Spreading Rumours, Is a Form of Bullying

With Canada ‘s Pink Shirt Day passing Yesterday, I wanted to revisit a post I had written quite some time ago.If you don’t know what pink shirt day is, it is the brainchild of two young boys from Nova Scotia, Canada. David Shepherd and Travis Price, who in 2007 bought and handed out pink shirts, in light of a boy being bullied in their school, for wearing a pink shirt the first day of school. It went viral!...more

There is a Face to Violence Against Women

Words That Inspire, Catch Fire #1000Speak

Words that Inspire, Catch fire....more
It was a fantastic idea they had. It was amazing reading all of those posts. I'm still making my ...more

My Valentine's Day Hangover - Being with an UnRomantic Partner on Valentine's Day

Here we are the day after Valentine's Day, and I want to puke (figuratively). I am spending my usual Sunday morning, having my coffee and reading some Facebook updates from my, not so closest, friends. My issue this morning, I am inundated with all the grossly romantic pictures of the dates each of these lovely people went on last night. Oh Gawd! I am at it again, comparing my fake facebook life to everyone else's fake Facebook lives....more

30 Reasons Moms Like Wine

Have you noticed all the Moms on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Social Media sites alike sharing their pictures of wine in their glass? Even better, their half full ( because I like to keep things positive ) bottle on the counter after a long hard day. If you haven't, it may be because you were knee deep in your very own bottle....more
Preach it sister! I really love the tampon one. My toddler LOVES to play with mine. I find them ...more

Get Ready for 1000 Voices to Speak for Compassion

Here it is, one of the main reason's I wanted to blog so badly, plus I kind of just need to speak my mind and all my friend's and family stopped listening. Nah ......more
themomcafe I agree, can't wait to see where this goes!more

Twice a Week and Every Second Weekend

 Each week since I separated from my husband ( now Ex ) almost nine years ago, my children have spent one night a week and every second weekend at their Dad's. My Ex and I carefully executed this plan and were very amicable ( still are ), especially when it came to our kids. The two of us are very easy going when it comes to being flexible with schedules and have never had much of a problem changing days or helping one another out. So here is the thing, I am finding it harder and harder when they leave for a weekend. I miss them tremendously.As they get older I, have much less time with them than I did when they were younger and needed me so much. If they aren't at their friend's house, then they are with a friend, at a sporting event, doing homework, singing at the top of her lungs in her bedroom, playing video games. You know the drill. Don't get me wrong. I am happy to be raising independent children, and hopefully I am teaching them all they need to grow up and be independent adults, but that does not stop my heart from missing them....more
That's a tough one. I totally feel you on the missing them more as they get older. I feel like ...more

An Open Letter to the People that Inspired me to have Faith in Myself again. 

Sadly, my rose colored glasses were covered with negativity, sadness and self-loathing this past year. I have since wiped them clean and am back on track to seeing the beauty in each moment given to me. Not always an easy task when you feel inundated with negativity, heartbreak or the repercussions of one's mistakes. Once you are in a negative space, it can be very difficult to find your way out of it, and I found myself drowning in it. I am grateful for all I have learned about myself whilst dealing with said depression and negativity. It has given me a fresh look at the way I see the world .. the way I see my world. Not only have I realized that it is our darkest hours and through adversity that we find our strengths but maybe even our purpose. In doing so, I found inspiration not only in myself but many others. I have learned to let go of the people that will not serve me to be a better human being, and will no longer find time to wrap myself up in it. I will only find time for good, I will welcome it! ...more

Hey Family, Listen! I am a person too! 

As I put dinner on the table tonight, I felt angry. I wasn't my usual jovial self. BAHHHH! Ok, time to give you the straight goods. Jovial is not a characteristic I would use to describe myself at the end of the day, um ee Errr wait, probably any day..  I absolutely love cooking, but I am not a fan of having to cook, like a slave.( I mean that in the most PC way possible, please don't send me hate mail)  Are you picking up what I am throwing down?  My love language is the absolute servient type. I wait on my family's  needs hand and foot, but I do need affirmation, it's just how I roll. So when I cook for you, please say Thank you! As of late I have noticed that maybe they don't see all my hard work.  Wait, who am I kidding this isn't an as of late thing. It is an I have done it since the beginning of time thing and why the hell would they want that changed type of thing. Ok, Back to the matter at hand ( that may be 90's music lyrics I am not sure). Tonight I felt angry, I mean come on family didn't you notice all the hard work I was doing while you were all so involved in your personal stuff? Didn't you see me chopping the veggies and making that sauce? Meanwhile thinking of the load of laundry, you so desperately needed done before morning, and by the way multitasking the shit out of that! NO!!! They were too busy playing their video games or catching up on their Facebook chat (after they had done their homework, of course, might I add, in which I helped them). With an extremely pouty face and a childlike sigh, I am telling you I want that also ( insert stamping of my feet). I want them to see me as a real person with real needs, but they still keep calling me MOM or BABE!!!! It's maddening! My name is Darla, and I want to play Candy Crush also!!!! Ok, I am sure you get the point! P.S. I did exclaim this was going to be childlike. ...more

The Worst Advice We've Ever Heard about Women

Women: fickle, emotional, feisty, bitchy, bubbly, pushy, sassy, headstrong, hormonal, high-strung, ditzy, catty. These are just some of the words that are only used to describe women. Good or bad they are out there, and quite honestly if we as women want them gone, we have to work at it, not just complain about it. Most importantly we have to stop using them to describe one another.  I will say that it is unfair and downright rude being described as bitchy, I mean really the word is derived from the meaning of a female dog, it is one of my least favorite words....more