• A Mothers Plea

    I write because I have to, it is a force within me I can not ignore. I write because it is therapeutic and I find solace that maybe just one other human being will relate to my words. Writing makes me…

  • Home

    Do you ever feel you are so far away from Home, yet you are sitting on the edge of your own bed? You reflect of what once was and what now is. Connecting all the physical dots is easy, if…

  • Finding Lyrical Beauty in…Life

    Okay seriously? Really? Can we just move forward and be done with all the lessons in life for just a little while! I need a breather here! I am pretty sure my Karmic debt was paid in full at the…

  • Live in the Clouds with Me!

    Whenever my kids are home from school for a break, whether it be summer, spring or winter, I always feel a connection to my past. I remember the same breaks as a little girl and it brings me back to…

  • I am Grateful ~

    Christmas feels different to me this year. I am on my own and for the first time, in a very long time, I feel relaxed. It feels uncomplicated, and I like it. I have so much love in my life…

  • Pink Shirt Day ~

    Bullying must stop! Every seven seconds a child is bullied in Canada, unfortunately a great number of these kids end up taking their own lives to escape the pain they feel every second of every day. I can’t imagine having…

  • Raising a Teenager…

    First things first, Mom and Dad, I love and appreciate everything you ever did for me growing up! You Rocked as parents! I loved hanging out with you. Our house always felt safe. Having kids of my own entering their teens I…

  • My Kids Survived Another Summer…barely!

    Have you ever thought of putting your kids on Craigslist? This summer I actually sat down and wrote an ad…just for fun *wink. “Two kids free to ANY family. Both need constant stimulation. A horse and NLL lacrosse star within…

  • Parenting ~

    Parenting is an ongoing struggle. Being a single parent is a challenge most of us wouldn’t want to face! The stereotypical single Mom is one who just gets by, has two kids, rents an apartment and gets some sort of…

  • Coaching and Sports!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACQUIE!! XOXO Coaching has a huge influence on a child’s ability to excel. Good coaching can make or break your child’s experience in sports or any other extracurricular activity they partake in. You don’t really appreciate a good…

  • I Can Do It All, Achoo!

    I am perfectly capable of taking care of the kids, house, dog, business, yard, etc etc etc and the list goes on! Blah blah blah! My days are crazy busy but I love it! I Can Do It All! I…

  • “You know what!”

    Our family has quite a few ‘sayings’ that make me laugh each time I hear them. My son has his favorite when someone is questioning him. It got the title of my post because it’s said the most by all…

  • Conditioning & Learned Behaviour~

    A learned behavior is a behavior that was observed by an individual that they find to be beneficial to them in some way.  We have all been taught these learned behaviors by our parents, teachers, pastors, councillors or anyone of…

  • Have You Ever Hauled Off and Spanked Your Child?

    Whether you did or didn’t ~ what did you learn from the experience? Jacquie loses all vestiges of her humanity and wallops the living daylights out of …this topic ~ A photo released to the press a while ago sparked…

  • Peer Pressure

    Schools Back and with that comes Peer Pressure!  When I think about the youth of the world I can’t help but think of those two words. I was at a local track meet before summer and was inspired watching the…

  • Relive One Day!

    Okay ladies if you could Relive One Day all over again what day would you pick and why? Tracy Relives the Past~ While running last Saturday August 15th 2009 which is my son Jesse’s birthday I couldn’t help but reflect…

  • Sports Day Ribbons…what’s happened to them?

    Individual Sports Day Ribbons are obsolete unless of course you really know how to decorate your bike.  We acknowledge the ‘artsy’ kids but not the ‘athletic‘ ones.  Why is that?  We grade our kids in Math, Spelling, Art, Science, Social…

  • Obligations and Expectations.

    Obligations and expectations are something everyone accumulates over time.  They can sneak up on you if you’re not careful.  They start to layer themselves on us until we start to feel like our lives are being directed by everyone but…

  • The Beach

    Isn’t the beach a fun place to be!  There are certain areas of the beach that should be completely avoided if you’re looking for solitude or a quiet book read.  But if your like me and totally get off on…