As I write this column, fall is quickly setting in and the winds of change are blowing – at least in my world – like never before, and rocking my world.
It’s an all-too-familiar scenario, one surely most of us have heard: the new mom, trying to adjust to her new role as mother and all that entails, feeling overwhelmed by so many things, including, in many cases, her well-meaning mother, […]
Breasts. I’ve been fascinated with them, especially mine, for as long as I can remember. At the age of 12, as a skinny, flat-chested pre-teen, showing absolutely no sign of developing the full, curvaceous breasts I was enviously noticing in […]
After a long period of emotional distance, my 13-year-old daughter and I are slowly making our way back to each other and beginning to heal our once-fractured relationship – and I am so very thankful. I went out for a simple, […]
No time for an arduous daily makeup routine? Ottawa-based Mistura has you covered. This fall, discover a super easy five minute, five-step makeover for a quick beauty boost. Applying makeup should be simple, fun and result in a natural, luminous […]
It was a sunny, sticky afternoon in late August 1998 – the 28th, to be exact. I was nine-plus months pregnant, and growing increasingly uncomfortable, weary and sluggish with every passing day. However, for some reason, on that day, I’d […]
What I love most about the west Ottawa neighbourhood in which I live is its proximity to the beach – about a 10-minute walk. Every summer, all summer long, my four-year-old daughter and I can be found enjoying this picturesque beach. Surrounded by lush […]
News flash: moms actually do enjoy sex. And why shouldn’t we? It relieves tension and stress, is great for our overall health, can help with better sleep, provides a youthful glow, helps with menstrual symptoms, and the list goes on and on. And many […]