Laid up


Health, Personal

I have come back from New York sick. Something about four planes, cool temperatures and rain, sleeping in the same bed with an 8-year-old who is probably riddled with germs. It all came together and got me good. I was exhausted yesterday, and so was she, but the flight did a number on her sinuses […]

November 8, 2018

NaBloPoMo?


Health, Parenting, Personal

I think I’m going to try my hand at NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo again this year. I think. Because the past few months have been full of surprises. Honestly. In May we started talking about possibly maybe moving. And then slowly and all of a sudden we sold our house and moved to a new one. Moving […]

November 1, 2018

Juggling along


Health, Parenting, Personal

When she was littler, I believed in my instincts when it came to my kid. She wasn’t always easy, but I was great with her and could usually calm her down, figure out what was wrong and fix it or at least distract. Above all else I believed I was a good mother and we […]

October 24, 2018

Ontario kids deserve better


Health, Issues, Parenting

The thing that perhaps upsets me most about the debate around Ontario’s health and physical education curriculum (you know, the sex ed one) is that there are parents out there who don’t want their children to have as much information as possible. There are parents who don’t want their children to know the proper names […]

July 18, 2018

False starts


Health, Parenting

I am attempting morning pages – three pages of stream of consciousness writing soon after you wake up – to try and push myself forward a bit. I have been rather stuck. Stuck or falling further behind where I want to be. Losing myself. Part of that is the move, but part of it is […]

June 19, 2018

This kid is non-stop


Health, Personal

In the past three months we’ve lost family members, we’ve both had extended out of town trips, we’ve both got work events that are taking up a lot of time, I’ve had some medical issues that resulted in a diagnosis – finally – of a condition that is pre-cancerous, meaning I have to get scanned […]

May 26, 2018

Not quite


Health, Personal

There are two keys to my depression – the things that go sideways first. One is eating, the other is sleep. This week both tanked severely. The kid was struggling with anxiety and sleep. Joe was away, which means that she was struggling more and that it was all on me to try my fix […]

April 14, 2018

Turmoil


Health, Personal

For the past month or so my life has been in upheaval. A few weeks ago I was in the emergency room, terrified, in pain and uncomfortable. I felt as though I might be having a heart attack. I went through a bunch of tests – and I am so thankful for the doctor who […]

April 2, 2018

Brain dump


Health, Personal

I logged in to my blog and I don’t know why. I can’t remember thinking of something I needed to write, I just know that I re-opened my browser just now and came to this page and logged it. It could be that there is so much going on right now that instinct took over […]

March 11, 2018

Side Effects


Health, Personal

While waiting in the emergency room the other day I posted on Instagram. I got messages from people, kind messages asking me if everything was okay, letting me know in the days since that they hope I’m feeling better. My family has checked in – How are you feeling? And honestly I have no idea. […]

March 5, 2018