25 Things You Never Knew You Always Wanted to Know About Me


I have been writing on Babble for a little while now and I think it’s overdue to get to know me a little better. I mean, I did just tell you all about my sex life so why not get nice and familiar with each other now?

I don’t normally like to talk about myself this much and I may be the most boring person you’ve ever not-yet met, but I still think there are some things you’ve always wanted to know about me, but didn’t know you wanted to know. Some are random facts, some are actually kind of embarrassing to admit in public and others are just weird things that make me — well, me.

Click through to read 25 things about me & then be sure to share something about you:

  • I Have a Super-Power 1 of 25
    I Have a Super-Power
    I have this freaky ability to function with very little sleep. Came in handy when I became a mom.
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  • I Am Canadian 2 of 25
    I Am Canadian
    I am a proud Canadian and yes, I do say 'Eh' way too much. It's also the reason for some weird spelling you may see. Colour = color. Favourite = favorite. We like our 'u's.
    Photo credit: Wikipedia
  • I Didn’t Gain A Lot In Pregnancy 3 of 25
    I Didn't Gain A Lot In Pregnancy
    Despite my best efforts the most I gained during pregnancy was 12 pounds total (the other two were 10lbs & 8lbs). I birthed healthy 8 pound babies though.
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  • Feet Freak Me Out 4 of 25
    Feet Freak Me Out
    I will scream if you touch your feet to mine. I am so serious about it that my husband and I use our own blankets so his feet won't touch mine.
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  • I Love Co-Sleeping 5 of 25
    I Love Co-Sleeping
    I am a big advocate for breastfeeding (I breastfed by youngest until she was almost 2.5 years old) and a huge advocate for co-sleeping.
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  • I Have A Lingering Pregnancy Symptom 6 of 25
    I Have A Lingering Pregnancy Symptom
    When I was pregnant for the first time, the first symptom was a super sensitive nose. It hasn't gone away and I wish it would.
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  • I Stuff Tissue Paper 7 of 25
    I Stuff Tissue Paper
    I hate being sick with a cold and when I am, you will find me sporting Kleenex up my nose. I don't care if I am out in public or not, it's comforting.
    Photo credit: Devan McGuinness
  • I Have PTSD 8 of 25
    I Have PTSD
    As a result from my multiple miscarriages, I suffer from post traumatic stress disorder which I am working hard to overcome.
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  • I Hate Chore Sex 9 of 25
    I Hate Chore Sex
    I know, sex should be fun right? I wish I could just go with the flow and hope for pregnancy to happen, but for my best chance of having a healthy pregnancy, I need to know when implantation happens. Which means, chore sex and planning things out.
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  • I Am Shy 10 of 25
    I Am Shy
    I have always been shy and don't warm up to talking to people. I am a super great listener though!
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  • Kidney Stones Galore 11 of 25
    Kidney Stones Galore
    Have you ever heard the debate - whether childbirth or kidney stones are more painful? I don't need to question it -- i've had 26 kidney stones because I make them like crazy when I am pregnant. I am monitored closely during pregnancy and am not looking forward to that again.
    Photo credit: Devan McGuinness
  • I Like Quiet 12 of 25
    I Like Quiet
    I am a no-fuss kinda lady. My idea of the perfect date is anywhere quiet and I am not a partier. My perfect evening is reading a National Geographic Magazine with a glass of wine.
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  • I Have Celiac Disease 13 of 25
    I Have Celiac Disease
    I eat 100% gluten-free because of celiac disease. I have been eating gfree for 5 years now and am so thankful that I now feel 'normal' again! My whole household eats gluten free so we don't have to worry about cross-contamination.
    Photo credit: Devan McGuinness
  • Being a Mom is the Best 14 of 25
    Being a Mom is the Best
    I am sure that most moms feel this way, but it's so true. I think I was put on the planet to raise these amazing kids.
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  • I Don’t Drive 15 of 25
    I Don't Drive
    I can not medically drive right now so I walk everywhere with my three kids. I have a double stroller that my kids refer to as 'mommy's car'.
    Photo credit: Devan McGuinness
  • I Love Piercings 16 of 25
    I Love Piercings
    This is my most recent piercing, a triple helix (each is a separate piercing). I also have my tongue done and up until recently -- some other piercings too.
    Photo credit: Devan McGuinness
  • I Have a Full Back Tattoo 17 of 25
    I Have a Full Back Tattoo
    My back is tattooed in inspiration of my children here and lost.
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  • Own Language 18 of 25
    Own Language
    I have two brothers and a sister and we have our own language. We call it "McGEnglish". We sort of just meld weird words together and if we're in a room together it may be hard to understand us.
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  • I Had Rough Childbirths 19 of 25
    I Had Rough Childbirths
    My labors were okay and not that horrible, but the births were a bit rough. I had vaginal births but needed quite a lot of stitches (56!). I had surgery a year after my youngest was born to make things less painful.
    Photo credit: Devan McGuinness
  • I Snort When I Laugh 20 of 25
    I Snort When I Laugh
    Tell me a joke and you may hear me snort. It happens, it's weird and funny, but I can't help it.
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  • I Have Been Through Loss 21 of 25
    I Have Been Through Loss
    I am a baby loss mama - I've had 11 miscarriages and one personally defined stillbirth.
    Photo credit: Devan McGuinness
  • I Have Factor V Leiden 22 of 25
    I Have Factor V Leiden
    I have a blood clotting disorder called Factor V Leiden, which predisposes me to developing blood clots. When pregnant I get to take that needle everyday in my stomach and for 8 weeks postpartum. I will be needing to do it all over again for the next pregnancy too.
    Photo credit: Devan McGuinness
  • I Have a Passion 23 of 25
    I Have a Passion
    Just over a year ago, I founded an online support site called Unspoken Grief. Our mission is to raise awareness and break the silence and stigma of grief left by miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death.
    Photo credit: Unspoken Grief
  • I LOVE the Yankees 24 of 25
    I LOVE the Yankees
    I am a big fan -- even though, according to my family, should support the Toronto Blue Jays. All of my kids have a Yankee baby blanket my grandma made for them -- we call them their 'Yankets'.
    Photo credit: Wikipedia
  • I Married My High School Boyfriend 25 of 25
    I Married My High School Boyfriend
    My husband and I have been together since high school. We moved in together during college, got engaged during college and married right when we graduated. We've been together for 13 years now.
    Photo credit: Devan McGuinness

:: Now, your turn – tell me something I never knew I wanted to know about you! ::

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