• Parenthood,  Small-Town Life,  Student Life

    When Life Gives You Lemons…

    If you read my post “10 Things I’ve Learned About Being a Mum” then you already know that nothing ever goes according to plan. No matter how hard you try. Just when I thought I was getting into the swing of motherhood, life threw me a bunch of lemons! I was hit with not one but three bombshells. First, I finished maternity leave to find out that I didn’t have a job to go back to. Second, our landlords sold the townhouse that we have been living in for nearly 4 years and we have been forced to move. And third, I didn’t get accepted to the program I applied…

  • Parenthood,  Small-Town Life

    Wants vs. Needs: A New Mum’s Perspective

    You would think that the difference between wants and needs would be ridiculously obvious. But in reality, most people these days live their lives without really differentiating between the two. We seem to feel like we need things that we really could easily live without: the internet, caffeine, our iPhones, a vacation. We live in a world where consumerism is inescapable. It is impossible to go anywhere these days without seeing a logo, an advertisement, hearing about a promotion, the latest tech, fashion trend, celebrity gossip. It’s on the television, on our phones, in our ears, on our clothes, and in our food; we can’t avoid it. When I became…