Friday, September 29, 2006

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

With the mornings getting cooler I have decided to wear a hat. The reason for wearing one is that I always wash my hair in the mornings because I am too damn lazy to wash it the night before and blow dry it. So, I have this nice black hat that makes me look like I am Carmen Sandiego . I felt very self-conscious walking to work today because everyone kept staring at me...I like to think that maybe they thought that I was a celebrity trying to hide my identity but since I was riding the subway at 7:30 in the morning this could not possible be the case. Which means that I probably looked like a freak. I like my original thought, it makes me feel better.

I have to confess that I have been doing nothing at work this morning since I came in at 8am...I was catching up on my mommy blogs and trying to not laugh out loud at the funny stuff posted. Sadly many of the moms who write these blogs have been feeling down and have thought of even stopping their blogs, I really hope that they don't because they really gave me a great deal of support in the first few months after Preciosa was born. They wrote about the struggles that they experienced and how they were up at 4 am every morning feeding their little made me think every morning when I fed Preciosa that in another house in Toronto another mama was also up feeding their little one. There are many times when you feel very alone as a is good to know that you are not...that is why I love the blogs and it is one of the reasons why I started mine.

I am going to cut this blog short because I have to get back to looking productive....just kidding.

I have other things to talk about but don't have time right now...stay tuned...

cheers everyone!

Monday, September 25, 2006


The title really describes how I feel today...I had two cool topics to talk about on the blog on Sunday at 4 am but I can't remember either of them.

So this will be a very boring blog because after work I have no creative juice left in me. Its incredible just how freaking tired and BLAH I am afterwork. After I come home with Preciosa and we spend our time together and I put her to bed, I am totally done. The small brust of energy that I get while we are together is gone as soon as I put her to bed. I hope that things will improve...because if I want to get the business going I will have to do work after she is in bed.

I have been thinking about organizing my blog but I have yet to figure out how I will do this. In other blogs that I read there are certain headings used for certain days, for example every wednesday has a certain title. The one day that I think I know what I will call it is Friday. From now on, if I post a blog on Friday it shall be called TGIF (Thank Goodness Its Friday...not an original name but it truelly is how I feel every friday). I will try to come up with another title for the posts at a later date.

Since I have just started I don't really need to have things fully figured out yet.

I am going to be going now because the little one will not go to sleep...she can probably hear the keboard as I type.


Thursday, September 21, 2006

Hello Everyone...I am back!

Sorry for the long absence, I have been very busy at work lately and have not had time to blog.

To get you up to date:

La Preciosa had her birthday on September 16 and being the star that she is she pulled a Paris Hilton and had 3 days of partying.

Party #1- We had friends over on Saturday to celebrate...had LOTS of fun, with good friends, little ones, good food, and birthday cake (made by Spandex Woman...Yummy)

Party #2- Went over to in-laws and celebrated with them by having a bar-b-q and sitting outside with La Preciosa playing on the grass. She helped her grandfather by pulling out as much grass as her little hands could grasp.

Party #3- Had the moms and tots from my mom group over to our place to was very nice to see them and for La Preciosa to hang out with her friends.

By the end I was exhausted and now I have training all week and lots of work to catch up.

I would like to say here on the blog..Thank you to all who came to celebrate La Preciosa's first Birthday with us.

Break is over and have to get back to my training, I will post some more stuff later on.

ciao everyone

Thursday, September 14, 2006

These boots ain't meant for walking

So yesterday I wore my high heel boots for the first time since January 2005...and let me tell you people that it FREAKING hurt!

If you know me you know that I cannot walk in high heeled anything, I am disgrace to my latina heritage because latinas are supposed to be able to run in high heels caring their babies.

So I think that I will have to take things easy and build up my tolerance of high heel shoes, how pathetic does that sound. You should have seen me yesterday...I felt like I was walking like a freaking giraffe, but I snuck a look in a mirror as I was walking and I did not look like a giraffe...this made me feel better.

So on to another topic...I have changed my user name on the blog...from now on I will be going by the very unimaginative name of Bloor West Mama (BWM). I was thinking of copying the BMW logo and changing the lettering but since I am not computer wiz this will take some time.

