Tattoo Art (link)

I am thrilled to be included in the recent Electric City Magazine article THE NATURAL WARMTH OF TEDD2S’ TATTOO ART written by Zara Syed featuring Peterborough’s local artist, Tedd Hucks. Special thanks to photographer, Samantha Moss who not only took some stunning photos but also made my first {naked} photo shoot super chill. And of course my…

I run to lose weight….(wait for it…)

I got home from an exceptionally long Monday & was on the brink of shrugging off my originally planned run. Excuses were there for the taking: I was tired. (Yeah I know..join the club). I’d already missed the last 4 days..what’s one more? I can’t leave the kids for another 30 minutes, that’s poor parenting….

And Sew It Goes..

It’s been a cozy weekend and as I am puttering around and mulling over writing a new post, I’m drawn to this older one I wrote just over 2 years ago.  It’s about the practice of mending: fabric and emotions.  It was published in Bunch Family and they even secured amazing photos by Karyn Valino to accompany…

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…

#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…

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…

#InstaFarce

I snapped a photo of the kids outside painting this afternoon and was about to post it on Instagram (’cause why else take a picture) when I realized the absurdity of the situation. The picture shows how these kids are happy, healthy (eating a nutritional snack), creative and outdoors. By all rights, I am portrayed…

Taking Time

During her first visit to our new home, my 8 year old daughter looked out at the row of backyards and asked, “Do you have to have a clothes line to live in Peterborough? “Yes, it’s the law.” Not having had a clothes line myself since I was a kid, I am slowly learning the fine…

Progress – The House is Sold (And we Are Never Cleaning Again!)

Team Adventurers have made another step toward our new adventure and move to Peterborough. We have sold our house! {Ta-Da!!} As I take small reprieve between staging and packing, I reflect on the last couple of weeks. It has become quite clear that as much as Team Adventurers love a great adventure, we are also…

My life with (and without) kids. Before and After.

My Life with Kids (ADD – After Daddy Died) I was looking through some of my older pieces of writing and came upon something that I wrote about a year ago. It speaks of my weekends alone when the kids would go to their Dad’s house and how they sometimes resembled that of a teenager whose…

Mama Earth Basket Adventures (1)

Each Friday evening I receive a rubbermaid bin of fresh organic produce delivered to our door, compliments of Mama Earth.  I registered with them last Fall as an experiment.  I found that I tended to purchase to the same vegetables/fruit, particularly in the winter (carrots, bananas, apples anyone?) and wanted to mix things up.  I also wanted…

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…