of moisture-wicking material, which helps keep you dry and fresh. much like your activewear underwear. Their underwear is specifically designed with the teen in mind, in junior sizing – but don’t worry they have adult Knix as well.

As much as their product is perfect for teens, their “share bag” feature is something that I think all sites should utilize. It is boasted as a way to share your cart with your parents, as most teens do not have access to a credit card to place an order, but it can just as easily work both ways.

Period talk was, and still is, so uncomfortable for me; and the last person I would want to talk to is my parents. If my mother would even dare to bring up the word I would turn bright red and stutter and stammer while walking out of the room. – not much has changed, to be honest. – But, by being able to share this through email you potentially remove the awkwardness and puts it into a setting where teens are much more comfortable talking. They have glued to the phones anyways, utilize it to get around any potentially awkward conversations.

Parent or child, teen or adult, period underwear is something that can and should be a staple in every girl’s underwear drawer.

Have you ever tried period underwear? What did you love about them?

 

Posted by Jenn in Lifestyle, Lifestyle Review, 17 comments
Feeling Nostalgic in the 90’s with Aqua

Feeling Nostalgic in the 90’s with Aqua

When Aqua announced their 90s Rewind tour my friend, C, and I immediately knew we wanted to go. We were unable to secure presale tickets so we online trying to buy tickets the second they came available. No luck. So we stalked the buy and sell pages and resale sites, desperately hoping to scoop up a pair. We checked all the surrounding area concerts as well.

With a mere two week left before the concert, out chances were looking meek. Then, while scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed one day I say SWOOP airlines was advertising flights to Abbotsford. We knew from our search for tickets that they also had an Abbotsford tour stop. After figuring out the logistics we booked the flights.

SWOOP

From Edmonton(YEG) to Abbotsford(YXX) the flights were approximately $48 CAD return. This price included all taxes. That being said, having only launched 6 months ago, SWOOP is a new discount airline. Included in the $48 is nothing. No snacks. No checked bag. No seat selection. And most importantly no carry-on. You are allowed a small personal item provided it fits under the seat in front of you. We opted to not bring any luggage with us and took our chances on the seat selection.

24 hours before our flight we checked in online and took the seats assigned to us. Total flight time was under 1 1/2 each way. This was the first time I had ever flown with a budget airline and I was impressed that low budget didn’t mean sub-par. The plane (I believe it was the same each way) was clean and in great condition. I have paid much more, for much much worse.

 

Feeling Nostalgic In The 90's with Aqua
Feeling Nostalgic in the 90's with Aqua

Abbotsford

We spent the afternoon exploring the city of Abbotsford. Mostly we drove around, it was raining, but the charm was evident. The craft breweries and wineries we around every corner. Downtown is full of historic buildings, – they were even filming a Hallmark Christmas movie while we were there – and the markets with fresh vegetables we plentiful. The surrounding mountains would provide an abundance of hiking, provided I was with different company.

AQUA

This was the entire reason for this trip. The Aqua 90s rewind concert. The opening acts were Whigfield and Prozzäk. I only knew one song for Whigfield she sang it like it was 1998 and it was incredible. Prozzäk, who I was almost as excited for as Aqua, was disappointing. Their microphones seemed almost too loud and it was hard to understand them. We actually stepped outside during the performance and you could hear them more clearly from outside the building.

Between each act, they had a Much Music Video Dance. Man did that bring back memories. The throwback music had the whole crowd dancing all night. There wasn’t a single song that we went singing along with.

Finally, the moment we were waiting for. Aqua. Their concert offered everything we were hoping for. A night back in the 90s. We sing and dance to all the hits. From Barbie girl to Candy Man. Towards the end of the show, they started to perform their remixes, which was not something usually I usually enjoy, but the energy of the band and the crowd was something you couldn’t help but enjoy.

Time to go home

Alas, it was time to go home. With only 24 hours in the town of Abbotsford, we didn’t get a lot of time to explore. I did, however, have time to compile a list of things I would like to do on my return. I am already looking at SWOOP for flights and planning the return trip.

Posted by Jenn in Lifestyle, Lifestyle Review, Travel, 12 comments
3 Ways You Can Celebrate Your Childs Halloween Birthday

3 Ways You Can Celebrate Your Childs Halloween Birthday

When that I remember the day I was told my due day with Big H. October 20, a friend of ours was quick to make a joke that he would share a birthday with him, Halloween. I swore up and down that this baby would not be 11 days late. Well, like all babies, they have a schedule of their own and on October 31 we were blessed with a baby with a Halloween birthday.

You might not think it but having a Halloween Birthday presents some challenges. Not the same as Christmas birthday by any means, but still challenges. The older a child gets the easier it becomes, but when they are young you have to look outside of a “Halloween Birthday” Parents want to spend Halloween with their children, and so a birthday party is never actually on the birthday. You always end up having a party really late, or really early. Plus, Halloween is never just Halloween anymore. It is always so-and-so birthday.

That might be the worst part. You would think that having your birthday on Halloween would be really cool. But, Halloween is for everyone, and its no longer just “your day” like most people get on their birthday. your birthday tends to get pushed the wayside.

That being said it does open up a whole world of Halloween Birthday Party themes and activities. If you’re looking to stick with a Halloween themed party decorations are easy, everywhere seems to sell Halloween decorations these days. But when you’re looking for activities these are three I am saving for Big H decides he wants to have a Halloween Themed Party for his Halloween Birthday. 

Carve Pumpkins

Carving pumpkins is a time honoured Halloween tradition. Turning it into a Halloween Birthday Party is super easy.  Aside from the cleanup. This does involve knives so may be best with plenty of adults on hand or waiting until the kids are old enough to do it themselves safely. 

  1. Buy some pumpkins
  2. Cut off the tops
  3. Empty the guts – this is easily the worst part but you can make pumpkin seeds as a party snack as well 
  4. Print off some jack-o-lantern stencils
  5. Carve the pumpkins

Trick-or-Treating

I think there comes a point in every parent’s life when they are over trick or treating and they are ready for someone else to take over the responsibility.  Turning the activity of Trick-Or-Treating into a party is simple. It is also a perfect way to celebrate a Halloween Birthday on Halloween. 

  1. Order some pizza (or some other quick and delicious party meal)
  2. Have your cake and presents 
  3. Take a hoard of children Trick-Or-Treating
  4. Return the sugar-filled children back to their parents. – You are still, however, responsible for your own. 

Costume Party

One of the worst things about Halloween is that you’re lucky if your kid wears the costume more than once. A costume party is one of the easiest ways to celebrate a Halloween Birthday

  1. Throw birthday party
  2. Invite guests to wear their costumes

See easy peasy. 

Do you or someone you know have a Halloween Birthday to celebrate? What do you think would be a good way to party?

3 Ways You Can Celebrate Your Childs Halloween Birthday
3 ideas to celebrate a Halloween birthday
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My Top 30 Things to Complete Before 30

My Top 30 Things to Complete Before 30

I have always had this weird, irrational fear of getting older. I had anxiety about my 20th birthday. Like I said weird. I have not been looking forward to turning 30 for as long as I can remember. I don’t know what it is about 30 that gives me so much anxiety. I’m already married, and a mother of 3. The BIG things in my life have already happened. I’m sure when I’m past it, it won’t seem so bad. I will probably even look back and laugh at my fear. But until then, here we are.

In January 2020 I’ll be turning 30 years old. The list of things I want to accomplish between then and now is long. I have managed to taper it down to 30, in the hope I will be actually able to achieve some of them. Thus, 30 before 30 was born. Hopefully, by crossing items off my list I will be distracted from the actual ageing part and I will be able to fly past my 30th birthday and focus on my next list.

Work In Progress

  1. Visit Cuba
  2. Visit Mexico
  3. Visit a Winery
  4. Go Skinny Dipping
  5. Go Zip Lining
  6. Go Rock Climbing
  7. Go Snorkelling
  8. Go Whitewater Rafting
  9. Go Jetskiing
  10. Take A Photography Class
  11. Take A Make-Up Class
  12. Take An Art Class
  13. Take A Cooking Class
  14. Host a Dinner Party
  15. Watch a Meteor Shower
  16. Volunteer For A Cause
  17. Donate Blood
  18. Shoot A Gun
  19. G0 Back To School
  20. Go To a Drive-in Movie
  21. Reach a Weight I am Comfortable With
  22. Run a 5 K Marathon
  23. Run a 10 K Marathon
  24. Climb 5 Mountains
  25. Take a Fitness Class
  26. Learn to Kayak
  27. Learn to Paddle Board
  28. Get Rid of my Graduated Drivers Licence
  29. Get a New Tattoo
  30. Start Writing a 40 Before 40 List

Completed

A dream wrote down becomes a goal. Many of these have been dreams for a while,  Now these are goals, and I hope to cross them all off the list. As I progress through it I will update the list; many of them will have their own posts to go with them so stay tuned for those as well.

So check this post often and see what I have completed.

Do you have a 30-before-30, or any other bucket list?

My Top 30 Things to Complete Before 30
TOP 30 THINGS TO COMPLETE TO COMPLETE BEFORE TURNING 30
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How To Use Giving Artfully Kids to Inspire Compassion

How To Use Giving Artfully Kids to Inspire Compassion

While our children are young, we teach them. Some lessons, like first words, seem rather simple. Others, like potty training, are more difficult. Some are less obvious but are still very important. Things like giving, being kind, and helping others. We, of course, teach them through our own actions and through encouragement. Giving Artfully Kids makes these lessons teach kindness through the power of craft.

**Disclaimer: I received a trial subscription for free from Giving Artfully Kids in exchange for an honest review. All opinions, however, are mine and uninfluenced.**

Giving Artfully Kids has a program for everyone.  From the parent to the teacher, their programs are designed and developed with everyone in mind. They can be done one on one with a child or through a group.  The projects can be done by everyone, regardless of skill and age. Plus, they do all the hard work for you. The planning and the research. They provide high-quality lesson plans to help empower and teach our children to make a difference in the world; all while being both fun and creative.

Giving Artfully Kids offers two different packages so there is a package for everyone.

The Basic Membership

The basic membership is designed for anyone who only wants to complete one project a month. Each week a new portion of the lesson is released so it is manageable and not at all overwhelming.

  • Each month, you will receive:
    • Week 1: One crafting-based service learning project for children ages 3-12
    • Week 2: Pillar of Giving Activity
    • Week 3: Article of Video to encourage and engage kids in kindness and giving activities

The Premium Membership

The premium membership, unlike the basic, is perfect for schools, after-school programs, churches or even a family.

  • Month 1 you will receive 8 crafting-based service learning project
  • Every subsequent month, 2 new projects will be released

Both

Regardless of which package you feel works best for you get

  • Instructions for crafting based projects (video instructions for more difficult crafts)
  • Downloadable links for a crafting-based service learning project
  • PDF Downloads and Worksheets to help organize you Giving Artfully Kids programs
  • Giving Artfully Kids Support for questions
  • Age group specific lessons
  • Monthly or yearly subscriptions available.

During our trial, we tried the premium, and we did a variety of activities.  – I am a bad blog mom and I didn’t take any photos. – My kids loved knowing that their crafts were going to help someone or something and both favoured making things for the local animal shelter.

In today’s day of subscription box services, where you get a ton of knick-knack items, this is an incredible alternative. The subscription is all online, and while you have to purchase the supplies needed separately, you only get what you need. Most items can be found at your local dollar store. We completed multiple projects and never spent more than $5 CAD on any, occasionally doing more than one within the same price point.
Whether you are a teacher, a mom, or anything in between, Giving Artfully Kids has a package for you.
How To Use Giving Artfully Kids to Inspire Compassion
How To Use Giving Artfully Kids to Inspire Compassion In Your Kids
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Babysitting: When A Dad Has To Do It Alone

Babysitting: When A Dad Has To Do It Alone

As I count down the days to a much anticipated and much overdue girls night out, I prepare myself for the inevitable. The question that makes me cringe. Followed by the statement that makes my blood boil. The question about who is watching the kids. The one about who is babysitting.

Person: “who has the kids?”

Me: “They are at home with their dad.”

Person: “Oh, dad gets to babysit while you go out.”

Me: …

This bothers me, and while the implication that I am shouldn’t get to go out while he stays home is enough; what really gets to me is that dad is babysitting.

I am sorry. He is their father. At no point in their life will he be babysitting them. He is being their parent.

Definition of babysitting

babysitting  to care for children usually during a short absence of the parents;  to give care <babysit for a neighbour’s pets>

IN THE ABSENCE OF THE PARENTS.

Therefore, a parent cannot babysit their own children. This is one of those awful parenting double standards that exist. At no point would someone say, or imply, that I, their mother is babysitting my children. That is simply my job as a mother. I am their caregiver, so why is it that dad isn’t viewed the same way. Especially in this day and age when there are so many stays at home dads, then they are the primary caregivers. Are they still “babysitters” in the eyes of these people?

