Journal Entries, Motherhood

A Toddler’s Lesson in Self-Love

Originally written a year-and-a-half (whaa?) ago, I post this text today in honor of my beautiful, brave, and brilliant Pearl Girl's third birthday. My 17-month-old daughter is the kindest, most loving (and smartest) person in the whole world (pardon my bias). Everyone & everything she loves is treated to a multitude of hugs & kisses… Continue reading A Toddler’s Lesson in Self-Love

Journal Entries, Motherhood

Terrific Tuesday

Yesterday I started participating in a June Instagram Challenge {hosted by Britney from A Mama Tale}. I'm always at a loss for what to post on instagram, so following a challenge is a great boost. To the point, today's prompt is Terrific Tuesdays:  what makes today terrific? I  almost posted something to the effects of… Continue reading Terrific Tuesday

Ile-des-Moulins, Terrebonne, Quebec | Milk Stains & Notebooks | Motherhood. Marriage. Furious Scribbling. | http://milkstainsandnotebooks.com
Journal Entries, Spilled Ink & Prose

Nine Years

Nine years.   I mark the day every year, just like I mark your birthday every year. The first few years I visited your grave with a bottle of whiskey, but we are far from where you are buried, your grandchildren are still very young, and, well, your memory is not confined to your ashes.… Continue reading Nine Years

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Family Time, Journal Entries, Motherhood

A Beautiful Place to Be

When the weather is nice, and my husband is off work, one of our favorite places to go is the Île-des-Moulins park here in Terrebonne. It's one of these magical places that were, and still are, so central to life in the area, that we can't imagine them ever not being there. Full of local… Continue reading A Beautiful Place to Be