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Happy Holidays! From my little family to yours…

Dear beloved readers, Happy 2017! Congrats we made it through to another year. The holiday season in the world of single mothers isn't always the hap-happiest season of all. In fact, for the last three years there has been a lot of unhappiness surrounding the holidays in my life. Divorce. Death. Depression. If it wasn't for the perfect little face of my daughter, I'd probably be one of those women who space-out over a bottle of wine until the holiday…

9 Quotes to Weather the Storm

Dear readers, Everyone has hard days, weeks, months, or maybe even a hard year. As human beings we doubt our decisions, beat ourselves up for the choices we made, and generally over-think what we may have under-thought before. When you enter into that rut, have your heart ripped to shreds, or have your will tested, sometimes we need some words of wisdom to yank us off our knees and back on to our feet. Here are nine quotes to help…

The Soo Locks With Sam

Dear readers, A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of taking my friend Samantha out on a date. The hospital offered it's employees a free dinner cruise with the Soo Locks Boat Tour, and I knew just who needed a night out. She's crazy, I'm crazy, it just works. If you are ever in Sault Ste. Marie,  I highly suggest you take the Soo Locks Boat Tour. Here are the beautiful photos from our night on the St. Mary's River.…

The Interloper

Dear readers, Today's post will be short, but it is a great epiphany. Up until about a month ago, I felt like I was locked out of my own life. I tried all the knobs and windows to see if I could break in somehow, but I failed. So outside I stayed, grimacing in the wind and rain. I took shelter in a lot of other people lives, we had great times, I grew and changed a lot. But you…

Happy 4th of July!

Dearest readers, I had a wonderful 4th of July. I haven't been too keen on celebrating the holidays since the divorce. I do all the typical fun stuff for Squeak, but without a big family to celebrate with, there is a small amount of emptiness that still lingers. However, I think it's about time to have my own independence, from the past and not the British, so I borrowed some one else's family for the 4th of July.   Squeak…

15 Goals of Summer 2015

Dear readers, I'm big on writing out lists and goals, doing this helps me focus on the major things that I need to accomplish daily, weekly, monthly, seasonally or whatever. Every Saturday morning, I write out a "To Do List" for the weekend as I'm working on this website. Naturally, now that it's officially June, I have written out my summer goals for 2015. I've been contemplating all week what my summer goals for 2015 should be. I sat and thought about them…

Trusting the Process

Dear readers, When we have to tell our ourselves things like "everything will be okay" or "I just need to be positive" what we are really doing is telling ourselves to trust the process. Chances are, when you have to tell yourself these things, you are not in the best phase of your life.  Your life has probably become a bit murky and scary and perhaps you just aren't sure where you are going to end up.  Not knowing what is…

Change and the Boring Girl

  Dear readers, Change. It's not just something that ruins my vacuum. New outlook. New life. New year. Thirty-One. I always found myself asking this age old question: is change really possible? I didn't believe that it was. Can't teach an old dog new tricks. But now every single day I wake up, I look in the mirror, and I see the face of change staring right back at me. Now let's not get all cynical before I plead my case,…

5 Reasons Why You Need a Glass of Wine and a Hot Bath Right Now

Dear readers, I don't know you. I don't know what your life is like, or how your day was. I don't know how you deal with stress, or if you are even male or female. But I think I can make at least one pretty convincing argument as to why you need to pour yourself a glass a wine and take a hot bath immediately (and by "immediately" I mean after you've left some sort of anonymous witty comment below).…