Hoop’s Memorial Hockey Game

Last night Team Adventurers were thrilled to attend a Memorial Hockey game.  Rain and Moxie’s Dad (Hoop) has some amazing friends who put together an impressive show and after party in his honour.  The proceeds (a whopping $4,466) are to be transferred to a trust fund for Rain and Moxie. To make the evening even more…

My life with (and without) kids. Before and After.

My Life with Kids (ADD – After Daddy Died) I was looking through some of my older pieces of writing and came upon something that I wrote about a year ago. It speaks of my weekends alone when the kids would go to their Dad’s house and how they sometimes resembled that of a teenager whose…

#BellLetsTalk Day

January 28th, 2015 is Bell Let’s Talk Day; A day to talk openly about mental health issues. January 28th, 2015 also marks 267 days since Jason (my ex-partner and father of our kids) took his life. 267 days of grief. 267 days of heaviness that fades but never goes away. 267 days of regret. I’ve…

It was the best of times.. It was the worst of times..

Wow. This year seemed long. And yet I remember very little of it prior to the tragic day of May 6th.  Our lives have truly become divided into BDD (Before Daddy Died) and ADD (After Daddy Died). Up until then, I would have said my hardest year was the year after Jason and I separated….

The most beautiful (crooked) Christmas tree ever..

In a plastic world, I am a hopeless lover of that which is real. Consequently I sit on the real Christmas tree side of the ongoing debate. The smell is infinitely better than any air freshener on the market and I’m even able to overlook the pine needles that inevitably make their way into every…

Dear Jerk (6 months later)

Yes. You’re still a jerk. The kids and I had a soul-satisfying summer. We went on a 3-week road trip/pilgrimage across Western Canada. It was an amazing journey of healing for all of us. We grieved for you daily but felt strong and connected. “Look at us. We’ve got our shit together!” Then September bitch…

Trial Run: Distraction

We are 7 sleeps away from our road trip adventure and I may be starting to panic. Just a little. All of a sudden, driving from Mississauga to Seattle in a mere 3 weeks doesn’t sound like enough time. But then again, I still need to consult a map in some sort of detail. Last…