One Year

April 13, 2014 by Uncategorized 1 Comment

There was one thing I really wanted to ask my Mom before she passed. But I didn’t. Because asking her would have been an admission that I had lost all hope. Even when the doctors told her there was nothing left for them to do. […]


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 […]



Kid me never did anything she would have considered dangerous, edgy or wrong.  Kid-Nic played by the rules, at all times. When I was 13, I had a bunch of friends over for a sleepover.  It was your typical sleepover…we gorged ourselves on 2-for-1 pizza […]


Hug your Television

  It is my favourite week of the year!  It is the official start of the new television season!  *woot, woot* (Shout out to one of my fave 90′s dudes, Arsenio Hall, for returning to the late night scene!) I am a self-confessed television fanatic.  […]


New baby, NYC and CMT Clicks Chicks…AKA “How I spent my summer”

Howdy! OK – so its been a while.  I suck, I know.  My blog is gathering dust, tumbleweeds and a mildewy odour. Blame summer. Busy days, activity filled nights (get-your-heads-outta-the-gutter…I meant swimming n’ baseball) and Big Brother (I still *heart* you Chenbot…its not your fault […]



We’re all just water, skin and bones. Boring. (And gross…unless you’re into anatomy n’ such.) It is the random stuff in our personalities that make us…us. One of MamaKat’s prompts for this week was to give “15 Reasons You’re Awesome”. (But, because I’m a keener, […]


May 23, 2013 by Uncategorized 4 Comments

My Mom has read almost everything I’ve ever written. The only exceptions were university papers (b-o-r-i-n-g) and the journal I tried to keep when I was 9 years old. (Epic fail…I think I wrote two entries. Archie comics before bed were way more fun). Mom […]

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 […]


Everybody Poops – AKA, My Colonoscopy

In Ontario, the third Monday is designated as “Family Day.” A day dedicated to spending a winter’s day enjoying the people we love the most. Yesterday, I spent preparing for a colonoscopy…because two of the people I love (my Mom and my late Nanny) were […]

Sweet, funky release

…gotta buy diapers,  the bathroom floor is disgusting, where the hell is the hydro bill, Pud’s winter boots reek, should I make a dessert or an api for Saturday, I’ve got to put that dentist appointment on the calendar, the car is way overdue for […]

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 […]