My favorite OCD Momma over at Poop on a Hot Tin Slide was ever so kind as to send me a couple of awards today. Yeay!!! So without further ado, here they are:
The rules of redeeming these awards are as such: Write seven things about yourself and then pass the award on to 10 other bloggers (Or as many as you can 🙂 cause seriously, I don’t even follow 10 bloggers right now. Mostly because 3/4 of my life was on Livejournal, which is more like a social group then an actual blog. Secondly, with a FT job and toddler at home, I find it hard to keep up with what is new and exciting in the blog-a-verse, unless someone drops it into my lap and I go immediately and add it to Bloglovin. Thirdly, the blogs I do follow are more educational and less personal like Parent Hacks, Glow in the Woods and DPS Photography.
So on to me. Ready? Here we go!
1- I have been blogging for 7 years, but only got serious about it during my pregnancy with my first baby Evan. I was over at Livejournal for most of my blogging life and have only just recently transferred everything over to WordPress and am loving it so far.
2- Evan, after a perfect, easy and healthy pregnancy; was stillborn at 42 weeks gestation. On Christmas Eve 2007.
3- After the death of my firstborn, I connected with blogging on a whole new level. It became healing for me, it was a place to say what I was feeling without fear and judgement. My words ended up helping many other loss mom’s through their own healing journeys and I am so grateful we crossed paths.
4- I am a Career Counsellor by profession. I have a Psychology Degree and a Career Counselling Post Graduate Diploma.
5- I am proudly pagan. There! I outed myself. Out of the Broom Closet for Me kids. I hope no one would choose to judge me according to my spiritual path, cause I would NEVER do that to you. In fact, I believe all religions are created equal and we are all children under God. I am a peaceful, kind hearted, earth loving mama who want’s nothing more the world peace. (No I am not ditzy, I swear and no pageants for me.) The pagan community has brought me alot of love and support, in fact, I met my husband of 5 years and best friend at the WCC in Toronto.
6- Our daughter Evangeline is like the coolest kid on the planet, I seriously love being her mom. She loves giving high fives and fist bumping anyone in her presence.
7- We co-slept for most of the first year, use cloth diapers and practiced baby led weaning. My daughter stopped nursing at 18 months, still goes back for a taste now and then, but the fountain has dried up. I am also obsessed with baby wearing and own an ego, a couple ring slings, a pocket sling, a moby style wrap and a Mei Tai carrier. Nothing better then a tiny baby strapped to your chest. Nothing better then a fast and reckless toddler under control while strapped to your back or hip.
8- Most of my young professional life happened in Toronto, Ontario, but I am from the East Coast and missed the Ocean so deeply during my years there. We moved East to Nova Scotia in 2007. I don’t regret the move but I miss my friends so deeply.
9- I have a thing for zombies. I think their cool.
10-I have a Yorkshire Terrier dog named Oliver. He is the coolest damn dog in town.
Ok. Now to award y’all back 🙂
1) http://wordsofbliss.wordpress.com/ aka Ever Improving Girl, A Toronto kindred soul with a love of running and fitness.
2) http://alexisyael.blogspot.com/ My favorite photographing, belly dancing momma.
3) http://serenityjoy.blogspot.com/ Another stillbirth survivor raising her rainbow daughter now. Our daughters are very close in age and we have been through every step of the journey together.
4) http://yummysushipajamas.wordpress.com A fun loving, writing and cupcake loving momma who also lost a babe before raising her rainbow girl.
5) http://mandella0021.livejournal.com The now famous, long time, online and real life, loss mama friend o mine, Jenn Moore