There is something about the start of fall that feels like a fresh start. The kids go back to our school and we moms can go back to our (somewhat) normal routine. It’s like having a clean slate to start over and as Personal Trainer, I am a huge fan. I love that so many moms recommit to taking care of themselves again, rather than just looking after their families.
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I remember my 26th year like it was yesterday. For someone who has the memory of a goldfish, that is saying a lot. Why was it so memorable? When most people are thinking about all their hopes and dreams for their future, in August 2002 I was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer. Yes I tried to play it down as much as possible as it was considered the "good" cancer.
I have been back at work now for a few weeks and, like a lot of women before me have said, it really isn’t as bad as you think it will be. In fact it’s pretty great. But I do have it easy. Or maybe my husband and I have stumbled on a decent version of the “shared parenting style.” Let me explain:
Last week, I was on vacation with my family at a resort in Northern Ontario. A little before 7pm, I was starting to think about what to have for dinner, while my kids, still in their swimsuits, were playing barefoot soccer on the grass. A young man and woman, along with their one year old son, emerged from the cabin next door. The little guy was in his jammies, and the parents were allowing him a few more minutes outside before heading back indoors for bedtime. I looked at my watch and realized how late it had become, and we were not even close to bedtime!