Category: Fears

Why I’ve decided to try Dutch parenting

The internet’s been buzzing over the news that Dutch children are apparently the happiest in the world. They’re independent, smart, healthy, fit and report a high level of life satisfaction, whereas American children (and likely Canadian children) were at the bottom of the pack…

I’m Canadian and I’m scared

We played Barbies together on Tuesday afternoon. I didn’t tell her about the election specifically. She’s only four and a half and it isn’t even our country, so I wasn’t sure she’d understand. Instead, I made my Barbie announce she’d been elected president of…

Today’s the day

We bring Annabelle home today. And I’m kind of freaking out. The kids are oblivious. And weird. I’m nervous something will go wrong. I can’t stop thinking about last time. I’ve been in a psychopathic nesting rage for days now — cleaning and organizing…

I ordered a rug and now I’m freaking out

After what feels like years of pining after rugs and not being able to pull the trigger, I did it. I used birthday money + a healthy PayPal balance to buy this Verona Blue Area Rug on Wayfair. Isn’t she gorgeous? Yes, I jumped…

The Canadian who hates to drive in snow

Snow is beautiful to look at. I get excited about the first few snowfalls, like everyone else. When it’s softly falling outside my window, it makes me want to put on a fire and light my (fake) candles and drink hot chocolate because snowwwwwwwwwww!…

When there are no words …

I posted back in December about the toddler’s speech — or, ah, lack thereof — and then kind of never mentioned it again. In the blog world, it got lost in the shuffle of posts about having a little girl, and ruffles and heartburn…

Egg-ellent progress

Strange thing #4692 I have learned about parenthood: The things you obsess most over? You will eventually be like, “Meh!” Example: I used to be really nervous about giving Baby Boy eggs. “They have a high allergy risk!” I’d cry. I never let him…

I’m like a doctor … kinda!

Totally forgot to update you guys on my course last weekend! It went really well, and I feel quite a bit less terrified than I was before. I’ll start from the beginning. I have been in two situations in the past where I, personally,…

When it’s over …

How do you know when you should stop breastfeeding?When do the health benefits of breastfeeding stop?What is a good age to wean your baby? I have been going Google crazy, people. Those are just a few of the search topics I’ve been pounding out…

Hush, little baby

Uh-oh! Baby Boy is doing something new, and — unlike most of his exciting milestones — this is NOT a good one! He has become really sensitive about loud (or weird) noises. It came out of nowhere! I first noticed it on Sunday, we…

When moms worry about choking …

You know my fear of choking? Specifically, Baby Boy choking? He has almost done it.And every time, I almost have a heart attack. Two weeks ago, he stuffed too many puffs in his mouth and started to sputter. He wasn’t actually choking, but it…

The thing we’re too scared to talk about …

Yes, the time has come to blog about The Thing That Will Not Be Named. OK, fine, I’ll name it: SIDS. I’m tired of having it cause me so much worry, and yet not blog about it. SIDS has basically terrified me since I…