lessons

This past month has been. . . so many things.  none of them boring. It started with a breakup ..  yes .. again.. (it’s cool though, i’m okay and i don’t want to brag but i actually think i’m getting good at this – Gold medal good.)  With barely a moment to breathe came a family…

Hurrah! At last I’m 40!

*Preface: As I write this, I feel all of my 40 years. I took off on my bike to find a quiet place to write and my knees are super achy from my (very rare these days) morning run + 3 days of gardening (yes, I was delighted to spend my May long weekend at home playing…

Nits Will Make You Nuts

Oh memories….. of writing this article for Bunch Family… of quality family time on the floor of the bathroom … of destroying each and every evil lice demon I found. And here we go again: different city but same enemy. I haven’t hit my Honey Bunny moment – yet – this time but I’m sure…

Unicorns – by Moxie

On Monday morning, first day of March Break, I was in the bathtub getting ready for the day when Moxie (my 9 year old) came in and sat on the floor beside me. “Mom, I wrote this thing a while ago but just decided that I wanted to share it with you,” In my head…

#BellLetstalk Day (2016)

It’s #BellLetsTalk Day (2016) and instead of writing another full post about how mental health has impacted our family, I’ll let my previous writing speak for itself. Regardless of whether you become involved in this campaign, I do encourage everyone to keep talking about mental health.  I wish I had insisted on more of those…

CBC Radio spreading good music & good karma..

About a week ago I was having a very dark day in a series of dark days. My incredible friend Beth (along with some other amazing friends and family), had been pulling out all stops to pull me back to the land of the living. True to her sweet yet random form, Beth answered a trivia…

Santa on Speed Dial

T’was a month before Christmas and all through our home came the whining and arguing from each of my spawn. They fought over books. They fought over toys. I could not hear myself think over their noise noise noise noise! The blowing cold wind had kept us inside until finally I held up my cell phone…

my Battlefield

Under this exposed battlefield i have nourished life. It is here that i hold my breath and store my energy.   From third to second chakra a patchwork of scars, stretch marks, and ink blanket my anxieties of love and esteem.   Sterile precision marks my growing strength.   Look for beauty in the shadows. For there…

Life of Leisure. The extended version.

It has been 144 days since I have been gainfully employed. To be fair, the first 73 days were planned time off with three main goals. Spend summer with kids. Explore new city. Try to make my head stop spinning. check. check. and half check (apparently my head has a fondness for spinning). I started to…

Don’t be an asshole and let fear stop you

I posted my first video blog on you tube:  Don’t be an asshole and let fear stop you Here is the written version: Hi In honour of my public speaking course at Trent, I’ve decided to try a video blog. When I announced my enrollment into the course on social media (hence, when it became…