Thursday, November 19, 2009

For some reason

For some reason this song is stuck in my head..

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Halloweeny pics..

I really love halloween... the candy, the horror movies that I watch with one eye open, and specially the time that I spend with the kiddies... after doing the round of the neightborhood and giving out all the candy at our door, I watched one of my favorite halloween movies with my oldest daughter : Practical Magic

Monday, November 2, 2009

Back onto the mat.

Last night I dreamed that I was blogging.. I do not remember what I wrote exactly (wouldn't that be great), it was really refreshing to know that I am ready to get back into it.
I also had let go of my yoga and meditation practice at the same time that I had stopped blogging (weird...), but now little by little I am trying to get back into it. It's funny that sometimes we let go of the things that really makes us feel better (and those things are usually good for us) just because of lack of time.. We always seem to be running and never have time to slow down and breath.. to be constantly on the go is not for me: I need my mat, I need my downtime and I definitely need some rest.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Dreaming of shoes!!

For some reason lately, I have been falling in love with all kinds of high heeled shoe: strappy ones, booties, sandals, sneakers (yes high heeled ones) you name it.. it is as if I would magically find myself in a far away place where I could actually wear some sky high booties .. but oh well I can always drool over them..

Monday, October 26, 2009

Slowly getting back into blogging ... with some MUSIC!

I don't usually fall in love with "Beyonce songs"... but this one makes me want to get up and shake my booty.. ENJOY.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Quotations and such:Just a quote to keep it going..

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. ~Judy Garland

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: Someone has discovered the beach!

She has discovered the beach.. although its not the real deal, but it is a close as we get to have being in Montreal and all.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Music Monday: A fun song to get my out of the FUNK today!

I love to listen to songs from different cultures.. and fun ones at that!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Quotations and Such..

A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after. ~Peter De Vries

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

And the 3 winners are...

dahana said... 3

I am following you on twitter

Amy said... 5

This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

myfourkids said... 7

This would really help!! I am at my computer for hours beyond hours and need this to help me get through the day better!

These are the winners to the 3 full Breakpal Exercise Memberships giveaway over at Lalapoo Reviews.. Thanks for participating!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Music Monday:Tribute to Michael Jackson

This is probably the only duo of the two..

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Friday, June 26, 2009

New Giveaway on Lalapoo Reviews!

Check out the new giveaway on Lalapoo Reviews.. 3 winners!

Mommy Confessions.

The Mommy Confessions

I have a confession to make.. what am I guilty of? I am guilty of wanting a vacation so bad..a vacation 'sans' kids and...yes no hubbie either.. It would be just me, the sun, the beach and a book.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Quotations and such: Mothers

"Working mothers are guinea pigs in a scientific experiment to show that sleep is not necessary fo human life"

Monday, June 22, 2009

Music Monday: It's a Hard knock life!

I used to love this movie!

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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Small Talk Six:6 things you think the father of your children deserve to have

Today I am chatting it up with the ladies.Here are 6 things I think that the father of my kids should have:

1. A really cool car: Right now he drives the junkidy junk car just so that the kids and I get to drive around and be comfortable in our nicer one.

2. More Sleep: I admit I am guilty of bringing the screaming baby around him in the wee hours in the morning when he is profoundly asleep and has just got home from work like 2 hours ago.

3. A great European vacation: well that is what he would LOVE.

4. More free time to have fun with the girls.

5. A vacation with jus the boys..yeah, yeah I know that is asking for it.

6. A big BBQ bash: He loves to have people over our house just having fun, eating and drinking..PARTY!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Daddy's Girl

Father's day is fast approaching and I could not think of a better way to showcase that growing bond between my girls and their dad.
I am not surprised at my five year olds attachment to her dad and the way she looks at him with those googoo eyes of hers, but lately I have noticed that my 9 month old has this light in her eyes whenever she catches a glimpse of her all mighty papa.
I am very much on the lookout for those moments of silence filled with words of love just by one look from a daughter to a father; since I did not get to experience this with my own dad, having lost him at such a young age, I am in a sense living it through my girls.

Happy Father's Day Steph!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wordless Wednesday..

My husband went on a trip for work..

Monday, June 15, 2009

Quotations and such: yoga vibes

I have been slacking in my yoga practice lately...

"Yoga is 99% practice and 1% knowledge." ~Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois

Friday, June 12, 2009

On her way to the big leagues..

