Love of self


Parenting

I left the house early this morning, which is rare since I work from home. I had a meeting downtown and my husband was staying home with the kid for her PD Day off from school. I got up, got dressed, and went in to say goodbye to her. I won’t see her until late […]

February 16, 2018

Marching on


Health, Issues, Parenting, Personal

I took the kid up to the Hill on Saturday to experience the Women’s March. I had wanted to go last year but I was sick or something and didn’t make it. I knew it wouldn’t be exactly the same this year, not being the first of the movement, but I also knew I wanted […]

January 24, 2018

Away we go


Parenting, Personal

Some of the things I most vividly remember from my childhood are the trips. I remember driving across the country to visit PEI – five of us and my grandmother falling asleep on me in the backseat. I remember my mom taking my sister and me to Toronto. I remember two cottages that my grandparents […]

January 18, 2018

Great Eight


Parenting, Personal

A friend of mine is currently on maternity leave and posts a lot of pictures on Instagram of her adventures. It makes me think of my year on leave with my brand new baby. It was a wonderful year, though at the end of it I was very much ready to go back to work. […]

January 12, 2018

Our tree, a tour


Parenting, Personal

My friend Lynn (did you know she wrote a book?) posted a little tour of her family Christmas tree and I thought it was a lovely idea. Our tree, whose name, apparently, is Bob, according to the kid, is pretty awesome. When I was a kid, my mother would get us each a new ornament […]

December 25, 2017

Eight is enough


Parenting, Personal

This morning I took a good look at my kid this morning. She’s doing that growing up thing. Her friends are too. It’s astounding to me that this tiny baby became this full human person in such a short period of time. She was brand new to our lives but then it was as though […]

November 22, 2017

Dear Evan Hansen,


Parenting, Personal

Basically I saw the show on Tuesday night and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. And my complete certainty that I will never see anything like it again. Now that I’m home I’m almost in disbelief that I even got to see the show. I have wanted to since the first time I heard […]

November 17, 2017

Joiner


Learning, Parenting

I have joined the parent council at my kid’s school. This is not something I ever expected myself to do, but then she went to a coop preschool and I got the taste for knowing her teachers and what was going on in her day to day life. When she started kindergarten we just put […]

November 5, 2017

Post Halloween Blues


Parenting

We had a hiccup today. Halloween went swimmingly, the whole family had fun and I made the night for three kids who didn’t think anyone would get their costumes (One Cousin Itt and Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin). The kid even got to bed basically on time and fell asleep quickly after all the […]

November 2, 2017

All Dressed Up


Parenting

I have always been creative, but I have never been good at Halloween. As a little kid I was, of course, always excited for the dressing up and the candy. I lived in a neighbourhood full of young families, so everyone took part. It was one of my father’s favourite times of the year, and […]

October 28, 2017