CMT sucks, my hands smell great and I’m off English Muffins

I realized that I haven’t updated my blog in 72 days. 72 days – the length of Kim Kardashian’s marriage to “The Hump.” I’m taking this as a sign. I mean ‘c’mon…how often does one’s blog lapse synch up to a celebrity marriage? Over the […]


The Pud, His Nanny and My Memories

The hardest part about death is the realization that you are never, ever, ever going to see that person again. With each day, the gulf between your time together and “now” gets wider. My Mom and Pud were tight. Pud loved sleeping over at my […]

Charcot-Marie-Tooth and Casting

Hello my fellow CMTers!  (Sorry to my non-CMT friends as this will be an uberdull post). So, The Pud had his appointment with his doc a few weeks ago.  He’s losing range of motion in part of his foot.  So we’ve added new exercises and […]

Simple Spring Shoe Shopping…Shocking!

Soooo…have I mentioned I hate shoe shopping? (Totally rhetorical…I sometimes think the name of this blog should be “I Hate Shoe Shopping” as it seems to be a consistent theme.) As happy as I was to see the snow melt, I realized that it meant […]

The Ring

  J. and I were practically kids when we got married.  I was 24, he was 23.  We were fresh out of university and living in a zero-room apartment.  Even though we knew we wanted kids, having them seemed to be in a time far, […]

Bringing our kids to the music

“Don’t live your life around the kids – make the kids part of your life.” My hair dude have me this piece of advice when I was pregnant with The Pud. Best piece of parenting advice we’re received. Pud has been everywhere – museums, NHL […]


Obama Day. AKA – My favourite Pud story ever.

2009 had already been a long year – and it was only January 20th. It was cold, it was snowy and our city was in the midst of a bus strike. All of the elements combined turned our 30 minute communte into a 2 1/2 […]

Frozen By Fear

  I can’t skate. It is not for lack of trying. When I was 8 and Craf-T was 6, my parents signed us up for skating lessons. Craf-T was quickly gliding across the ice while I still clung to the boards. At the conclusion of […]

Typical Saturday Morning

I’m awake. Never fails.  A Saturday when I have a jam packed day of errands, meet-ups and grandiose supper plans, my body wakes me up at 5:30AM.  Adrenaline?  Nerves?  Who knows.  But it is freakin’ annoying. I’m just going to lay here and enjoy the […]

My Christmas Resolutions

I love Christmas.  I have always loved Christmas and will continue to love Christmas.  It is my favourite time of the year.  But I have found that the older I get, the more frenzied and stressed I become.  I’m so busy trying to make a memory, I […]


The Christmas Parade: A Timeline

3:30PM – Pack up multipurpose vehicle (I do not, repeat, do NOT drive a minivan) for parade. Contents included (but not limited to): – one stroller – one fully stocked diaper bag – one grocery bag full of food to be handed off to the […]

Why I started Nattering Nic….

It has been a few months since my last Vlog.  I thought Vlogging would be easy and was, in fact, a cop out from the art of writing.  I was wrong.  Vlogging is haaaarrrd.  Especially for ultra chatty, unable to be succinct me. Plus, I […]