Maple Grove

This summer my family and I had the opportunity to go to Maple Grove Christian Retreat Centre’s Family Camp in Thamesford, Ontario. It is our third summer in a row and though we fell in love with it right away we have also grown very fond with it to the point that it has become a place where…

Mom Shamed at Costco!

I was Mom Shamed at Costco! It had never happened to me before and I was flabbergasted. I have recently joined some ‘Mom’ groups on Facebook and noticed a theme of many moms lamenting about feeling shamed. Some had written about guilt over feeling like they weren’t doing everything right as a mom because they…

My first Back to School

My first “back to school” was a disaster. I was completely unprepared for the onslaught of paperwork that would accompany five children on their first day of classes. We were married September 20 but I was up at their house every day from August on to help get acquainted with my new life. The day…