Canadiana, Personal

Last year Joe and I went out to party for New Year’s Eve. We stayed over at a hotel and danced past midnight. And I all could think was that I hadn’t seen my baby girl yet in 2014. We’re not partiers. We’re watch the countdown on TV-ers. It’s warm at home and my pyjamas […]

December 31, 2014



There are times when my husband is telling me good things about me and gets frustrated with me for negating his comments. What he does not seem to understand is that the woman that he is describing doesn’t feel like me, and that is the disconnect. I feel like I need to diffuse the situation […]

December 29, 2014

What we learned from kindergarten

#MommyScholar, Parenting

The kid’s first year of full time school is now half over. It’s been an adjustment – would have been an adjustment without my going back to school I think – but we’re getting there. Of course, my entire schedule changes in January so we’ll be tweaking again. Putting her on the bus is a […]

December 28, 2014

Under our tree


I’m not generally one for doing gift guides, but there are a few things that the kid is getting this year that I think are pretty cool, will be fun to play with a teach her a little something, so I thought I’d share. I’m glad to say that under our tree will be a […]

December 24, 2014

A Scholar’s Holiday


I’m going to be spending part of my holidays relaxing, but I am also intent on getting ready for next semester. The one course that I have been afraid of comes next semester – statistics. And I have it on good authority that my professor is a little intense and writes rough exams. The easier […]

December 23, 2014

Things I’m doing now that I’m done exams


I finished my last exam on Wednesday afternoon… We had a celebratory dinner and then I feel asleep at 8 pm. Yes, a regular-ish sleep schedule is definitely on my list of things to do now that my first semester back at university is over. These two days I had before the kid finished school […]

December 20, 2014

An ode to the mature student


In my first semester at school – now over except for one more exam – I have had the privilege of meeting some other students with great stories. Mature students – student who have lived more outside of university than in – have lived varied lives and they seem to understand better what’s at stake. […]

December 17, 2014

Procrastinating by blog


This is me posting because I’m very tired and I don’t want to study any more, I just want this to be over. My first exam is tomorrow morning at 9am and I honestly feel like I know all I’m going to know at this point. I also know that I have managed to get […]

December 12, 2014

We are, we are


It has been a tough few weeks for watching the news. There has been a lot of bad stuff – really bad stuff – happening all around the world, here in my city. I’ve also been involved in a conversation about how white people raising children can create change for black people in the future. […]

December 6, 2014