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Ok! Here goes. One day before the deadline to submit your blog to Today's Parent, for any chance to prove to fellow Canadians that we are all different and unique. I guess I'm not the only mom or dad who got excited about this opportunity! I've been writing for years and keeping a blog for almost two. I'm the typical writer who never knows where to start and often doesn't post a piece until the very last minute, I feel as though my journalistic capabilities have been really lacking in the past several years- not that I'm blaming it on parenthood-or my day job. But, I really don't get to sit in the silence I need to create and write like I would like to very often. I rarely stay up past 10:30-without just cause.
Recently though however, I got this burst of inspiration for something I really want to do- that is write about being a mom in this world. My situation is common but with a slightly imperfect twist. I'm not only a single mother, I…

Just write everyday and good things will come...

Having a child is the best thing that has ever happened to me. She couldn't have come a long at a better time. Even though we had not planned her and it was a scary thought seeing as I had just finished my final year of Broadcast Journalism only days before she was born and her dad had been on strike from work for six months leading up to her birth. I was 26-years-old, lwith enough energy and mature enough to handle a precious baby. On the forefront, this was a road that I was ready to go down and despite the turmoils with my partner at the time. I knew I would be making some sacrifices as far as my career was concerned, but I would say I have come out of the beginning years with the biggest gift of all. I have a very strong bond with my little girl and for that I am grateful.

I live in Port Hope, Ontario, 154 km East of Toronto. I suppose it's pretty ordinary to live in a province in Canada, near a large city. Unfortunately, I hardly ever go to the city. I would like…