To my dear Lala,

I remember the day that I came back with you from the hospital, I was all the while thinking that this little one does not know what she has stepped into.. back then it was just you and me; between welcoming your little sister into our family last September and proclaiming 'mom there is a difference between a baby and a kid and I am not a baby!' I can say that we have come a long way from then, you have taught me so much. I can promise you that I will be there for the rest of our walk together, I will be your shoulder to lean on when you need a friend, I will be your cheerleader when you need support, I will be your teacher when you need to learn.

I will always be there to support and cherish you in pursuit of your dreams.

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I guess I need my schedule too..

It's been exactly 5 days ( Uhm maybe 10 days.. ) that we have moved into our new house , I still feel totally off..

I just realized that not just the kids need to follow a schedule, moms and dads also need to know what comes next.. I need my routine back now! or at least I need to create a new one. Between the unopened boxes, the half opened boxes and everything else that needs to be done in order for this house to actually become a home, it has been hard for me to even remember what day it is..

Well living outside of the city has its ups.. I just saw a beaver in my yard!

this isn't the beaver's actual picture since I could not find my camera anywhere.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Its Music Monday and I am back on my groove...

This song actully reminds me of Haiti, although it was shot HERE in Montreal.. weird..

...And I could not make up my mind and just choose one Corneille song.. so there you go.

Come join Music Monday and share your songs with us. One simple rule, leave ONLY the actual post link here. You can grab this code at LJL Please note these links are STRICTLY for Music Monday participants only. All others will be deleted without prejudice.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

I have a winner and other stuff...

I am back to the bloggy world this week and I have a winner for the Lalapoo reviews giveaway:

The Winner for the $20 Gift Certificate to Suzie's Confections is : #49 (using

Samantha P said... 49

the Rice Krispies Treat Large Party Sheet look awesome!
May 29, 2009 3:43 AM

CONGRATS Samantha P!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Still moving...

I am still moving..or should I say unpacking my junks in the new house..

"If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you."
Winnie the Pooh

Friday, May 29, 2009

By your side...

I love Sade's music.. It's not music monday but since today is moving day (yay!..maybe) a little song is a must.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Talking to your kids about the value of money.

There was a question posted on that I really wanted to share here: How do you explain the value of money to your child?
With words like 'Recession' and 'Economy' floating around everywhere, kids tend to be even more confused then before about money and the current economic situation. I have also realized that I need to help my daughter understand the value of money and money management to some extent (since she is only five). These are some starter tips that can help the average parent explain 'money' to kids who do not know how to count yet.

1. Money is not given but earned when working. You can help them understand that by giving them money (fake money if you prefer) in exchange for chores or picking up their toys. My daughter always thought that if I wanted money I could just go and 'pick up' (her words) some at the bank, this is a nice way to help her see the relation between work and money.

2. It's important to have money to buy the necessities of life first, like food and shelter; and then if there is any left, other things can be bought like movie tickets and that special toy she has been wanting. Children have a lot of 'wants' and to them everthing is a necessity.

3.Saving our money is important to provide for the future. Sometimes it is hard for young children to understand the concept of 'saving for tomorow', but if you mention a vacation that they have been looking foward to, explain to them that this vacation is possible because of all the planning and saving that you had to do as a family.

image provided by Darren Hester

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

My First Wordless Wednesday! Ha! a week of firsts!

I took these pictures the last time I visited my hot little island...

Monday, May 18, 2009

My first giveaway EVER!

This is my first giveaway at

Surprise, Surprise...Check it out!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Lyrics from a song a like

This is from the song 'Usual suspects' from Rick Ross featuring Nas.. I love Nas, this verse is actually his part. Enjoy!

"And still my talent is yet to be challenged,
Had new jet with my own pilot,
No blastin off, but flexin, Dj Khaled,
My mom stressin college,
But my crude sense of logic, did a lude to my empty wallet,
Try spittiin on a green tinted accord,
Which could mean a sentence up north,
Where the homie was, but back then doe was like a hoard, it goldie love, it didnt exist,
And office foley cuffs, was after my wrists,
Was not beverly hills where we chilled,
Imagine this, the nas n rith,
Had to get from rags to rich,
I used to stand on rooftops, with 2 glocks,
Figurin, how do i turn my timbalands to clocks,
Now reptiles was left out about a watch,
What is you thinkin? Murk u, plus the muscle that u bringin is nothin to me,
If you thuggin, a fake and shaked on cuban,
Shout out my ricans,
Down with all of u gangstas, to the roughest jamiacans."

