Mornings have never been my time to shine. When I first open my eyes, or have them pried open for me, I can hardly see. Even with little faces pressed right up against mine, I can still be confused as to who is there interrupting my slumber.
Honestly, my eyes look like two pissholes in the snow and my hair, a ratty-ass monsoon. My balance is off. I stagger, sway and bump into walls, even. No, this hangover-like awakening is not a result of a big night out or insomnia nor is it because I’ve been worn down by my parenting duties in the night. Nope. No night feedings, here. With or without wet beds and bad dreams, my day begins the same way. This is just me in the morning and it always has been.
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The news anchor talks work, kids and her ideal date
By: Shannon Day
At the 23rd hour, while the rest of us are zonked on the couch at home or fast asleep in our comfy beds, Carolyn Mackenzie is not only at work but the spotlight shines bright as she delivers the 11 o’clock news.
Carolyn is the weeknight anchor for News Hour Final on Global. She’s also a mom to Kate, 5, Matt, 2, and is married to Chris, a Toronto firefighter. Her schedule is hectic but Carolyn has agreed to come over with her husband and kids, to talk about her balancing act as she juggles work, marriage and motherhood.
I was recently nominated for The Liebster Award by Susan Lee Maccarelli, who blogs over at Pecked to Death by Chickens. Thanks so much Susan! I indeed accept this award with much gratitude. Susan and I met, via Twitter, a few months ago due to our common appreciation for bathroom getaways. She has a great sense of humour and her blog is definitely worth a gander so check out Pecked to Death by Chickens for some down-to-earth parenting humour and more…
Now, in order to accept this award I am required to share 11 random facts about myself. So, here goes…