My Feature Friday is back after a two week vacation! πŸ™‚ 

This week I’d like to introduce you to Ruth from Mom’s Musings. Ruth and I have known each other, IRL, for fifteen years! WOW, that’s hard to believe. She is one of the reasons I started blogging, starting a Facebook account, started a lot of things actually.  In some ways… you have her to thank for me! πŸ™‚

This is going to be fun and not just because I can scour my own personal photo albums for great pictures of her. bwahahahahahaa {insert evil laugh}.  Don’t worry, I’ll play nice. This photo my five-year-old took while at a #BlissLunch I hosted a little after Blissdom Canada came to Toronto last year.

I have been through a lot in my life.  I had a great life, with some unique experiences and some awful ones.  All of my past has brought me to become who I am today.  I wouldn’t change anything that I have gone through, no matter how difficult it was.  I believe that what doesn’t kill us only makes us stronger.  I believe in a strong family.  I work in a group home with some amazingly exceptional people.  My youngest daughter has a brain injury from birth. Some days the glass is half full while other days it is half empty.  I am learning to navigate the waters of special needs parenting.  My faith is growing all the time.  I have a lot of questions sometime.  I love to write and will one day write a book.  Not sure what it will be about yet. 

I am a Christian.  I love God.  I love my husband.  I love my kids.  I love the chaos that we call our life.

Coffee drinker? Yuck…

Even though I should flog you for that answer… I know you LOOOVE Iced Cappuccino’s from Tim Horton’s. That be good enough to let you continue here. πŸ™‚

1) What drew you to blogging?  I wanted a place to store my family memories… and I really love writing, so I thought it would be a great outlet for me too.

2) How do you characterize yourself?  Hm… lately? I have been asking myself this same question. I guess you could say I am a woman who is on a journey to figure out how I characterize myself. πŸ˜‰

3) What did you want to be when you were little?  A mommy

4) Are you married? Kids?  Married 16 years with 5 kids on earth {15 y/o boy, 13, 9, 6, and 3 y/o girls} and 1 baby girl born to Heaven.

5) If you could have a superpower, what would it be?  Everyday I dream that I can take time away from my real life and live in a pretend world where no one is whining or crying… so, I guess I would like to have transporting powers…

6) Favourites:

  • Food – Yes… OK, Pasta
  • Colour – Black (I know it is not technically a colour…but it is still my answer)
  • Movie – A toss up between Ferris Buellers Day Off and Little Miss Sunshine
  • Book – Hm… I don’t have time to read anymore πŸ™ {But Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut was a fave book of my past}
  • TV show – Anything reality I guess… I don’t watch much TV anymore
  • Blog – I’m a Lazy Mom

7. What is your favourite quote?  We make a living by what we get… we make a life by what we give… – Winston Churchill

8. What is the best compliment you’ve ever received?  That I am a good mom and we are doing something right with parenting {though most days I have a hard time believing that}.

9. What play list/CD is in your CD player/iPod right now?  Oh, oh… I just added songs to my Blackberry!! They consist of Rolling Stones, The Cure, Morrissey, Pearl Jam and many more!!

10. Are you a night owl or a morning person?  A night owl by nature, a morning person by force {kids}.

11. What is the meaning behind your blog name?  Pretty basic… Mom’s Musings – My daily {not so daily} musings about my life as a mom, a wife, a woman and about my journey too.

12. Where would you visit if you had the chance?  Hm… anywhere away from here;-) No, I really want to go to Costa Rica to zip line in the rain forest.

13. What’s your favourite Canadian city?  Toronto Baby!!


I'm the Cool Mom of 4, Married to the Preacher Man, but at times I'm a little more Sass than Saint!

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  1. Wow – 15 years, I didn't know!!!

  2. FUN post! That's too cool. I love learning a bit more about you Ruth! Thanks for featuring her, Shash! πŸ™‚

    ~ Raylene @ It's OK to be WEIRD!

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