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Couple Time

I stumbled upon a question on Mamapedia from a chicago mom on how she can get some alone time with her husband. I know that it's not Valentine's Day but this past mother's day has got me thinking; sometimes all a mother wants is to spend some time with their significant other 'sans' the kids; with small children that can sometimes be a challenge.

I have come up with a couple of pointers to help make couple time happen:

1. First there needs to be a PLAN, I know all parents know that, if you don't plan it, it's probably not going to happen.

2.Get out of the house for you and your hubbie's time out.

3.Find a babysitter..well, this goes without saying after point #2. Grab grandma, auntie or even uncle if you have to.

These are the three most importants tips for me in creating the coveted couple time.

I know that a weekend away at a romantic B&B is what we all want, but we have to make do with what we have. A night out of the house with the dear husband just to see a movie is great, an evening in the house (as long as the kids are gone to grandmas) is also great, and on the cheaper side for those of us pinching our pennies, a short walk or drive down your street is even better to catch up when you are short on time.

Have fun!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

"Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love."
~Mildred B. Vermont

As mothers, we try to do everything and anything for our kids, for our families, for our jobs; juggling everything everyday. Today is the day for you to take it easy and enjoy the love.

Happy Mother's Day!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Hooray for Yo Gabba Gabba!

I have not really paid attention to this kid's show before, but since my eldest daughter started watching it I have fallen in love with it (okay that is a bit much).

It looked a bit weird to me at first: the bright background, the DJ Lance (yes that is his name!) and his tight fitting orange bodysuit and all those weird little creatures that he (uhm) DJ's, I guess. Nevertheless, when my kids watch that show (yes the 7 month-old too) even I start to boogieyoogie to whatever song they are learning at the moment, like the "don't bite your friends" song.

I think that is sound advice even for us grown-ups!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Music Monday: Sade Lover's Rock Live

I have always wanted to see Sade in concert live...

Come join Music Monday and share your songs with us. One simple rule, leave ONLY the actual post link here. You can grab this code at LJL Please note these links are STRICTLY for Music Monday participants only. All others will be deleted without prejudice.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Featuring Giftfully Simple.

Giftfully Simple

I do not remember exactly how I came in contact with Courtney, all I know is that I had a pressing question about well.. blogging issues and Courtney was very kind enough to help me with my dilema at the moment that I most needed help.

Courtney is a mom,a blogger,a social media addict,the founder of tweetplosion and the designer of the 'Original Changing Clutch™'. She is also the owner of the online boutique 'The Apple of my Eye' that carries the cutest kids items (trust me I know).

Right now,there are two HUGE giveaways going on Courtney's blog: first the 20th century Fox and Paper Shouts giveaway and the second is the 'See Kai Run' Giveaway. The 1st prize for the 20th century Fox is a DVD from the movie BRIDE WARS and gift certificate from, the grand prize is a trip to Cancun and there are also other prizes like movie paraphernalia!

There is too much to say about Courtney and all that she does so to get to know her head on over there and check out her blog; her giveaways. Hurry up though, the first giveaways ends on May 8.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Nice award and 15 other blogs..

I received a lovely award the other day from one of my bloggy friends: Amy. This to me is the highlight of being a blogger: getting to know all the other people in bloggy land.

This is the award:

Here are the things to do with the award:
1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.

2) Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you've newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

Here are 15 blogs that I think are 'Oh So Lovely':

1.Yoga Addicted: Mandy is a yoga instructor,a mother, a vegan and she LOVES the beach.

2.Marie-Eve in Montreal: Marie-Eve is well.. in Montreal (duh!), she is an avid reader, a writer, a mother and about to get married this in May!!

3.Surburb Sanity: Debbie just cracks me up.. period.

4.Growing up Artists: Jessica is a homeschooling mom of five kids and very witty; she has also been there for me since my humble beginnings in the blogging world.

5.Execu Mama: Akilah is a published author and mom to two girlies.

6.Cutiebootycakes: Renée is just fun to be around.. well her blog is.

7.Ohamanda: Amanda is a bookworm, a mom.. and she also post old black and white pictures (of her and her family) every wednesday on her blog which is really cool.

