Today marks the fifth anniversary of my mother's death. And while I suppose it's true that time eventually heals all wounds, my soul knows that there are some losses that take a piece of you with them, leaving behind a deep, deep fissure. Most days, you carry on and the crack is small; not … [Read more...]
6 Year Anniversary
This past Sunday was my 6 year wedding anniversary. When you hit these mini milestones, like a wedding anniversary, it really makes you reflect back on your wedding day. I won’t go into detail about the wedding but it was a fun day: perfect weather, perfect guests, and most of all perfect bride (yep … [Read more...]
Travel Spotlight: Eze and the South of France
Where do you want to go? This is the question my hubby asked me about 8 months ago when we knew our 20th anniversary was approaching. Italy? Hawaii? California? Iceland? Greece? Croatia? We finally decided on the south of France - the Cote d'Azur. We started in Nice where we spent a couple days … [Read more...]
Fourteen years ago vows were spoken. Fourteen years ago rings were exchanged. Fourteen years ago we were just a couple of kids trying to figure out how to be adults. We've gone from this: to this: Yesterday we drove the familiar drive down to Sick Kids for Eva's laser treatment. On … [Read more...]
Celebrating 110 at the King Edward Hotel
There are a few iconic buildings in Toronto but when you walk through the doors of the 110 year old King Edward Hotel, you can just feel the opulence and imagine all the incredible stories of grandeur (and gasp!...scandal) that have occurred throughout the years. Kind Eddy (as affectionately known … [Read more...]
Baby Delivery through Cyberspace.
Where do babies come from?Growing up we hear the stories of the stork and the cabbage patch but now that cyber space delivers more news then the stork we may need to consider adding a new tale. One year ago today news of my son was delivered to my inbox. Three photographs and a couple of … [Read more...]
Attention, Franklin Fans!
This weekend is the famous turtle's birthday - and he's turning 25! How can you celebrate? If you're in Toronto, the cheeky terrapin is having a big birthday bash at his namesake garden on Centre Island. It promises to be complete with music, crafts, and readings of his stories - even one by author … [Read more...]
My husband and I will be celebrating our ninth anniversary next week.Before we had kids we used to plan a weekend away to commemorate our commitment, but then our eldest daughter came along, with a birthday that just happened to fall one day before our anniversary. I remember lying in the hospital … [Read more...]
Where you’ll find me…
I love what I do here at UrbanMoms for many reasons but one of the things I enjoy the most is the opportunity to travel to all sorts of interesting places. Many of them are locations I have never even heard of, secret little gems. Another bonus is that most of the time I get to take someone along … [Read more...]
Weekend Update – 12 years. and I love my rings.
This weekend Sean and I celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary.Twelve years. Six postal codes. Three kids. Many ups. Too many downs.When I think back to our wedding several things stand out:The weather - it was gorgeous and sunny and hot and not a cloud in the sky (three … [Read more...]