4 things 2017 taught me

In the usual vein of reflection, anticipation, inspiration and of course celebration, I decided to do a short write up on what lessons the past year served to me.

1. I most certainly CANNOT blog for a living.πŸ˜„

I never wanted my blog to be a money making venture hence the reason I never looked into securing ad space and by extension never felt the pressure to create content simply to fulfill that purpose. I never write just for writing’s sake, I write when I’m inspired. Interesting moments happen in my life, sometimes mom related, sometimes not.  Of course the flip of that would be that there are no demands on me to write hence the weeks and sometimes months apart from post to post. It’s not that I don’t have anything to write, my draft box is full both on WordPress and in my brain and if needs be sometimes I post snippets on Facebook. I just need to prioritize my time better and add a specific blog time to my weekly schedule if needs be. This is definitely a 2018 improvement step.πŸ€“

2. Half the fun of parenting is figuring out how to navigate children who are vastly different.

Now that Boyo is fully coming into his own at the ripe old age of 18 months, it is interesting to watch him learn and develop, perhaps even more so than my first two gremlinz. He likes to touch stuff, fixes, probes and prods,  focused with the fingertips and laser sharp with his observation as though he must know why things work.  This is opposed to my Mam’zelle who loves singing, dancing, creating things, drawing, has a vivid imagination and telling me what works in clothes and makeup. Son-son is the one into books and facts, information, likes to be the first to know and the first to spread knowledge. Now what happens when these three worlds  collide? That’s the fun (and sometimes admittedly frustrating)  part. πŸ™ƒ

3. Keep the eyes on the prize

When I look back on 2017 I don’t think I accomplished anything that I had ‘planned’ at the beginning of the year. As a matter of fact it was one wompity womp after the next. Now my go-to motto is to hope for the best and expect the worst but with one deflating disappointment after the next,  it was a struggle to remain positive in spite of it all. However here I am, alive on the 31st probably because I have to  try again, maybe use a different formula and see things in a different light so what is due to me finds no difficulty in finding me.πŸ™

4. Let selfishness reign….your money….your time….

Reward thyself! You bloody well deserve it dammit! 2017 was the year of getting my makeup stash in an acceptable order and I spent my coins to make sure that I got stuff that EYE wanted (thus dubbing 2018 the year of ah-not-buying-no-more-makeup-unless-absolutely-necessary-but-ah-sure-it-go-be-something-else-taking-my-dollars).πŸ™ˆ As it relates to my time, I’ve done a pretty decent job of ensuring that my ‘me’ hour or so is carved out of my schedule. I most DEFINITELY could have put in more gym time especially this Christmas was savage on the belly 😩 and as mentioned before, more blogging time. But this remains a staple for me and I encourage all other mothers to do the same. Don’t wonder when you will get time to exercise or write or take a drink or breathe. Find it in your day. I am going to try to maintain my very early morning workouts, my stolen moments eating desserts in my car and my colouring books in my office. πŸ˜†

So here’s to 2018! I’m not one to make resolutions, I am only striving to be a better version of myself day after day. I hope you are too! See you on the flip!







This is the time of year when people take stock of the past and make promises for the future. I’m not one for resolution-making as I can’t make new year plans for my life in let’s say July. My past has been checkered with detours and curve-balls so I don’t even bother anymore. This is not to say that there aren’t overall plans eh, it’s just that I’ll be taking it one day at a tiiiime (sweet Jesus!)

2014 was a year where I learnt many things (sometimes the hard way) and most of which I plan to carry into 2015. These include:

  • sometimes it’s good to step out of the comfort zone even in the realm of self-doubt
  • mental and physical health is of prime importance and stress will kill you
  • in the face of temptation the strong say no, the regret is less
  • learn the lessons given from regret
  • everyday it’s important to draw the line in the sand as to how much shit you plan to take that day. this line can move forward or backward depending…
  • time spent with the gremlinz is like oxygen for the lungs
  • time spent alone with the husband also oxygenates
  • i’m not as young as i was and this relates especially to my alcohol intake…
  • it’s important to actually see my friends once in a while
  • i make my own comfort

I suspect that there’s more via introspection but I’m good with this for now.

So here’s to 2015, new is the year and new are the hopes. May it bring to you the warmth and satisfaction you deserve!

Bless up