8.Single Mom says: Mindy is a single mom who is very honest on her blog about life, kids, love and the whole shabang.

9.Pinkandposh: Jeri is a mom of two, she also hosts lots of giveaways and contests on her blog, and is the owner of The Sweet Bowtique.

10.W/ Love Sincerely Posh Mom's Diary: Maki is an aspiring writer and also the ultimate ER fan.

11.Tatertotsandjello: Jenjen is a crafty mom of four who loves to shop and decorate.

12.Mommys Joy: Joy just writes it like it is..

13.Ignorant Historian: Ronnica is a God fearing sister, she loves books and everything related to the written word.. oh and she was my first commenter here (on my bloggy blog).

14.Baby Making Machine: Future mama is the girl with the baby blog but not baby.. YET! On her blog,She shares her ups and downs on the road to becoming a mommy.

15.Keeping up with the Schultz family: Amy is the one that gave me this award; and I am giving it right back to her since I think her blog is fantastic.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Attack of the Capital V..

My house has been plagued with the big 'V' or big 'T' however you want to call is mostly my 5 year old(it's not gastro though, I just think the child ate too much of a good thing yesterday);so there has been a lot of bathroom runs, cleaning up and washing bed linens.. I am pooped.
But since I am finally feeling the SPRING air here in Montreal, here is a little quote:

"Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!" ~Robin Williams

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day.

Today is earth day, so here are some tips that even the least earth conscious person can follow for a greener tomorow:

1. Recycle, Recycle, Recycle.
Get a couple of green recycle boxes for your house, it makes it easier when tossing things you can just flip the plastics and cardbord stuff in your bins

2.When not in use turn of the lights.

3.When bruhing your teeth use a cup full of water instead of letting the faucet run.

4.Think twice before pushing the PRINT button of the copier/print machine

Happy Earth Day!

Monday, April 20, 2009

It's Music Monday Again!

It's suppose to be 'Idol week' but I don't watch American Idol nor Canadian Idol so
let's make it :

Fun and loud!!

Come join Music Monday and share your songs with us. One simple rule, leave ONLY the actual post link here. You can grab this code at LJL Please note these links are STRICTLY for Music Monday participants only. All others will be deleted without prejudice.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Quotations and such..

'I am not funny, what I am is brave'
Lucille Ball

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Bye Bye Lumps..

They are officially gone! My lumps, my bazookas whatever you want to call them, have officially deflated. I have never been one to covet thy neighbors assets but lately I have realized that I am on the shorter end in some areas.

After having a baby (or babies in my case) most women usually think about how they are going to loose the weight and get back to their original goddess selves; that was also my case a couple of months ago. After baby #2, I was sure that things would never revert back body wise.. well, I was right; don't get me wrong I did loose the baby weight but I surely did not get my old body back.

I only had set myself up to loose some of the weight as I am not a fan of the size small (on me) and I really do like a litte junk in my trunk (the hubby likes that VERY much too) but for some reason all the exercises and yoga streches did nothing to revive the shriveled and flat lumps and chompas; but I am not one to despair nor give up 'I will get my lumps back!'.

At least one person is cute and chubby in this family

Monday, April 13, 2009

Music Monday!

I am in desperate need of a vacation from the cold.. since I can't go anywhere..

Come join Music Monday and share your songs with us. One simple rule, leave ONLY the actual post link here. You can grab this code at LJL Please note these links are STRICTLY for Music Monday participants only. All others will be deleted without prejudice.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter! (quotations and such...)

Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won't stay there.
- Clarence W. Hall

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A Pink and Posh Winner..

The Posh Place for Posh Moms

Have you ever visited a blog that is so cool that you wish that you actually knew the author? I have felt like this a couple of times; okay more than that since I love stalking other people's blogs as much as a love writing my own.

I stumbled upon Jeri's blog during the ultimate blog party 09; I checked her (well her site) out left a comment and vowed to come back for more, she has lots of giveaways and reviews going on which makes stalking her blog fun fun..Well I got an email from her recently.. I won a giveaway on her blog! YES my first winnings!

Right now, my blog crush of the moment has a couple of fun events going on:

Current Giveaways:
Coco Bonbons
Yoplait Yogurt

Upcoming Events:
The Summer of Pink

The summer of Pink unites Jeri with 2 other bloggers for a very exciting blog giveaway event scheduled for the whole summer of 2009. This event actually starts in may, so head on over there for exciting and fun stuff to win.. you might meet a couple of other bloggers on the way.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Help needed...

