What Being A Parent Is Really Like

When your childless self envisions what being a parent will look like, you usually think of the blissful life you are sure to have. The kind of life you imagine families in commercials have. You think you will be prepared and embrace being a parent with all the patience, wisdom and understanding your parents didn’t have.

You read and read and read up on how to parent properly, so to speak. What to do and what not to do. You declare you won’t set bad habits for your baby. You will sleep when the baby sleeps. Dinner will be ready on the table every night when you’re off on maternity leave. Your child will never talk back to you because you will shut that shit down before it even starts.

You think…

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Bathroom Etiquette That You Can Actually Relate To

It should go without saying what’s appropriate or acceptable for grown men and women to do in a bathroom. I find myself slightly fascinated by the kinds of things I see and find when I’m in a washroom.

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Returning To Work After Maternity Leave

I knew before I even started my maternity leave that returning to work was going to be more than my heart could handle. Today was my first day back to work after maternity leave and my heart and soul are aching. I sobbed more than I even anticipated I would. In fact, I blatantly avoided co-workers because talking about it made me tear up again.

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This Is 30 – 7 Reasons Turning 30 Can Be Tough

I’ve heard people talk about how turning 30 was a life changing event all my life. Turning 30 seems, for no reason in particular, seems to be the magic age when a person crosses the threshold into serious adulthood and the last ounce of youth left in you slips away.

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I’m Not Religious, But I Still Have Beliefs

I am not religiousThat’s right, I said it. I don’t identify myself as religious, however I am definitely not Atheist either.

So what does that mean?

When someone asks me what my beliefs are, it’s not easy to answer. I don’t say, “I’m (fill in the blank)” and them just understand what that means. I have to literally explain what I believe. I’m often left feeling like I just made something up on the spot after I’m done explaining. It feels as though I need to be part of an organized religion for my beliefs to be taken seriously.

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