Dogged


Parenting, Personal

On February 1 we said goodbye to our puppy dog and none of us were sure when we would have another pet. Henry was a sweet boy and we loved him dearly. Saying goodbye was incredibly difficult, and so was the silence he left behind. As it turned out I started feeling quite desperate for […]

April 9, 2019

Isn’t It?


Personal

Today was International Women’s Day and I celebrated by leaving the childcare to Joe and taking myself to Chapters and a movie. I bought the new Amanda Lovelace Book (awesome feminist poetry – speaking as someone who has never enjoyed reading poetry before). And then I went to see Isn’t It Romantic – a cheesy […]

March 9, 2019

23 hours a day


Health, Personal

Time moves differently in Cuba. Or at least it felt different. Maybe it was less the fact that I was in Cuba and more the fact that I had no internet access for 23 hours out of the day. Without internet I managed to fill my days with reading, swimming and movies. I also took […]

February 17, 2019

A Cuba


Health, Parenting, Personal

I am at my gate at the airport. (Super early, but with books to read and an episode of Drag Race to watch). I’m off to Cuba. My first time on a warm beach. My first time outside of North America. A solo vacation. Time to step away and break out of the brutal constant […]

February 9, 2019

The good Chancellor


Personal

Joe and I started talking about moving in together quite soon after we started dating, and before we moved in together we started talking about getting a pet. We flirted with the idea of a rabbit but in the end the thought of a dog of our own won out, and we started looking for […]

February 3, 2019

A picture at the top of the stairs


Personal

Dear Gramps, I know that you hated having your picture taken, and I saw the frown on your face those times when you realized I was trying to be sneaky with my camera, but there are pictures of you in this house that make me smile every time I see them. A picture at the […]

January 27, 2019

Permanent Ink


Personal

This morning I was looking through Reddit and someone posted a question – in relation to recent current events – wondering if people were forced to get a tattoo of a political figure who would they get. I┬áhave many tattoos, most of which are in memory of some person or another in my life. The […]

January 26, 2019

Body image


#MommyScholar, Personal

I’m taking these singing lessons and every week I think I should just stop. There is no reason for the lessons, except that it’s something I’ve always wanted to do and I finally decided maybe I could use that time for me. I’m not planning on dropping everything and recording an album, I’m not going […]

January 20, 2019

Honest, open and brave


Parenting, Personal

As usual last year, I set my three words I wanted to live by for 2018. I chose honest, open and brave. I said I was going to relish 2018. I had no idea that I would be ready to set everything on fire by the end of it. I feel like I failed all […]

January 1, 2019

A pie, marked with a G


Personal

As far back as I remember, whenever my family gathered for a homemade meal – me, my sister, my mother and my Tutu and Gramps – at some point one of us would ask what was for dessert and my Gramps would answer – every. single. time. – “Hot mince pie and ice cream.” And […]

December 24, 2018