Archive for July, 2008
Wednesday, July 30th, 2008
I was at the airport to pick up my girlfriend for a weekend visit. I brought my son with me and in order to keep an eye on him, I put on his squeaky shoes. They sound just like a squeaky dog toy. For the most part, people gave a giggle and a smile when he walked past them… But… there was that one person who gave me an evil look.
I proceeded over to explain to him, “I’m not about to lose my son in an airport and these shoes help me keep tabs on where he is”. After explaining why he had on the annoying shoes, he rolled his eyes and walked away.
Mommies everywhere – don’t let one grumpy guy get in the way of your parenting!!
You can get the shoes from Little Soles.
Here’s a look of a you tube video of the shoes…
Monday, July 28th, 2008
I got my husband a Wii Fit for his birthday. Soon I realized that I actually got it for me. I love, love, love it!!! I’m not a video game fan, but this is GREAT. The whole family can enjoy it! I was surprised how much I love it. I also learned how out of shape I’m in… so maybe the Wii can help me. Ha ha!
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008
This month’s magazine has a great article in it that I think women should have a look at. All you really need to keep you healthy from baby to 80. It breaks down the different generations and what we, as women, should look out for. In our 30′s it’s about fatigue, our 40’s are screening for breast cancer and during menopause our deep breathing. Check it out and keep yourself informed. Online at www.chatelaine.com
Thursday, July 17th, 2008
This has been a very profound week for me as I reflect back on 1 year. As my son turned 1 this week – I’m looking back at the year and pondering the lessons I’ve learned in only a year.
1.) Naps are out.
The only time you nap is when your baby is an infant, and when they nap you nap. And if your child doesn’t nap, you don’t nap.
2.) Children are more work than work itself.
I love my job because it gives me a chance to go somewhere to be that part of me that I was before my son was born. Work is relaxing. It’s when I come home that I’m more hectic than I’ve ever been. (A good hectic mind you)
Last but not least. I’ve never known love like I do with my child. I always knew I loved my husband and my family. But the deep, incredible, strong love you have for your child is like no other love you will ever have for anyone. I feel very blessed to have my son in my life.
Wednesday, July 16th, 2008
Calgary’s Feist made a guest apperance on Sesame Street! Cool! Here in Calgary you can check out Sesame Street at the Telus Science Centre. I went with my son on his first birthday. He LOVED Elmo! Then the rest of the time was spent with mommy chasing him around the whole place!!!
Click to enjoy Feist on Sesame Street.
Monday, July 14th, 2008
My son is up and running! It was only a week ago that he started to walk… and now he’s running! Why walk when you can run! His new nick name is bruiser. With running come the burses on his face. Poor guy.
It’s funny how children develop differently. I have a friend who has a daughter a month and a half older than my son. She can’t walk by herself yet, but she has 20 words already! WOW. My son can say da da, ma ma, hat and bath.
And… tomorrow is the big day! The big 1! So if I sound a little emotional on the radio it’s because my baby is growing up so fast!!
Friday, July 11th, 2008
How can you tell when your husband is fed up with your healthy way of eating… you find the garbage full of fast food bags and wrappings!
Ha ha! I laughed yesterday when I found the garbage can in the garage full of fast food findings! He’s very supportive of my new found lifestyle of eating healthy – but behind my back he’s been going to the joints to pick up the goods!
You see… this new way of eating is working for me. But my husband doesn’t really need it. He’s tall and slim and could use a burger or two. It was actually very nice of him to hide it from me. Thanks honey!!
Wednesday, July 9th, 2008
Ah – ha! I finally figured it out. Ever wonder why teenagers and young adults sleep so much??? I figured it out… they’re storing up their energy for when they have their own kids!
Once you have a child, you don’t sleep anymore. My son is a year now, and he should be sleeping 11 to 12 hours a night. Right? No! He finally started to sleep through the night at 6 and a half months. But now at 1, he’s up a couple of times. He’s up in the middle of the night because of teething. (Mind you he only has 1 tooth so far – but I’m sure the others are coming.)
So if you think you get to get that 7 to 8 hours a night you’re used to – forget it! Time to find that stored energy you tucked away from your teenage sleeping days!
When will I sleep again???
So, if I sound a little out to lunch sometimes on the air – it’s because I was up a couple of time with my peanut who’s determined to play at 3am.
Friday, July 4th, 2008
It was last year at this time that I welcomed my son into this world. A very exciting and yet overwhelming experience. If you have children, you’ll always remember those first few months. Your life changes so quickly – you don’t have time to think about it – until later! You’re running off of adrenaline and sleep deprivation. Thank goodness for family and friends. I know I wouldn’t have survived if I didn’t have my family and my husband’s family around. I owe a HUGE thanks to our family friend Sandy as well.
Sandy showed up a couple times a week with a prepared meal! It’s funny how you forget to eat when there’s a newborn around!
But it wasn’t until a month after my son was born that one of the hardest moments in my life happened. I lost my dear brother. On top of the hormones from having a baby, I was dealing with the loss of my big brother. Family came to town and our home was busy. That’s when it hit me… I need some help. Help with putting things together. Meals! I was feeding baby, feeding family and trying to remember to feed myself.
If there’s one thing you think you can do to help in these circumstances… there is! Mama Luv. I found this incredible website that provides nutritious and delicious catered meals to make your friends and loved ones lives a little easier when they need it most. They deliver across Canada. Not only is it a great gift for new moms (parents), they also cater to people undergoing chemotherapy, or recuperating from surgery, or as a condolences gift or a gift for an elderly parent, or busy professional.
Just a little something to think about when you’re looking for a gift for someone who needs a little help! www.mamaluv.ca
Thursday, July 3rd, 2008
Everyone has that someone who looks out for them. You know that person at work that gives you a snack from their lunch if you’re hungry and you forgot yours on the counter. That person who has a band-aid in their purse when you get a paper cut. That person who lends an ear when you’ve had a disagreement with your boss.
Here, at Lite 96, I have to thank Pam. Pam is our AMAZING receptionist! She’s that person who looks out for me. On those days I forget my lunch she makes sure I know when the “Lunch Lady” is here. She’ll track me down! And recently, she’s babying my baby toe. I stubbed it good on Wednesday. It’s now black, blue, purple and red. She marked my toe with a pen and said if the red goes past this line, I better go to a doctor. Thanks for caring Pam! We all need people like you!