If I don’t see you, Merry Christmas!

JOY to the WORLD

Well hello! I’m quiet lately, but it isn’t because I don’t like you very much. In fact, if you visit me, I like you a lot. Thank you for your website patronage. It has been a very busy year for our family. I am hoping to get back into the swing of things as my baby doesn’t need to hang off of me 24/7. That should be soon. I will be baby-gating all doorways and tethering him to a wall without electrical outlets and then … Continue reading

5 great practical Christmas gifts (that they will actually love!)

5 practical Christmas gift ideas they'll actually love!

Do you have someone in your life who’s tough to buy for because they seem to buy exactly what they want, when they want it? These people often have no idea what to say when you ask them what they’re hoping for this Christmas. I know. I have a few people like this to buy for on my list and it can be a challenge to shop for them. Here are a few things I use that I think would make great Christmas gifts — why? They’re the … Continue reading

Today: Remember

Remember the fallen, not just today, but any time you find yourself thinking “What a great country I live in.” Remember that you are here and you are free to enjoy this country as you do because someone put their life on the line. Remember not to take that for granted. Share the post “Today: Remember” FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestStumbleUponE-mail

Tangerine Holiday Double Bonus is Back!

woo hoo! tangerine ing direct holiday bonus returns!

I pass this on to my readers whenever I can because I like earning referral bonuses and I like when others get the chance to earn money for doing just about nothing too. Plus they’re a great bank. Read on. This year ING Direct became Tangerine when they were bought out by Scotiabank. Luckily, they still kept their popular holiday bonus promo where I refer you and they give you $50 free for enrolling using a referrer’s Tangerine Orange Key. If you like money, my Orange … Continue reading

5 Baby Items That Helped Save This Mom’s Sanity

5 Items That Helped Save This Mom's Sanity! -- commatose.ca

Have you noticed my blogging absence lately? Has it made the heart grow fonder? Are you rolling your eyes? Stop doing that. They’ll stick. As a parent I can say that now. It turns out kids are life-altering in just about every way you can imagine! A baby is a bundle of joy, love and is a living, breathing bootcamp for patience and problem-solving skills.   Here are some game-changing baby items that have saved our sanity. I’ve used affiliate links here but I have not … Continue reading

5 Ways to Stop Wasting Your Fruit

fruit smoothie pink

Since John’s been around, I’ve made a smoothie almost nightly to make sure I get in the fruit servings I miss out on during the day. It also keeps away the evening snackies and as such it’s been a lot easier to get rid of my pregnancy weight than I’d expected. My skin is also clearer than ever (uhh, except this giant pimple near my lip I happen to have for the first time in months as I write this), and now that John likes to play … Continue reading

One year ago today, my life changed.

John at 20 weeks old

Last August 19th, I found out my life was changing forever. I sat in disbelief, spouting happy obscenities to myself as I stared at a plus sign. From behind a closed door, Mixicat meowed something similar to the word “MOM?! MOOOOOMMMMM??” over and over, making me question my sanity and this moment even more. That night, I put the test in an envelope addressed in fake old lady handwriting to Miklos and left it on the counter for him to find. When he opened it up, … Continue reading

Been a month! Time to blog.

So, life is busy. For now, the DIYs are cut back because there is rarely a moment where I get time to open my laptop, let alone process pictures or post anything other than a Facebook status. (That stuff is usually done on my phone anyway.) However! When I do get some time, I will have a few goodies. Rit Dye is sending me some dye and fixative, which was a cool surprise via Twitter. So it’s almost time to dye (again)! So that’s one … Continue reading

1 month of Johnny

Johnny loves art

I never knew why our moms never killed us when we were bad kids. Now I know it’s not just because of the threat of jail. Not that Johnny has had a chance to be bad yet. Over the past month, though, I realized quickly that I love this kid so much that if he ever does something very wrong the only thing I could probably do is be extremely sad or disappointed. Parent-love is a new thing for me, at least from this perspective. I don’t know how people do … Continue reading

Hello, Baby Boy!

I have a few seconds to blog that I’ll never get back again if I don’t take advantage, so here are some pictures of our (very hairy) newborn boy! Meet John. Go ahead and tell me that heartburn and hairy-born babies is just a wives’ tale. I’m not inclined to believe you, as I may have the hairiest kid on the planet (since my own birth short years ago) and I complained more of heartburn than has any pregnant woman ever known. Somehow, he has darker … Continue reading