I know what I’m not, but I don’t know what I am

I am not gluten intolerant.I am not a heavy drinker.I don’t consume dairy products.I’ve tried cutting foods out of my diet.I’ve had every test under the sun. I’ve had blood work and colonoscopies.I’ve spoken to naturopathic professionals, and gastroenterologists.I’ve eaten strictly vegan.I’ve tried FODMAP.Keto.Paleo.Liquid.Rice cakes and peanut butter.Starvation. I was told to eat only raw … Continue reading I know what I’m not, but I don’t know what I am

Happy Anniversary!

Happy anniversary, Ty and Danielle! I cannot thank you enough for being my family. Not just my bio family, but my chosen family. The family that my kids can reach out to. The family that shows up for everything. Thank you for being a good example to our kids, and to us. Thank you for … Continue reading Happy Anniversary!

Is It Illness or Is It Fibromyalgia?

It’s time for another fun game of Is It Illness Or Is It Fibromyalgia!! Cheeks flushed? ☑️Muscles aching? ☑️Headache? ☑️Scratchy throat? ☑️Intense shoulder pain? ☑️Overwhelming fatigue? ☑️On the edge of tears? ☑️Irritability? ☑️Feverish? ☑️Ears ringing? ☑️ So the consensus is???? Who the heck knows? If it looks like a horse, sounds like a horse, and … Continue reading Is It Illness or Is It Fibromyalgia?

It’s My Birthday

Today started with a my favouritest cupcakes in the world, a Stanley/Pretzel Day Birthday card, and a brand new Smash + Tess romper from Danielle on my porch before I even woke up. It just kept getting better and better as kind words and thoughtful posts and birthday/birthday-ish phone calls were made. My brother found … Continue reading It’s My Birthday

Yesterday… she turned 13.

Yesterday… yesterday my baby turned 13. This amazing, stubborn, creative, kind, hilarious, silly, clever, empathetic, beautiful young woman is has graced us with her presence for 13 years. Yesterday… yesterday, I brought her home from the hospital with no idea what I was getting myself into. I was happy, grateful, scared, and deeply in love. … Continue reading Yesterday… she turned 13.

We’re Trying

We’re doing our best. We are tired, we are anxious, but we are trying. She and I are very alike, which inevitably leads to head-butting. We both feel anxious at times, and sometimes those times coincide. We both have autoimmune disorders, so I try to empathize, but sometimes my empathy button is broken, and I … Continue reading We’re Trying

My awesome girl

Yesterday, I went to the office for the first time since March 5th to collect my things and officially become a work from home mama. While I was unpacking, my girl found my blue light glasses, and made them her own. I cannot believe that this young woman is my baby girl. She is nearly … Continue reading My awesome girl

Four Sigmatic Black Friday Sale

Sleep is not always my best friend. Insomnia and I are much more likely to be hanging out at bedtime, so I am taking a minute to enjoy the Four Sigmatic Mushroom Cocoa mix. It smells soooooo yummy and feels like a hug from grandma. (No, seriously, it does.) Made with reishi mushrooms, I get … Continue reading Four Sigmatic Black Friday Sale

Thank you, Canada for Socialized health care

Thinking of the health care workers, public health workers, grocery workers, and teachers who are leaving their families at home, and walking into the second wave of the pandemic. Thank you for everything that you are doing. Thank you for keeping the world moving forward. Thank you for keeping us safe. I want to also … Continue reading Thank you, Canada for Socialized health care

It’s not perfect

Life isn’t perfect. Especially right now. COVID numbers are going up in my province. There was an exposure at my kids’ school that by the time I found out about it, it was too late to quarantine them. I spent more money in October than I should have, so in November I am feeling the … Continue reading It’s not perfect