I started writing this blog before COVID19 became a global pandemic, before we were told to stay home. As with many things I start these days, it has taken a while to finish. It is a scary time for a lot of people, but I find myself searching for gratitude. I am grateful for my… Continue reading The First Year of Motherhood and a Global Pandemic
2020. When I was a kid I definitely pictured the year 2020 with flying cars and space suits. Now that it is here, I'm happy with my feet (and tires) firmly on the ground. We brought in the New Year quietly in Mexico, watching Bedazzled, and Joseph sleeping soundly. Earlier we enjoyed a celebration with… Continue reading A New Year, a New Decade
Life is full of the unexpected. So where do I go from here?
Sitting here gazing at the blinking line, my hair (what’s left of it, anyway) up in a ponytail, eyes puffy and red from a restless night of a teething baby, the front of my shirt ringed with dried milk and patches of drool. This is a picture of a new mom, the work from home… Continue reading Chronicles of a Work-from-Home Mom
The last week of June I took part in the SEMrush Academy's Content Marathon. I was one of 673 participants and was so nervous that I wouldn't be able to complete it. I had intended for the week to help me hone in my writing skills for work and was planning to choose a topic… Continue reading The Practice of Writing as Therapy
I am writing this today from La Barca, Mexico where they are celebrating Mother's Day or Dia de la Madre. I'll celebrate two mother's days, one for Mexico today and one for Canada this Sunday. It's a day I never really expected to celebrate, but I consider myself fortunate to spend it with many amazing… Continue reading Thoughts on my first Mother’s Day
So it's official, I'm now considered a geriatric mommy (Is there a Geriatric Moms Anonymous group I can join?). I'm 35 years old and a (very) new mom and I'm slowly figuring out this whole momming business. In the midst of figuring this out, I'm also working from home because I figured I'd be able… Continue reading What was I thinking?
And just like that, it was December! Wow! What happened to the last few months??? I feel like I was just in Spain and came home to a time warp! These months have just flown - faster than any months in my life ever. To be honest, we've done very little in the way of… Continue reading Eight Months Pregnant, Say What?!
Having planned my most recent trip well over 10 months ago, I had no idea I would be travelling pregnant. Since my pregnancy was relatively easy in my first trimester, I thought the travels would be a breeze. The initial decision to visit Spain was made in October of last year. My longtime friend, Jason,… Continue reading A Pregnant Woman in Spain
Originally I was going to write this post as more of a diary, but it was getting really long, so I'm keeping that part to myself! It has been a while since I've written anything that wasn't work-related. Part of that is just sheer exhaustion and I can only muster up the energy to do… Continue reading Our Biggest Adventure is Beginning