A new path


I spent the month working on some very special projects. Some very heavy projects with a lot of meaning and a lot of shame, guilt and grief attached. I spent a lot of time listening and a lot of time crying. And when it was over – my part, for now – I had to […]

October 24, 2016

Thank you. I’m Sorry.

Issues, Personal

The past month has been quite something for me. I have had the opportunity to do work I wouldn’t have imagined even three months ago. I have met beautiful people and been a part of something really, truly special. First there was the Moose Hide Campaign event – an event for a movement to get men across Canada […]

October 23, 2016


Ottawa, Parenting

My daughter has reached an age where she still has many questions, but she is exhausting the ones I can actually answer. This is why I’ve started using outside sources and calling in favours. Last year I planned on taking her to Ottawa’s Maker Faire but things didn’t work out (I think we all ended up […]

October 10, 2016

Good lord


Last Friday was Orange Shirt Day and Joe and I have both talked to the kid about the significance of that, about Indigenous peoples and their history at the hands of people like us. It’s not an easy conversation, but it’s so important and I hate that there were all these terrible things that I […]

October 5, 2016

Guilt and the working mother

Parenting, Personal

I cried in the car on the way home today. Part of it was stress getting to me. Part of it was frustration. There was confusing and a bit of self pity. But mostly it was the mom part of me. Because before I became a mother I never really understood. I didn’t know what […]

October 1, 2016