Moms are moms, dads are dads, and when they are caring for their own children then they aren’t babysitting.

Don’t we moms have to endure mom guilt about having a night out – which they deserve – without the babysitter card getting played? I can’t be the only one who feels this way. Let me know what you think in the comments!

Babysitting: When a dad has to do it alone
Babysitting: When A Dad Has To Do It Alone

 

Posted by Jenn in Lifestyle, 10 comments
For the Painful Days Ahead Due to The Humboldt Broncos Tragedy

For the Painful Days Ahead Due to The Humboldt Broncos Tragedy

It takes just a moment for your life to change forever. When you first watched your child take the ice to play the game we all loved, you would never think that years later, while on the way to pay the game they loved, that their life would tragical come to an end. For 11 players, their head coach, their driver, and their announcer, this is exactly what happened. On April 7, 2018, the Humboldt Broncos were involved in an accident leaving 15 people dead and 14 injured.
 
Every parent’s worst nightmare.
 
I think about my sons, one who just finished his first year of hockey, so young with so many dreams and my heart aches. For many of them, their hockey careers started much like my sons did this past year. Early morning practice. Road trips. Hot coffee and arena food. With the dream of playing for a team like the Humboldt Broncos in the future.
 
After countless practices and thousands of games, I can only offer this.
 
To the first responders, who worked tirelessly, to save lives. Your strength inspires me.
 
To the driver and passenger. of the other vehicle. Regardless of the cause of the crash – unknown at the time of posting – you are a survivor just like everyone else involved. Know we are thinking of you as well in this painful time. Ask for help when you feel you need it.
 
To the parents, I can not wrap my head around your pain and I pray to God I never have to. But I hope you can take some solace in the knowledge that your son was on his way to do something that he loved. Take strength from those around you.
 
To the players, nobody but you knows what you’ve gone through. Take time to heal. Take time to grieve. Take care of yourself.
 
To the town of Humboldt, unite as a community. Grieve as a community. Heal as a community. The rest of the country is with you.
 
To the hockey community when you take the ice, take the ice for the Humboldt Broncos. Play with everything you have in you. Play the game with all your heart.
 
To Canada, as we as a country recover from this tragedy, hold your loved ones close. As so many families have discovered, your life can change in an instant.
 
From every one of us that has a child in hockey.
That has played hockey
That currently plays hockey.
That has a family member that plays hockey
That coaches hockey.
From every Canadian that is a fan of hockey…
 

We are here for you.

You have our love, our prayers and positive thoughts.

You have us.

Since originally posting, unfortunately, another person has passed away due to their injuries. The death of Dayna Brons brings the total to 16.

 

For the Painful Days Ahead Due to The Humboldt Broncos Tragedy
For the Painful Days Ahead Due to The Humboldt Broncos Tragedy

 

Posted by Jenn in Lifestyle, 10 comments
A Comprehensive List of the 40 + Job Titles of Being a Parent

A Comprehensive List of the 40 + Job Titles of Being a Parent

It’s no surprise that being a parent is a lot of work. Day in and day out you wear a ton of different hats. My job title is official “Mom”, but unofficially, it carries many more job titles than that.

