Motherhood and Addiction

This is a tough one to write about and it weighs heavy on my mind and soul but I feel that it’s time to confront this demon that tries to keep me in a place of darkness and shame. I was a drug addict for a large portion of my life. I started using drugs when I was 17...

The How To📝

One of the most common statements I hear in my conversations is “I don’t know how you do it”. This statement always causes me to think about this process and my old answer used to be “I just do”, that answer doesn’t do me justice at all. How do I go to school full...

Meditate🧘🏽‍♀️

I recently did a podcast about meditation. Episode 6 https://thefriendiwishihad.podbean.com/e/episode-6-meditate/ Who has time for “me time”? certainly not me. This was the narrative I played in my head over and over. I felt overwhelmed with everything and...

Tides of Grief

I am never ready for the news of someone’s death, especially not family. On December 28th, 2020 we received the devastating news that my cousins husband had been murdered during a robbery. The news was a shock and it hurt us all profoundly. We all felt like we had our...

Concussion

Well, this is a new one. In my world, I am always “figuring it out”, if that means I have to look up what MID means, I do that, what is dyslexia all about?, I figure it out, broken arm, I got this; but when something occurs to my husband the tables shift a bit. My...

Dyslexia

Today I had a conversation with the grade one teacher at my kids school. It seems that my suspicions have been correct. I think my daughter is dyslexic. I had this suspicion ever since she was in daycare. I have mothered three children before her , two have...

Divorce

I wasn’t quite sure how to set this all up so I have decided to do it by event. As some of you may know, I am happily married, again. It has taken me two failed marriages to get to this “happily ever after”.I will start with my first marriage and why it failed. I was...

I am the friend I wish I had.

I am 40 years old, happily married, four beautiful children, two Bachelor’s degrees and a Master’s in the works. I am considered a mature student since I went back to school at the age of 35. I went to college first, achieved a Law Clerk diploma (with Honours) and...

When it was a dream….

I want to start a podcast. I know that at some time in my life I thought “I want to have my own podcast”. Why? I like the idea of listening to someone talk about things while you are walking, at home cooking, in bed, it’s convenient, it keeps you company. I suppose my...