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Fire burn

Years ago I started a LiveJournal because I liked reading other people’s LiveJournals, and I had some things to complain about. It turned into a blog about having a baby and maternity leave, and dealing with a bit of kid growing up stuff. It became a place where I shared and ranted and hopefully made …

Issues

September 30

Today was Canada’s first ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Growing up I was vaguely aware of the Indian Act, the history of the country and how it was colonized. I was aware of the First Nations, but I honestly don’t remember meeting any actual Indigenous peoples until I went away to college when …

Issues

Black Lives Matter

There is very little I can say right now, and very little reason I should be allowed to opine – except to say that I recognize the luck I had being born who I am where I am, and the privilege that all of this provides. I am a white, middle class, suburban mom with …

Health Issues Personal

Out of focus

Recently life has been a bit of a mess. We have a lot going on – sometimes it seems like more than we’ve ever had. Work and travel and a new dog, a kid with her stuff, appointments. More than once in the past three weeks I have made an appointment in one calendar and …

Issues Personal

I believe her

For perhaps the first time in my life today I couldn’t watch the news. I have watched the news through many tragic events – 9/11, Sandy Hook. I have watched desperate to know the details, the happenings, the resolutions. I struggle to tear myself away and not know. Even as a young teenager I stayed …

Health Issues Parenting

Ontario kids deserve better

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 …

Issues

Someone think of the children

Obviously the world’s attention is on the United States right now, where we are seeing children taken away from their parents and placed into a system from which they may never emerge. It’s horrifying, and I absolutely think we should be speaking out, educating ourselves about what’s actually happening and why, and calling on leaders …

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