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Christine Johnson

Military wife, mom to a four year old, twin toddlers and a stubborn fur baby. *phew*

I'm a 41 year old stay at home mom to three wild, tiny humans and a fur baby. I live a non stop, crazy life but I wouldn't have it any other way.
Learning To Forgive Myself Made Me A Better

Learning To Forgive Myself Made Me A Better Mama

My thoughts were always about how I couldn't do it anymore, how I sucked at being a parent or how my children hated me. "Can't," "won't" and "don't" were all constants in my vocabulary. I woke up and realized I didn't like who I had become or the road I was going down. But most importantly, I forgave myself.
03/02/2017 01:15 EST
My Daughter Is Shy, And That's Perfectly OK With

My Daughter Is Shy, And That's Perfectly OK With Me

It all started when Eve was fairly young and I became more social with her by taking her to playgroups. While the other kids were running around, Eve was attached to my side. She wanted to play with me, not with the other kids.
03/01/2017 09:57 EST
I Love My Children, But I'm So Tired And Angry All The

I Love My Children, But I'm So Tired And Angry All The Time

Shouldn't I be happy? I have three healthy children, I have a wonderful husband, I have supportive friends and family, I have a roof over my head and a vehicle to drive, yet I'm so full of anger, so much anger. Every night I am mad at myself for yelling at my children, for losing my cool for reasons that don't warrant such anger.
12/01/2016 01:10 EST
Gord Downie's Hug With Trudeau Had Nothing To Do With

Gord Downie's Hug With Trudeau Had Nothing To Do With Politics

I don't give a s*** whether you are Liberal, Conservative or none of the above, sometimes it's not about that. Let's all do the Canadian thing and join our prime minister in sending Gord Downie and the Hip our best wishes, send them tons of strength and love in the coming months and beyond.
08/22/2016 11:24 EDT
Miscarriage, We Are Not

Miscarriage, We Are Not Alone

I had a life growing inside me that is no longer, a life that didn't get to meet his or her parents or big sister. This happens to so many women, EVERY SINGLE DAY and now it happened to me, to us, to our family, and I want to share, I have the right to share.
03/24/2016 10:38 EDT
Postpartum Eclampsia Almost Left My Husband A Single

Postpartum Eclampsia Almost Left My Husband A Single Dad

Postpartum pre-eclampsia isn't spoken about as much as regular pre-eclampsia. We're led to believe that we have our babies, then we're supposed to be in this land of happiness where everything is sunshine and roses. I'm told that eclamptic seizures often cause coma and death.
03/16/2016 03:56 EDT