Baby Bump #4 Week 1-15

Ultrasound of fetus at 15 weeks
Baby number 4 is on the way, and the past 15 weeks has been eventful. My doctor jokingly calls this baby the Neglected Fetus, and I am willing to admit that there is no app on my phone telling me when my baby moves from being an olive to an orange. With 3 miscarriages in 8 months the missed period was not something I was excited about. I didn't buy a test at first because I was expecting another loss. I was fed up with getting excited only to be devastated by another loss. I never had any issues Read more [...]

My Son Does Not Approve Of My Political Choices

election sign
It seems my son does not approve of my political choices. I have been having some weird stuff happen on my lawn lately but I have finally asked the right questions and got some answers. You see there is elections going on right now and so there are candidates knocking on our doors and sharing their platforms, hoping that they have something to offer the residents. I live in an area where we are fighting for underground subway and one candidate is for the subway and the others are for LRT, which Read more [...]

Our Homeopathic Health Arsenal

Boiron products
Its Fall. The leaves are changing colours, it is pumpkin everything and in my house it means germs (fought with our homeopathic arsenal). With my kids back in school I knew it would only be a matter of time before we were hit with a bug. Halfway through my blogging conference, it happened. My son went to bed and was tossing and turning all night. I thought he was having nightmares but by the time I woke up in the morning to get ready to head to the conference for the day, he was burning up something Read more [...]

Why My Kid’s Car-Seats Are Dangerous

car-seat dangers
I have recently discovered that my kids car-seats are dangerous. I would have never thought this before, but recent circumstances have made me think twice. I had finished a fantabulous weekend at a blogging conference, I did a beautiful event with a bunch of bloggers for Halloween, that my kids got to participate in. And after all of this wonderfulness, I fell into a 24 hour slumber with strep throat. If you have ever had strep throat you know that it is horrible, but having strep while pregnant, Read more [...]

My Period Adventure

o.b. tampons
Rag, time of the month, or your Aunt Flo, they are all slang for your period. I know this is a touchy subject (and the last thing you want to do is be touched when you're on it) so I will make this as pain-free as I can. Around the age of 11(ish), my "Aunt Flo" started coming to visit regularly. I was not brave enough to tell my mom but not stupid enough to not know what was happening. As an avid reader I had a small understanding of the "wonderful" change my body was going through. I was pleasantly Read more [...]

No Tears For My Father

quote on grief
My biological father may have made me in the scientific way, half of my genetic makeup comes from him, and I may have some behaviour that comes from his gene pool, but I will not cry now for his passing. He left me a long time ago. I have spent the better part of my childhood brooding and crying over his absence. I have dealt with the daddy issues that have plagued 17 years of my life for way too long. I have missed out on so much good in life because I wouldn't let myself enjoy it over some weird Read more [...]

Feeling Beautiful With Gleam by Melanie Mills

image of gleam by Melanie Mills
Sometimes I want to feel beautiful, especially when there is crap happening in my day-to-day life, I want to brush my hair (and possibly teeth), put on a nice outfit (not sweatpants), and put my face on. These past couple of weeks I seem to have been stomped on a few too many times, and I decided that tonight I was going to take the situation into my hands. I can say that I have not been having many pretty days and I think my husband may be more than sick of seeing me switch between the same Read more [...]

I Will Never Write About My Husbands Man-Parts…Again

picture of conversation with tech support
I may have been screwing around one night and written a post title about my husband's "man-part" and hit the publish button. I was in the process of figuring out WordPress, laughing with my husband, and changing over my site from a different format these past couple of weeks and just wanted to know where a post would end up (which page). After I saw, I pressed delete and simply forgot about it, until last night when I asked my sister and a few other bloggers to go through my page before I made Read more [...]

Welcome to the New Home With Aneta

White and pink rose
It has been a long time coming and thankfully I took the plunge (with the help of Jessica from 4theloveofmommy) and moved my blog over to WordPress. So I hope you all bear with me in the coming weeks as I fine tune the page and go through my old posts and decide what to transfer over. I was originally going to do all of the moving before I transferred sites but with so much on my plate I want to blog and talk and interact with my readers. I am going through writer's withdrawal and I need Read more [...]

Delicious Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad
This quinoa salad is so fresh and delicious, perfect for a dinner party at home or picnic in the park. A few months ago I had some family over for a bbq and needed something healthy to make for a guest with dietary restrictions. I had parsley growing and thought I would whip up a quick tabouleh salad but after searching my cupboards for bulgar, I remembered I threw it out. So then I decided to use tri-colour quinoa instead and improvised a bit, and what came about is just delicious. Fresh Read more [...]