Like with many others, Covid quarantine gave me lots of time to slow down. Gone were the days of constant playgroups and outings. Suddenly, I was at home and had time to give things a rethink. In came the idea of preschool homeschooling.

What no one tells you is that…


When your baby is born, you look into their eyes, stroke their soft skin, and smell the new baby smell. You think about what activities you’ll do together when they’re older and what they might want to be when they grow up. An engineer? A teacher? A doctor? …


I imagine by this point in your life, you’ve heard of the big A — Alzheimer’s Disease. You’ve seen it in movies, books, articles, and during yearly fundraising campaigns. It’s one of those diseases that happens to other people’s families, other people’s friends. You read about the research or new…


There was a time when women did not have a choice so would dutifully run the household and look after her husband and her handful of children. Post-secondary education was out of question for all but a few and the work force was reserved for men, young pretty unmarried women…


Today was a good day. When your loved one has Alzheimer’s, you don’t know one day to the next what the day will be like. You brace yourself for bumps and revel when it’s smooth sailing. It’s only human to feel sad or disappointed or upset when your loved one…


When your child is newly diagnosed with a food allergy, you’re bombarded with information on what to do about the allergen at the same time as dealing with the post-traumatic stress from watching your child burst into hives or, worse, experience anaphylaxis. Tests (scratch and/or blood) will be done to…

Shannon LaBrecque

I’m a mom of 3 boys and 1 girl, currently as a SAHM and parttime caregiving for a 94 year old grandmother with Alzheimer’s Disease.

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