“Not a Musician’s Musician”

When I woke up this morning by my husband’s alarm clock exactly three years into our marriage, the memory from our wedding day was not the one I would’ve expected. And I remember our day! From beginning to end, what a great day it was! The image that first came to me today was of…

Dry Eyes in Third Grade

It was the first day of school today. Over the past few years I’ve dropped her off three times to new classes and I’ve always gotten a hug and kiss and an extra wave but not today. Of course, those extra looks back to me for reassurance have also turned me into a blurry-eyed mess…

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…