Showing posts from April, 2015

Springtime Things…

This spring seems to be bringing some interesting things and changes to BJAMS!  The kids and I surprised James and showed up to support him this weekend at the LRUTS run.  The times seem to be changing regarding local races, so we are not sure about the future of this event, but it’s been a good few years and didn’t want miss it!I can officially announce that I have been chosen to race the first ever Women’s Toronto Nike 15k!  I registered myself in the draw and was one of many who were chosen to race this event.  A few things drew me to this event, but the deciding factor was finding out this race was benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada.  My dad fought this yucky disease – and thanks to his amazing fighting spirit and miracle chemo drugs, he has put himself into full remission.  Without the research team affiliated with this society, my dad may not have been able to fight this disease.  I’ll be proudly running for him on June 14!Our poor baby boy had to have a cys…

Thanks Mom!

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I thought this was quite appropriate… Thanks mom, I Luv U!

My Godson’s Baptism ♥

Levi was Baptized this past Sunday.  It was a beautiful day all around.  I’m so proud of Levi, he is our little sweetheart!!Godparents with Levi’s parents  (Jenn’s brother Tom is Levi’s Godfather)Levi’s card from Annika and SelenaJenn and her sisters – Aileen and LauraSkillsA little injury..Family photo op

PINK’s dress is one topic that I seem to be so sensitive to.WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE??????I’ve thankfully never been affected by any type of eating disorder – but I know how serious and horrible this illness can be.  I wish people could realize that even the smallest comments focused on someone’s looks can contribute to this illness. I am always quite flabbergasted at the amount of people in this word who focus on weight.  I’ve had the opposite comments – “you’re too skinny.”  These type of comments are never ok.  People may think that calling someone “skinny” is ok.  Why is the comment even made in the first place?  I don’t like it as much as another doesn’t like being called “chubby.”  I’ve banned the word “fat” from our house, and also banned any comment or conversation based on weight in front of my girls.  I don’t want my two beautiful girls to think that body im…

Easter Weekend 2015

Easter felt like Christmas this year… not sure that we’ll see another green Christmas followed by a white Easter for a while!  Char and John joined the fun this year.  We went to Mountsberg for some pancakes and syrup and a little Easter hunt for the kids.New dresses and coats from auntieLet the egg hunt begin!

Affording a stay-at-home mom

Since my husband is a numbers guy, I thought this article was very cute.  All moms know what’s its like to wake up to immediate machine-mode, heads down and “get the work done” (as James likes to say!)  You do the work without question, without hesitation, without expectation.  Sometimes, at the end of a long day, it’s nice to have a little acknowledgement about the hurdles of the day’s work, but if not, guess what… you wake up and do it all again because that’s what your family needs.Since I’m lucky enough to be running my own business from my home, I’ve had the best (and worst…)of both worlds – stay-at-home mom combined with working mom.  Yes… some days do feel impossible – like I’m going to keel over at any moment – as if I’ve signed myself up for the impossible – but, I do it, not because I need acknowledgment or because I’m trying to prove some uppity point to someone; but because I love my kids and my family, and I will do whatever it takes to keep my house and family at its bes…