June 20, 2020

I'm nine weeks pregnant which means in just 31 weeks time I"m going to cradling a mutant. I mean infant! As happy as I am, dare I say, am I ready for this? Do I want this?

I feel like social media in general has become this giant circus of mom Influencers like Jillian Harris posting endless photos of how "amazing" motherhood is. Every pic so filtered and photoshopped, every family member beaming with smiles day in and day...

June 16, 2020

I knew I wanted to do something special to break the news to Deryck but just didn't know what. I'm a firm believer that once-in-a-lifetime moments like getting engaged or telling your sperm donor, I mean partner, you're pregnant, should be private between the two people so there was no way in hell I was going to film the moment and put it on Facebook. I thought "Well I could always get him a quirky "The Man Behind the Bump''...

June 1, 2020

So....I'm pregnant! I can't believe the words as I'm typing it, but there is in fact a little baby Irmen in my belly! I honestly am so surprised how quickly we conceived. Ever since we cancelled our September wedding due to COVID-19 we've been toying with the idea of just putting off the wedding for a few years and having a baby instead. However it wasn't until a few months ago when we were watching TV I turned to Deryck and s...

December 28, 2019

After more than a dozen years of painful mostly painful, heartbreaking dating experiences, I can't believe I'm writing this...I'm engaged! Yes, I found a man crazy enough to agree to be with me forever. As I write these words I still feel like I'm in a dream. My entire 20s were full of mainly heartbreak. One failed relationship after another where I put all my hope into a man only to have my heart stomped on repeatedly.

How b...

September 6, 2019

If you don't hit it off with a guy right away on the first date, does that mean you're destined for failure? That's one of the questions asked in a really good book I'm reading right now called 'Mid-Life Ex-Wife'. The book's about a recently divorced 50 year old woman who jumps into online dating with her heart and vajayjay wide open. Ok it may not be WIDE open, but this chick is pretty much up for anything. You know those cla...

January 3, 2019

I was born on New Years Day. It’s fun to tell people this beceause I always get a look of shock and excitement over their faces, with “no way!” being the usual response. Yes, I was the first baby born at Royal Columbian Hospital in 1987 coming into the world at 5:23am. Now it seems New Year’s babies are born literally at the stroke of midnight (I swear doctors tell women to hold off on pushing)…I guess back then it wasn’t as b...

December 29, 2018

My friend Carly asked me to go to Spinco in Cloverdale a few nights ago. In case you didn't know, spin classes are all the rage right now partly due to Amy Schumer's movie "I Feel Pretty' which has a lot of spin scenes. I call the workout the "Instagram" of workouts because the contemporary studio decor and "you can do it" sayings that greet you when you enter the studios literally feel like you're in an Instagram post of a wo...

December 29, 2018

Love doesn't ask questions.
No ifs, ands, whys or buts.
It just is.

Love doesn't leave scars.
No stinging words or cold stares.
Just warmth.

Love love, in all its glory.
Seasons come, flowers die.



November 25, 2018

Despite being a pretty young blonde I was bullied quite a bit in Elementary school. Memories that still stick with me.

November 18, 2018

So, something happens when you turn 30. You all of a sudden you have back fat. In no lie at the stroke of midnight on my 30th I literally turned around and there were two bulges where no bulge had been before. I'm not talking huge pockets of lard spilling out the sides of your dress. This is what I like to refer to as "skinny girl fat". From the front everything looks good. Long and lean, no fat to see seen. However turn aroun...

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