Motherhood Isn’t Always What You Expect – Being Lydia!

One of my least favourite days is fast approaching – Mother’s Day. Even though I have come to terms with the relationship I had with my mother and the fact I never became one, it is sti…

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Happy Mother’s Day


I was talking to my mom the other day. She asked me how things were going and we were talking about some of the difficulties with daily activities and ways we have adapted.

I mentioned to her that I have to remind Greg when we are out to walk in front of me. The reason is I use him as a guide in crowded places. Being out in public crowded places can be so mentally tiring. Constantly watching for others, watching my feet, anticipating balance issues. Fearing bumping someone or their child. It’s easier for me if I have him in front to kind of guide me through crowds. Also I am more at ease if I know he’s in front so I can reach out for him if I am having balance issues. I said to my mom he always forgets. Now I know he’s trying to do the…

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From My Kitchen Counter with Love this Mother’s Day

A beautiful Mother’s Day tribute from Susie Lindau’s Wild Ride!

Susie Lindau's Wild Ride

I don’t know how I would have survived the drama of elementary or high school without my mom. After skipping home from school, she would greet me with a smile, something warm from the oven, and the question, “How was school today?” I would plop down at the half moon counter my dad installed in our small kitchen and snatch a warm cookie, its chocolate chips still melting, and proceed to recount the trivial events of my young life. I always had a lot to say, as you can only imagine, but she would listen and give advice and encouragement.

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Hotdog Baths

I always love catching up on posts on Mellix Life!!

20160502_195543.jpgTonight I had a revelation. My five year old thinks he runs this household. Well, at least when daddy isn’t home. It’s just me and him tonight.

  1. I pushed him in a stroller to the grocery store.
  2. I listened to him whine and complain through the entire store.
  3. I let him scan and bag each item in the self-checkout.
  4. I let him pay using 15+ dollar coins…do you have any idea how long it takes a child to put 15 coins into a machine? Too long.
  5. I pushed him home in a stroller while carrying two heavy bags on each wrist…while pretending the stroller was The Woodstock Express. (Carowinds Theme Park)


  6. I cooked our dinner. Slack as usual…hotdogs w/ Mac & Cheese.
  7. I accidently put mustard on his hotdog by mistake. He only wanted ketchup.
  8. I quickly tried to clean all of it off.
    1. Used knife to scrape…

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