"If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much"
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Jasmina's story touched my heart...

Thursday, April 2, 2009


I am a bit sleep deprived right now; baby Zazou has been battling a horrible end- of-winter-beginning-of-spring cold; which basically means: sick baby no sleeping for mommy... but a little Lauren Hill always get me going...

Check this out and tell me what you think.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Bouncy Bouncy!

I am currently looking for some sort of bouncing device for my 6 month old, she seems to think that she can do everything that my 5 year old does. Now, I am constantly trying to catch her so that she does not get hurt from her escapades.
I call this the 'bouncy bouncy' stage, zazou can't stay still for one second especially when her older sister is skipping around. I am amazed at this though because Lala (my 5 year old) did not start this stage until she was around 8 months old.
I have a couple of bouncy thingies that I want to try out but I can only buy one, so maybe you guys could help me figure out which one to get and then I will tell you all about it.

There is this:

and this:

and then this:

Also I am always open for suggestions though; for my eldest daugther I had something that looked like this:

but it seems that the above is no longer on the market because of all the accidents that have occured with the babies in them; that is a bummer because I remember my little one loving it so much.

So there you go, which one do you like..

Sunday, March 29, 2009

My new thing..

I am so obsessed with giveaways lately, and blogs and sites that giveaway pretty stuff that I wanted to share with anyone who would pass through here and link them to my favorite giveaways of the moment..

Right now I am in love with the pretty thing above, so head on over there and check it out.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Home sweet home.

The Economy is bad,

The Job market sucks,

and I just bought my first house!.. hey my family and I need somewhere to park ourselves!
It's official we are moving to Marie-Eve's corner of the world..Here we come girl, hope you don't go running when you see us coming.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Ultimate Blog Party 09!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

I have been wanting to join in this party extravaganza going on courtesy of 'Five Minutes for Mom' but as always I have been so busy with pediatrician's appointments,TAXES!! and all sorts of other life stuff.
Fortunately I am not too late, so here I am now... The ladies at '5 Minutes for Mom' suggested to hold a party at 'your place' since it isnt a party without the beat, here you go..

Enjoy and let's party!

Friday, March 20, 2009

To be Courageous

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
-- Winston Churchill

Please see here to meet someone who inspires courage..

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Let's all do the PoTtY DaNcE!

I just love this commercial,This pull ups commercial has really won me over. I don't know if it's the singer/rapper or just the dance.. I find myself doing the potty dance all the time with my 5 month old even though she is not even near the age of 'the potty'.

Monday, March 16, 2009


"The only real success in life is living with an open, loving heart. This allows you to connect with the Divine in yourself and in others."
From 'Living your yoga' by Judith Lasaster

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Missing the 'Babble Jabble'

This does not happen to me often but today I miss the 'babble jabble' of adulthood. I do like my leisury days with the bossy 5 month old and the Hanna Montana fanatic 5 year old; but I so miss the times when I would get up, get all dolled up in my suit to head to work and grab my fav' Tim Hortons coffee on the way.

I do like spending this time with my daughters; I realise this the more time passes, I sometimes feel that they grow up so fast, I yearn for those great feelings I got when baby would kick in the womb, I love it when we are all crunched up together in the bed watching our favorite disney princess movie (we are girly girls!)

I do love ALL of that but sometimes it gets lonely out here in mommyhood; sometimes a little adult conversion is more then welcomed over here.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Kids say the DArNdesT things..

My 5 year old daughter, Lala, told me today " Mommy your butt looks like a fire truck!" Uh! What!.. and then she just runs off as if this was the most natural thing to say..

Friday, March 6, 2009

I am a SWAN.

A couple of days ago I too a 'yoga personality test' (yall may or may not know that I am a born again yoga fanatic), I am still thinking about what the results showed:

you are the swan

you are a stable, steady and calm, and seek peace in your relationships and world.

when life is in balance - you are loving, forgiving, and devoted. by far, the most compassionate of the three.

when life is out of balance - you can be stagnate and lethargic, which can lead to weight gain. (so right!)

though you are drawn to a slow steady practice, which brings out the best in you - you may also want to try a more invigorating, heated practice to balance you, like bikram or power yoga. you should avoid a practice that is too sedate, opting for a more dynamic approach either in breath, asana, or preferably - both.

your challenge is to tap into a powerful energy moving the prana throughout the body. try starting each day with a series of 5 sun a and 5 sun b salutations, beginning and ending with bastrika or kalabati breath to build heat, cleanse and energize the digestive system.
avoid spicy foods like mexican or indian - and be sure to eat lighter breakfasts and dinners, saving big meals for lunch. try raw fruits and vegetables. drink hot water, with lemon juice and ginger in the morning.

