35 Years

#MommyScholar, Personal

I turned 35 last week, though many of my classmates don’t believe I am as old as I say I am. Apparently I don’t look 35, though I’m not sure what that means. What I do know is that I don’t feel 35, though I certainly don’t feel 25 any more either. I have lived […]

February 29, 2016



Someone on Twitter shared this post from CBC Kids and I started writing it out to check things off, but I realized this is a better place than any other. I’m also wondering how many of these I accomplished as a kid. So I’m crossing out the ones my kid has gotten to do, and […]

February 24, 2016


#MommyScholar, Sponsored

Life is a little bit of chaos right now. And when I say right now I mean ‘for the past several months.’ School, classes, work, kid gets sick, I get sick, Joe gets sick. I go a few days thinking it’s all going smoothly and then something crumples. All this to say that when The […]

February 15, 2016

Dear Jack/Dear Dad

#MommyScholar, Personal

I’m starting to make my way. I’m getting set to finish my classes and move forward into the next part of my life and career. Moving forward generally means thinking about you, Jack, and what it would have been like if you were still with us. How long I would have stayed in my job, […]

February 9, 2016

Getting closer


We are one week from reading week, which marks the halfway point of this semester, which means only the end is nigh. Course work ends the second week of April and after that the world sort of opens up. The other day I starting thinking more about what comes next. (Big red glittery letters – […]

February 7, 2016

Hoop dreams


Joe and I went to the Capital Hoops Classic today. Carleton vs Ottawa U. I missed last year’s, but Dad would have reminded me he would have gotten me tickets. This was the 10th Capital Hoops and, as far as I know, the first one my father missed. While I was there, watching the Ravens forget […]

February 5, 2016



It has been a long time since I’ve posted. It might be a longer time between posts than ever. The fact is I’m feeling not quite myself. I’m feeling sort of like an odd version of myself, or an outline of myself. I have so many unanswered questions going forward that I’m hoping that’s what’s wrong. […]

February 4, 2016