The secret ingredients. Pre-heat your oven to 215c. Spread the slivered almonds on a baking sheet. Bake for about 8 minutes (or until lightly toasted). Be careful not to burn them. In the meantime put the butter, sugar, water and corn syrup in a pot over med heat. Be prepared to stir continuously. Have roasted … Continue reading Almond Crunch Christmas Candy
Meme by Nemeth Counselling I often encourage my clients to practice deep breathing exercises and grounding to combat anxiety attacks. Im telling you it works. I have struggled with anxiety since university. It manifests as shortness of breath, and I am certain it would progress to panic if I wasnt aware it was anxiety and … Continue reading How to regain control of an anxiety attack.
My mom and I attended an annual Christmas get together today with all of my childhood friends and their mothers. We spent a great deal of time this afternoon reminiscing about the shenanegans we were up to as teens. The parties. The underage drinking. The sibling rivalry. I am not going to get into the … Continue reading Harm reduction and parenting.
You know, we really are like glass. Some people are fragile like a tall, thin wine glass. Some people, average like your common water glass. Some people give the illusion they're tough, but in reality they are on the verge of breaking. Without proper self care and self awareness (especially when you work with trauma … Continue reading “Glass”
There are so many ways to show love, be loved, do love. Nothing quite beats the love of a child. The forever forgiving, unconditional love of a child. As I sit here, both kids wrapped around me (i swear it is like a contest to see who can invade my personal space more) i think … Continue reading The love of a child
There is so much truth in the common saying "the only thing better then being a kid at christmas is having kids at christmas". The magic of Christmas can be found in so many moments leading up to the big day for our kiddos. Snowflake the elf is our magic today. Capturing the wonder and … Continue reading The beauty found within the magic of christmas
Its a rare occurrance for me to put on some makeup and get out sans kids. But that is whats happening tonight. The kids are having a daddy day. My OT weekend day shift had two perks today. Some extra Christmas cash and a break from momma duty. Feeling refreshed. What are your go-to spots … Continue reading Mom takes a break.