I don't know about doing the series of 5 sun saluations a and be in the morning.. with baby Zazou my plans are not always the ones that come first..
If you want to take the quiz check it out here

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Hit the road Jack.. Uh Pat!

What do you do when your employer calls you up, while you are on maternity leave to explain that your employment will be terminated upon your return, do you:
A. Sing Haleluya because you have fallen in love with a little love bug baby name Zazou
B. Think WTF, how in the... are we going to make it! Be angry and disapointed.
C. Say Thank you and just let it be.
or D. All of the above!

Lately, a lot of people have heard the 3 words made famous by 'The Donald' on the Apprentice : " You are fired".
Is that GOOD or BAD...The bad.. the ugly is that I am disapointed by people, by working for people;and for someone who likes to work hard (just to have reason to play hard), I feel that I have been let down by the very people I have trusted to keep me up, or maybe I am asking too much of the corporate world, everyone knows that IT is a backstabber. The good thing,for me, is that I am not angry nor am I going crazy here, screaming like a maniac "WHY!!"; I have come to realize that this is life, nothing is guaranteed..certainly not employment.

Since this is the 'Let's reinvent Pat' year, that is what I had set out to do at the beginning of the year (the blog).. this is it.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Making friends Monday over at Kasey's blog

I stumbled upon Kasey's blog this morning and accidently added my name to Mr Linky... so now I have to own up, so here I go:

10 random things about ME:

1. Last friday after my yoga class, I did a 'Britney' thing and cut all of my hair off in front of the bathroom mirror.. YES, my husband thought I was nuts.

2. I love Tim Hortons Iced Cappuccinos.

3. I hate to cook even though I am beginning to be a pretty good at it.

4. I had never did laundry nor had I cooked a meal before going to college (my family had a maid when I was growing up).

5. I would love to stay home and take care of my children, Oh Yes that is what I am doing now.

6. I do not like to go out very much.. Yes, I am a homebody and PROUD of it.

7.I feel my eldest daughter is growing up too fast.

8.I don't have many friends.

9.I actually like to clean but I don't do it much.. Imagine.

10.I want to start my own business some day

Under Construction

I know I know, my blog is looking rather uhm.. weird latelty.

During my horrible sick days last week, my mind was not really as paralized as my body was so I decided to give my blog a little style lift. I guess it's a reflection of what I have been wanting to do for myself but the lack of moolah has prevented me of doing so(for me) that is why I am transfering all my energy to my beautiful bloggypoo.. Okay I will not be the one doing all the designing (leave the professional stuff to the professionals) but the blog will be trying on the designs...SWEET! I am very excited!

I will reveal my designing maven when the blog is covered in her "SHIZZA"

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Quotations and such.

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. ~Confucius

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sick as a DAWG!

For the past two days I have been sick with the flu; not the flu when you cough a little, have a little runny nose here and there; but THE FLU when everything in your body aches (even parts that you needed know could hurt). My throat does not accept food or liquids of any sorts.. so basically I feel like a ragidy dolls or maybe like the scarecrow in the wizard of oz when he could not stand up on his feet.

And to add to this insanity, my 5 month old Zazou is also sick; her little face is screaming at me: help, help mommy.. not that she is actually screaming that would be just plain voodooish..

So now I am off to my blurry nyquil world and my bed (that I am starting to hate since it's been 2 days that I am stuck in it.)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

It's Mardi Gras aka FAT TUESDAY

It's Kanaval in Haiti! It amazes me that with all the political, social and economical issues going on in Haiti, everyone there always find a way to get together and celebrate..

In spite of the though times (recession and such), what (big or little) do you want to celebrate in your life? what do you want to show contentment for?

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Quotations and such...

"When one door is closed, don't you know, another is open. "
Bob Marley

Thursday, February 19, 2009

A song..