This saturday we will be celebrating la Preciosa's first birthday. I can't believe that it has been one year. Time really flies, next thing I know she will be going to school and then university...part of me doesn't want her to grow up so quickly but another part is looking forward to the wonderful things that are still to come. Another big part is not looking forward to the growing pains that we will experience, but oh well that's life.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

It's Alive...It's Alive

I would like to inform everyone of the birth of our new baby...Our

I have been hinting that the Sexy was working non stop on something, it was the creation of our website. provides new and expectant mothers resource information, from after hours clinics to fitness programs to take part with your baby. Baby is also a place where mothers can create and join communities where they can get together with other mothers and talk about all things baby.

The website was my way of sharing the information that I found very useful during my pregnancy and after the birth of Preciosa. Also being part of a group of mothers was so much fun it was something to look forward to. We shared stories, problems, solutions and offered each other a tremendous amount of support. I value my mom friends a great deal and the website will enable mothers to create communities based on their own individual needs.

I want this website to help all mothers and mothers-to-be across the country, that is why your comments and suggestions are very welcomed. Stop by and check it out.

I would also like to say that my husband was amazing, he is the creator of the website and without him it would not have happened. Cheers to my husband.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

What's in a Name?

Hurray, I got my first exciting for me. The comment came from my good friend who wishes to be called Spunky on the blog. Now, she thought that I had called her a "goof friend" but that was a typo and I was not referring to her(sorry about that Spunky).

But this comment got me thinking about names and the name that we want to be called on-line. I wanted to have a really cool name for my blog but frankly I lack the imagination to come up with one. So if any of my friends would like to make suggestions please leave me a comment and I will pick the one that I like the most.

Names can also really hurt us and choosing the right name is very important. I don't want to call anyone by something that they find offensive because that is not my intention (unless I don't like you, in that case you are out of luck). So I vow to come up with a cool name but I do apologize in advance if what I think is cool is so not what you think is cool.

Now I will tell you all what I did this weekend (because you obviously care, and if you don't...well too bad):

1) I took care of two sick babies...The Sexy and La Preciosa were sick over the weekend. My poor husband had to work sick all weekend and I was a single mother this weekend because he had to work on something that is very important for us. This means that I can't bitch about the fact that he was not able to help me that much.

2) I had a very nice get together with Spandex Woman and Spunky on Sunday and we got caught up on our lives and had great pizza made by the husband. (the pizza was awesome with homemade dough)

3) Spend most of the weekend doing laundry and cleaning the kitchen and chasing a snotty, crawling little one around.

So that ladies and gentlemen is my weekend in a nut shell.

Today I am meeting up with my mom friends for drinks and sugar(aka dessert), I am so looking forward to it.

ciao ciao

Friday, September 01, 2006

Bienvenida amiga

Welcome back to my good friend Spandex Woman from touring her home country of the Philippines and other parts of Asia. She was greatly misses by all of us and we are glad that she is back, specially since she brought us gifts.

Yesterday I stayed home with La Preciosa because she had a fever the day before and we wanted to make sure that she was feeling okay. Thankfully she was totally fine and we got to enjoy a beautiful day together and meet up with Spandex Woman. Though as sick as this may sound, I actually missed work ( I know that I am a terrible mother). But really I did, I can honestly say that three weeks ago I was crying to my husband about not wanting to go back to work and leaving the baby. Feeling guilty about putting her in day care and not being with her 24/7 to witness all of the incredible things that she does all day long.

But I can tell you now, after being back at work for 2 weeks that its really not that bad. In fact I admitted to a good friend that I was happy that La Preciosa was in day care because she is at a stage where she needs so much stimulation and though as her mother she can totally get it from me, she can also get it from others. Especially the wonderful women at her day care who care a great deal for all of their "kids".

La Preciosa has so much fun at day care and we have quality time together as a family after work and during the weekends. Its incredible how we appreciate the time that the three of us have together. Weekends are sacred and we take advantage of them. The one thing that we have to figure out is the housework. How I hate housework!