The kid has taken a shining to watching YouTube videos about blind bags and doll reviews, and basically anything else Gracie and Mommy offer. She used to have a lot more variety in her video watching, but Gracie and Mommy have taken control now, with their doll reviews, shopping trips. I don’t know what it […]

September 30, 2014

Number One


Being a student means having a lot of priorities – I have readings I have to do, I have assignments I have to research for and write, I have classes to attend and presentations to prepare. Being a mom means having a lot of priorities – I have a kid to take care of, mind, body and […]

September 29, 2014

A day


I’m having a day. I wasn’t quite sure what was wrong. I’m tired, school is taking a lot out of me. I have a headache from this sinus infection that just keeps hanging on. But when I started getting teary I figured out what the problem is – I’m in mourning. This is hard. It’s […]

September 24, 2014

Missing out


Tonight I am in class. In fact I’ve been here since 8 am. Monday is the day that I’m on campus for 14 hours. It means that I get three of five classes out of the way in one day, which makes the rest of the week easier, but it also means that there is […]

September 22, 2014

Bored? Board


We are a board game family. Before the kid was born Joe and I were on a trivia team, we hosted and attended game nights. No one can beat team Boughner at Trivial Pursuit. Because of this I was very excited when I realized that the kid was finally aging into board games. She likes […]

September 19, 2014

Dear Kid


I know you have been having bad days lately. These past two weeks have been very hard for me too. I miss you. It’s been a very quick change between lots of time together and a lot less. You’re my baby girl and sometimes I get a feeling in my heart, knowing that things are […]

September 18, 2014

Passion is


If there is one question I have most definitely answered in my return to a university campus it is that yes, I picked the right degree. You see, when I left high school I had a plan. I spent my Grade 13 year working two coops that were supposed to help my on my route […]

September 17, 2014

Survival of the fittest


I think the key to surviving this year of university is to remind myself that I am now 33, unfit and a mother. The last time I did this I was 23. I didn’t have anyone but me to worry about, not in first year anyway. I had an on-campus job, for which I missed […]

September 16, 2014

Higher education

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Disclosure: I am part of the RBC RESP blogger program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own. Before going back to university this year I graduated college with a 2-year diploma and a 3-year degree. In 2007 […]

September 15, 2014

One week down


It’s 8 am and I am early for a class for which I have no completed the readings. It’s been a very busy week and I’ve been doing okay until last night I remembered that this class already started last week and probably was actually starting, you know, the work part of things. I missed […]

September 11, 2014