Currently this is my 5 year old daughter's favorite song, I don't think that she actually understands any of the words.. but to her this IS THE SONG!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Quotations and such...

"Everything changes, nothing remains without change."

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's DAY.

I am not a big valentines day fanatic, although I sometimes pretend that I am. It's a good day though, we give and we get nice fluffy feelings:
My husband gets me flowers (lovely flowers), I cook a nice restaurant-like meal (not that I am a great cook but I try), my daughter (the eldest) makes heart shaped cards just for mommy.. her new thing is that valentines day is for girls only.. Uh?!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Someone's crawling!!

There is something so exciting about when your children first learn to do something.. first day at school (coming up for my five year old and I am so crazed!!), first words.. (ok I am going backwards here) but today Zazou (whom will be five months on the 19th) is crawling... Yeah!!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

School of Life.

I am trying to get my daughter (who turned five on january first) into elementary school, this is as confusing as it gets, nobody tells you what to do or where to go.. or maybe I am just so tuned out that I missed the signs. I have procrascinated enough on this though.
Growing up in Haiti private school is mostly all there is for those who can afford it (the blessing of living in Canada is that everyone has the chance to get an education if so they wish without forking up their whole life savings), I am not saying that the schooling system is better here nor there (God know I hated my catholic high school with a passion.. too strict for me) but at least there were not so may choices for my parents. Here there are too many choices.. private school, public school , special alternative school and even homeschooling.
One of my fears (I know can you say PARANOID!) is that I will choose the wrong kind of school for my daughter and screw her up for life. I know that the school does not raise the child.. I know that is our jobs as parents.. but kids spend so much time there, that choosing a school, a school that mirrors the values that I want to pass to my children is very important to me,or am I asking for too much?
Last night my husband and I attended a "meeting" in a nearby (near to our future new home) public alternative school. I was pretty pleased with what I saw in that school: parents are actually welcomed to help out in the learning of their child, of course there are teachers; but the parents have to come to the school for one hour every week to participate in their children's education.. and YES it's a public school.. All i Not lost!
Now let's just hope that there are enough spots available for all the parents that I met yesterday since it is a small school.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sibling LOVE...

This is the beginning of a beautiful thing!
(I know they are both making weird faces for the camera..)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Quotations and such...

"I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself."
Marlene Dietrich

Thursday, January 29, 2009

I'm Game!

Yesterday Ronnica answered five questions about her on her blog (they were asked to her by Evy) and in turn asked US (her blog fans ) if we wanted her to ask 5 questions.. of course I am game for anything that helps us learn more about one another as blogofriends , although I did not want too personal questions (Ronnica also took that into consideration) since I am still kinda weird about the whole revealing too much to the internet thingie.. So here they are:

1. Would you rather be home with one sick kid or travelling (by plane) alone with two kids?
I would rather be traveling alone with 2 kids, and all the madness that this entails, then being home with one sick kid.. I hate when my children are sick, I feel so powerless. My four month old daughter had a bout with Grastroenteritis aka the stomach flu and I really wish it was me instead of her. I guess I am really a sap when it comes to my children.

2. What talent or personality trait do you think gets most overlooked or underused as a mom?
Actually, I think that being a mom I get to use a variety of traits and talents that I did not even know I had: I get to be a teacher, an craftster/artist, a nurse, a cook, a friend, a police officer (that is when I really have to step my foot down).. and the list goes on.

3. If you had to eat the same thing for breakfast every morning, what would you choose?
I would choose to eat "soupe giromon" that is creole for pumkin soup; it's a typical haitian soup recipe.. It is made with the pulp of the pumkin and all kinds of veggies thrown in... Yummy!

4. Which season's weather would you give up if you had to?
That is just too easy: Please take winter away! I grew up in Haiti where it's always hot (probably one of the reasons I love hot yoga so much) and then I went to college at the Seventh Day Adventist University in Puerto Rico where not just the weather is HOT, I only moved here 5 years ago.. and I still can't get used to the whole winter thing!

5. What's your favorite book?
"Les Tazar" :This is a book that I read and re'read as a teenager and beyond, It's by a haitian author named Fernand Hibbert; we actually had to read this book in high school for class but I love it so much because of the reality it depicts, I also love it because of the feeling I get when I read if I am in kid all over again.

If anyone wants me to ask them the "5 questions" just say it..

Saturday, January 24, 2009

THe best of Me..

