After a year of trying to get pregnant without success, my husband and I were referred to a fertility clinic. I was hoping it would be a simple case of “unexplained infertility” that would require a straightforward solution. We were not so lucky. My doctor...
Who has time? If I were to offer you a free one-hour spa treatment of your choice everyday for a week, would you accept it? Could you find the time? If not everyday, surely you could do it every other day? Would you be able to...
I thought we should start things off by letting you know how I like to dress. My personal style is pretty simple. I like to keep things clean, a little edgy and (hopefully) chic.
You can almost always find me in some sort of heathered grey. American Apparel tri-blend deep V tees are a favorite.
It’s happened to all of us. You get dressed, do your hair, apply your make-up, and feel pretty good about the effort you’ve made.
Then at some point in your day, you catch a glance of yourself in the mirror, and you’re slightly horrified to find that you’re a bit of a hot mess.
I’ve been in the financial industry almost my entire business life, so I suppose I take my financial knowledge for granted. When I worked in private banking, some of my clients were older ladies, widows mostly, who were in the terribly uncomfortable position of finding that they knew almost nothing about the finances that their husbands had handled. Luckily their partners had set them up with professional money management accounts, so they had advisors looking after their investments. But when it came to paying bills and making purchasing decisions, they had no idea where to begin.
Soup can be a great starter for a meal or the meal itself. This minestrone soup recipe can do both – really! If you have never made soup before, fear not young soup Jedi! Soup making easy it is.
This soup is done in 3 steps (no gimmick!). The trick to good soup is to substitute to your own tastes. If kale makes you gag, then leave it out. If you want to sneak in a vegetable that your family is refusing to eat... soup is a great place to drop it in. This recipe has been adapted from the Liquor Commission Board of Ontario (LCBO)'s Food & Drink magazine (Autumn 2008).
I am doing this for the same reasons Leo writes, below:
“It’s my way of finding out what’s truly necessary, of simplifying my life, of making room for other things.
I’m testing the boundaries of my needs. It’s good to test your personal boundaries now and then (or, if you’re me, all the time).
So what’s the Year of Living Without?
The terrible two’s. We’ve all heard about this challenging phase. We attempt to prepare ourselves by reading parenting books that highlight the “effective” or “right” ways to intervene with our kids. But until your toddler is sprawled out on the floor, crying hysterically and screaming bloody murder as onlookers size you up with a judgmental glare, you have no idea how intense, frustrating, confusing and embarrassing this behavior can be.
Life as a Mom is busy and hectic. Life as a Single Mom is exponentially busy and hectic. The lunches, carpools, schedules, laundry, social directing, and daily adventures keep Moms constantly on the go, and as a result we often forget to take time just for ourselves. It’s hard to balance family time with time for yourself. I know that for me, it’s always a struggle. After all, I see myself as Mommy first and then everything else follows.
Contributing factors include, but are certainly not limited to, the following: