Sunday, March 23, 2014

My fight with depression

Before I was married and had children, there was a time that I suffered with depression.  It was a tough fight and at the time, I wasn't sure I was going to survive it. I sabotaged my happiness any time I came close to getting it.  I feel blessed to be married to hubby because there was a time that as much as I loved him I kept pushing him away.  With the help of medication and the love of my hubby, I was able to get through it.  I have been med free for approximately the last 10 years.

So you might ask, why am I sharing this now?  Well, depression is a condition that is always with you.  The last few weeks, I have found that I have been more emotional than normal and I seem to lose my temper pretty quickly.  I find myself getting frustrated with the kids over silly things and picking fights with hubby.  I recognize that this is not normal for me and I feel that it is time to evaluate what is happening in my life to discover the source of my issues.

I think that part of my getting through this time, is sharing and talking about it.  I know that when I suffered before, it helped when I opened up to my friends and hubby.  I don't want to suffer in silence.  I want to share my story because I know that there are people in this world who feel they are alone and I want them to know that they are not.  That even if there is not someone close to them who can relate to them, there are others in this world like myself who have been there.

Please keep me in your thoughts as I deal with this.  Also, if any of you are out there who know what I am going through, I would love to hear from you.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

March Break is Over!

I am so excited to have been able to spend time with my kids as I work from home, but I have to admit I am glad March Break is over!  I have respect for stay at home moms.  It is not an easy job.  Taking care of our kids, keeping the house clean and making meals, it's a 24/7 job!

It has been a little more difficult to blog as much as I would like.  I have been quite busy working with momstown Milton getting the new website up.  If you haven't checked it out yet, what are you waiting for?  Things are starting to slow down now, so I will be online more.  I have a few reviews scheduled so stay tuned!

So what's new with us?  GM has decided he wants to potty train!  He will come and get us whenever he has to poop but never when he has to pee.  I have had to clean ALOT of  I have been leaving him in pull ups lately.  I'm not sure he is quite ready yet but the fact that I don't have to clean poopy diapers is a big plus for me!  He still isn't talking much.  He is trying and he has about 12 words that are clear in his vocabulary.  We had an appt last week with a pediatrician who isn't overly concerned but has suggested we try speech therapy and we are also going to get his hearing checked.  We have that apt next week. 

B is doing well in school.  She is showing interest in reading and writing.  We are working on it and it will be a long road as she has a tough time with sitting still and gets frustrated when she comes across a word she doesn't know. She will sound it out but has a tough time putting it together.  She is going to be 6 next month.  I would like to see her get to a point where she doesn't get so frustrated but I am sure that is a quality she got from me.  I find I am the same way:(  We will have to work on that together.

As for me, I am working with momstown Milton as the Community Manager and Advertising Rep.  I have been actively looking for full time work but have not found anything close to home.  I don't want to commute to work so it is important to find something in Milton.  I am still writing for the Wedding Planner GTA magazine every few months and have started some freelance editing as well.  I have also started to focus on selling Park Lane Jewellery.  I am excited for my first party of the year which is coming up in a couple of weeks. 

I look forward to blogging more and am thankful to those of few who have been hanging around.  Thanks for sticking with me and to those who have contacted me, thanks for checking in!  I appreciate you all!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Do you have a child who will be attending prom this year?  Have they already started looking for THE dress?  Here is a way to help your little girl find the PERFECT outfit for their long awaited night.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Tortle Beanie - product reviews

Many of you know that in GM's first year, we had to have him wear helmet because he had Plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome).  As a mother it was tough because I kept wondering if it was my fault that he had a flat head.  Did I not lay him in bed properly, should I have propped him up more, what else could I have done to avoid this?  But I know, that I really did to everything I could.  Even since birth, my little man was pretty stubborn and he had a favorite way to sleep and no matter how I put him to bed, he always ended back in that position.

I was recently introduced to a product called the Tortle Beanie.  I truly wish I had know about this product when GM was born.  I really believe it would have helped and we wouldn't have had to go through the whole process of him wearing a helmet. 

"The Tortle is an FDA cleared medical device that looks like any other soft-knit baby cap, with one important distinction - its rolled-edge which keeps baby's head gently turned alternately to one side and then the other."

The Tortle comes in blue and pink and in 3 different sizes:
S    0-2 months / 5-10 lbs (13-15" head circumference)
M   2-4 months / 10-15 lbs (15-16.5" head circumference)
L    4-6 months / 15-20 lbs (16.5-18" head circumference)

This is a great investment for anyone with a newborn and would make a great shower gift for anyone expecting.  A molding helmet can cost anywhere between $1000 - $3000 and is not covered by all insurance plans.  For only $21.95 you can reduce the chances of your child ever needing one.  Click here to purchase your Tortle Beanie today.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Spring Made by Hand Show

Anyone interested in attending the Spring Made by Hand Show at the International Centre in Mississauga this year?  It is on April 12, 2014.  If you are looking to purchase tickets, click here:)

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Valentine's Specialfrom Kidorable

From January 31st through Valentine’s Day, February 14th, Kidorable makes it easy to say ‘I love you’ to the special children in your lives with a FREE pair of our adorable Heart Gloves with a $20 order.

Hop on over to and use coupon code LOVEYOU at checkout to get your FREE pair of Heart Gloves. You will need to add the heart gloves to your cart first.  Kidorable has a number of great outdoor accessories to choose from including scarves, hats, rain gear and backpacks.  Get your order in today so you don't miss this great deal!