I have not been posting much of anything lately not because I have nothing to record on here my little bloggy diary, but because life has gotten the best of me lately.. Between the daycare drop offs and pick ups (for child #1), the school visits (for child #1), the vaccination appointments (for child #2),the sick baby (child #2), the dentist appointments (for child #1), the renovation of new house (YES we are moving to the suburbs, I am totally sad about it since I am and will always be a city girly but I am excited at the same time), between the yoga classes (yes something for me) and the going here and there and everywhere I have not had the time to think let alone post something on here.. but like I was reminding my bloggy friend Sarah 'if we did not have lives out of the blogosphere there would not be anything for us to blog about'.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Motherhood and Change.

I have changed.. after having my second child this summer, I have changed yet again. I am not talking about the rollercoater that you body goes through before and after the baby has arrived nor am I talking about the emotional challenges that comes with it. There is something about motherhood that changed me(it happened after my first child and it's happening again!).

I have never been the kind of person that desperately needs to climb up the corporate ladder (although I did study business in college); I am more of a working girl because I have to pay my bills kinda girl.
I can't help but think "is there more for ME". After becoming a mother to my first born, I had stoppped dreaming about visiting new and exotic countries or learning another language; but lately all of that changed.. maybe it's the fact that I celebrated my 31rst birthday this year, but something jolted this change in me, in the "life is short and you need to do something about it" kinda way .

Then I ask myself when you are a mother do your dreams still count? when do you have time (specially those single mommies out there) to follow your dreams, your path? where do you get the time in between diapers,schooling, work, cooking meals, house stuff, to actually do something.
I guess that is something I will have to figure out with time.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Almost missed it!

Today was such a hectic day that I have not had anytime to check my bloggy addictions.. I had a wonderful surprise at Ohana Mama's blog, I almost missed it...

Check me out in "Talking Story Tuesday"

Why don't they get it!

This is probably going to come out as a RANT (hey we get to do that sometimes).. why don't people who don't have children get it; I do not mean all of them.. I mean some of them specially the young ones, they just don't get it.
Why do they call and tell the mother of a newborn "well since you are not doing anything...." HELLO newborn over here, she is not ANYTHING. or why do they say "why are you so tired you are on mat leave?" what do you answer to that question? Why do they come over and ASK to hold the baby and get all grossed out when she burps?
I am not against all childless person out there, some of them are really good friends and they are good for babysitting when one wants to get out with the hubbie; but some of them ( I know the percentage of those is real real low.. but..)the ones who think that having a baby or a child is like sporting a new hip bag or a new cool pair of shoes they need to get it together, or at least PRETEND TO GET IT!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Psycho Yoga

I have been doing this challenge called WOYOPRACMO since the first of january, the challenge is that I have to practice yoga for at least 10 minutes (hopefully more) during the whole month of januray, and report about it over at my WOYO page... but it has been very "challenging" with the baby:

This is what I posted today.. or is it yesterday since it's now 12:30AM:

"The baby thinks she has won today because I did not practice any yoga... well its 11:45 pm and she is finally asleep.. I think I am going to do some breathing exercises (breathing is good) and off to bed... I must be losing my mind for doing yoga at this time instead of going to sleep.. my husband thinks I have gone off the deep end!

Or maybe I am psycho because I'm talking yoga to a baby! "

I know it is going to get better the older she gets.. but I can't help but feel so overwhelmed and tired. Maybe I just need some sleep.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Bloggy Blog World.

Last night, I was lurking around at growingupartists' blog and what do I see.. She nominated me for a friendship award. When I started this blog, oh so long ago (just kidding), I mostly did it for myself.. well you know the story. I surely did not know that I would "meet" so many cool, inspiring, smart and even cardio happy women, who make things happen online and offline.

Thank you growingupartists for the nomination and the friendship.

Now you reading this check her out... I will not be so selfish as to keep her for myself anymore.

Sunday, January 4, 2009


I had decided when starting this blog that I would not reveal to much of myself (my physical apprearance that is).. but that picture speaks more than words..

Even in my quest to free myself from my internal critic, to free myself from stereotypes, to free myself from fear and to find myself deep under all of that.

The most important part of being mE is being their MoThER.

(I do reserve the right to pull this picture off the blog at a later date; I know I'm still a scardy CaT, I guess it takes a while to rid oneself of fear...)