  1. President: My husband might argue this point a little, but even he phones and clears things with me before planning things. I run the household.
  2. Secretary: Yes, I carry both titles. If I don’t make the schedule things just won’t happen.
  3. Chef: Maybe not gourmet, but any day that I don’t cook boxed macaroni and cheese or serve cereal for dinner I am probably winning. 3 kids; 1 who is going through a stage where everything has to be plain, and an adult male under my roof mean it’s hard impossible to please everyone most nights.
  4. Cheerleader: Kids in sports (or any activity) means that I am at EVERY game, and EVERY practice cheering them on and cheering them on loud enough to make sure they hear me. Especially those where my husband isn’t able to because of work. I never want them looking into the stand and wondering who is there for them.  I will always be there.
  5. Housekeeper: Cleaning the entire house every day. Sweeping, mopping, dishes, laundry it literally never ends.
  6. Laundromat attendant: All the laundry, all the time. With only one washing machine. At least I get all the pocket change out of the dryer.
  7. Maid: Different than a housekeeper, I am expected, it would seem anyway, to wait on my children hand and foot.
  8. Janitor: Also different from the housekeeper, I also get to clean up all the spills and messes.
  9. Taxi Driver: I have to drive everyone everywhere, usually with no time to spare.
  10. Judge: When all the little arguments happen, guess who decides who is right.
  11. Referee: Scraps happen, I’m the one who has to climb in the middle, or hopefully diffuse them before they start.
  12. Secret Keeper: While we don’t keep secrets in this house, they have found a loophole when it comes to “surprises”
  13. Personal Assistant: Forgot something? Need something done? Don’t worry mom will get it done.
  14. Teacher: Colours, ABCs, spelling words, all of the above.
  15. Coach: In all things sports. Even if you know next to nothing about them.
  16. Art Critic: Of course that looks like a dinosaur!
  17. Potty Trainer: Two kids down one to go.
  18. Bum Checker: Even though they are potty trained, wiping is still something that needs working on.
  19. Diaper Changer: And counting down!
  20. Search and Rescue: A toy or a blanket always seems to be missing.
  21. Tickler: My boys loved to be tickled
  22. Tickle me Elmo: Who needs the toy when I can tickle mom?
  23. Day Care Provider: Someone has to take care of them.
  24. Government: Someone needs to make the rules.
  25. Police Woman: And then they need to be enforced.
  26. Stylist: No you can’t wear shorts when it’s -30 degrees
  27. Personal Shopper: Groceries, clothes you name it, I buy it
  28. Dentist: Gotta make sure all the teeth are clean.
  29. Breath Smeller: How else am I going to know if they actually brushed their teeth?
  30. Volunteer: Field trips, councils, hot lunches, as often as possible.
  31. Play Date Organizers: Back to that scheduling we talked about.
  32. Event Planner: Birthdays, and holidays.
  33. A Conductor of Sleep Studies: Overnight, in a bed that is far too small
  34. Monster Patrol: Under beds, behinds doors, the works.
  35. Librarian: Complete with storytelling.
  36. Singer: Specialising in nursery rhymes and theme songs.
  37. Doctor: Kisses and cuddles are my specialities.
  38. Paramedic: Breaking out the big guns with fun band-aids when needed.
  39. Nurse: I administer the medicine when they’re sick.
  40. Cuddle Expert: Because sometimes all you need is a good cuddle session.
  41. Speech Therapist:  There are a lot of words to learn how to say properly.
  42. Councillor: For the days when being young is just too much to handle.
  43. Barber: I can’t be the only one who has had to cut their kids’ hair.

There is no sugar coating it, being a parent is hard work. My job as a mom is ever changing and ever evolving. Would I give up any one of them? Not a chance, they bring be closer to my kids and that makes me a better parent. It is rewarding in a way that you will never be able to explain.

Are there any job titles you feel you carry as a parent?

A Comprehensive List of the 40 + Job Titles of Being a Parent
A Comprehensive List of the 40 + Job Titles of Being a Parent

 

Posted by Jenn in Lifestyle, 9 comments
March Goals – Goal Reset

March Goals – Goal Reset

If you read my last post you know that February was kind of a right off for me. I didn’t do a whole lot, and I certainly didn’t get a lot accomplished. Between repeat migraines and a cold that just wouldn’t go away, I spent a lot of the month doing as little as possible. While I didn’t get everything accomplished I had hoped to when I set my February goals,  I won’t let that discourage me for the rest of the year. March brings spring and with spring brings new beginnings. Goals need to be constantly adjusted and reevaluated.  Not accomplishing them in the time frame I set out to do a goal in does not mean failure, it means adjustment. This is why my February Goals have now become my March Goals.

If you’re looking for fitness goals, they can be found here.

Let’s look into last months goals

Read a book
After successfully meeting Januarys goal of reading a book, I hoped to continue it and I stated Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Outliers. I didn’t quite finish it yet but I hope to get to get it done this week.
 
My February goal was to Stop Procrastinating.
 
Clearly, that didn’t work out, but upon reflection, I realize that it wasn’t entirely realistic. I can not make such a drastic complete life change overnight. So For March, I am adjusting this a little. Okay, a lot.

In March I will stop procrastinating my writing. I will get all my posts for the month written and posted on time. Seems easy enough, but you haven’t seen my schedule. So far I am succeeding so here is to hoping that I can keep up my momentum for the rest of the month.

That’s it for my March goals. Have you set yours for the month yet? If so what are they? What do you think of my goals for the month?

 
March Goals

March Goals

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