I Am Miss M and Mr. Z’s Mom

If you had asked me 10 years ago who I was, I would have had an answer for you. I was the girl who jumped out of airplanes, camped across Southern Africa, partied all night, danced until the sun came up and went to work mere hours later only to do it all over again…

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Toque Season Is Over… For Now…

It’s fair to say that most Canadians have a favourite winter accessory. For some, it’s a snowboard or skis or jacket. Maybe snowshoes, goggles or boots? For me? It’s my collection of toques. And now that it’s FINALLY spring, I can pack them away. I couldn’t be sadder… or happier! Okay, for those of you…

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What Not To Say To A Woman Who Is Pregnant and Overdue

Boy oh boy! When you are pregnant, people think they can say anything to you. Even worse, they think they can reach out and touch you. That’s a no no. I’ve been pregnant and overdue, twice! Both of my babies were overdue and clearly I got very crabby about the situation, especially during the last…

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Top 5 Reasons to Take Your Vacation at Beaches Resorts

For the past three years, my family and the family of my daughter’s best friend have taken our winter vacation together. In those past three years, we’ve enjoyed Beaches Resort in Turks and Caicos twice and Beaches Resort in Negril once. We can honestly say that we are completely blown away by the atmosphere, the…

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Travelling With Hypothyroidism

I was diagnosed in 2013 with hypothyroidism and then subsequently with Hastimotos, an auto-immune disorder a couple months later. I was so distressed that managing hypothyroidism while travelling would be a big issue. Hashimoto’s disease is a condition in which your immune system attacks your thyroid, a small gland at the base of your neck below…

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Reprieve From The Chaos

My moment, a chance to escape. I lock the door. My reprieve from the chaos. I make noises like the toilet seat lifting, hitting the tank. I drop my belt on the floor for a dramatic sound effect. I pause in front of the mirror. I thought this expensive lighting was supposed to make me…

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