Merry Christmas to All. And no chocolate for me.

by janevermeulen on   December 16, 2015

Christmas is such a wonderful time for me as it is a chance to indulge in two of my favourite hobbies—drinking cocktails and eating sweets. And at Christmas, chocolates and cocktails are everywhere! Except this year, I am dealing with a new challenge as I was just diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I had just accepted […]

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Perception versus reality.

by janevermeulen on   November 9, 2015

After I graduated from veterinary school, I accepted a position with a pet nutrition company working in sales and technical support. For several years, I wore fancy clothes and travelled the world. And attended many sales training courses to become a Certified Sales Professional. And I was always taught that “perception equals reality”. For many […]

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This is Life.

by janevermeulen on   September 21, 2015

My apologies for the delay in updating my blog. Like so many families, summer is a busy time for us but this summer seemed to have some extra chaos. More weddings, more trips and more hospital visits. This summer also reminded me of the unpredictable nature of life. One of the greatest joys of my […]

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Back to School Sleep Tips

by HappyBaby Sleep Solutions on   August 20, 2015

I hope you are having a fantastic summer! It’s going super fast don’t you think? As much as I love summer, I also love the idea of my children going back to school so I can get something accomplished! Summer is exhausting—mostly due to over scheduling and lack of sleep. If you have a preschooler […]

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The Best Laid Plans

by janevermeulen on   July 30, 2015

A few months ago, my nephew asked if my son Miki could be the ring bearer at his upcoming wedding. That sentence alone should give you an idea of my family dynamics! I am the youngest of four girls—the other three had children as young adults and I had my son at the ripe age […]

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#IDidn’tDoIt and #IHadExcuses

by janevermeulen on   June 29, 2015

The past few months have been a level of chaos that I have not experienced since veterinary school. I went to university for over eight years and had many sleepless nights, many forms of caffeine (coffee, espresso beans, caffeine gum), and too little exercise. But, when you are twenty years old, exercise is not a […]

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Ditch the Crib

by HappyBaby Sleep Solutions on   May 27, 2015

Childhood is full of exciting milestones: first tooth, first solid foods, first steps. Making the switch from a crib to a bed is another sign your child is growing up. For some parents the idea can be a bit nerve-wracking especially if they have already been through sleep training their child. They wonder what life […]

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A week of Parenting (and life) Fails. In photos.

by janevermeulen on   May 19, 2015

Today has been a lazy day for my family. We shopped, napped and watched “Keeping up with the Kardashians” (all right, I was on my own for that one). It gave me a chance to reflect on the past week. And what I discovered is that I failed miserably in parenting and life. But, don’t […]

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