I picked up a challah from Harbord Bakery today and it’s still warm. I got a brisket in the oven. And Adam picked up some grape juice so Ethan and I can do the blessing over the wine tonight. So far so good...all the boxes checked. Oh. And one more thing: Next week, Ethan starts Catholic school. No matter how many boxes I tick off in the Balabusta/Yenta Playbook, I know that this decision will disappoint a lot of people in my life. And while nothing is more . . .
Thanksgiving in Canada is celebrated much earlier than our neighbours south of the border! This year we spent Thanksgiving at our Aunt Lori and Uncle Ralph's cottage in Sydneham, Ontario. Not only do they have a beautiful home that backs on to a private lake, they have their fair share of animals that Ethan enjoyed visiting. Being off grid this weekend allowed me to reflect on this past year. Here are ten things for which I'm thankful for. My country. As the rest of the world . . .
This week I decided to wean Ethan from breastfeeding. And I did it COLD TURKEY. I started to recognize the subtle signs of readiness: using my nipples as a chew toy and my cleavage becoming a dustpan of sorts for crumbs and food leftovers. I knew this day would come but I didn't realize how sad I would be to give it up. A Short History I always knew I wanted to breastfeed but while it may look natural, no one really tells new moms just HOW HARD IT CAN BE! After Ethan was . . .
I was late to jump on the podcast train. While on maternity leave, I first started listening to podcasts during late-night cluster feeds and mountains of laundry. The presence of human voices made new motherhood a little less isolating. As a result, I was hooked. Podcasts are fabulous resources that have the ability to educate, entertain and refocus your brain. Not only are they easily accessible but you can listen to podcasts anywhere. Whether you are going for a walk, commuting . . .
It's a brand new week and unfortunately, it looks like the weather in Toronto has no plans of improving. Luckily, there are many great events going on in the city. Yesterday, my family and I checked out Family Sundays at the AGO and it was AMAZING! Here`s a look at our day. The Space We started our adventure in the Dr. Mariano Elia Hands-On Centre, a large space where children and families engaged in a number of different activities. At the centre was a table where children were . . .