I used to be a Martyrmom. Veiled as camaraderie, women perpetuate the idea everyday that it is funny to survive only on coffee and wine. Never mind the fact that it normalizes addiction as a method for surviving motherhood, can we examine that women only feel comfortable joking about their self-sacrifice rather than bringing awareness Read More
Can I tell you a secret?
We were not happy in this photo.
First, let’s remember that for over twenty years, I made a profession out of telling other people’s children what to do, so I have very few reservations when being assertive with my own children. In an attempt to make our house a place where people can feel (and express) their feelings and also a place Read More
Here’s an idea. In honor of Mother’s Day this year, let’s start treating women like actual human beings. I could say that I am upset in response to the leaked group chat messages from current NHL, minor league and collegiate players because I am a hockey fan, or a University of Manitoba alumnae, or Read More
When the world is upside down it’s even more important that we choose our words carefully. Wordslut by @amandamontell is one of my very favorite books. I’m giving away a copy of the audiobook for you and a friend, so you’ll get it immediately and because I’m honestly so bad at mailing shit. To enter: Read More
Best lesson of 2019
Three human boy children, a messy dog, and a cat who often brings us gifts🥴 …and our house is almost always tidy. A few rules: 1. Everything has a place. 2. We show we care about our things by putting them in their place. If the boys leave their stuff out I remind, I remind Read More
I always thought I would have zero nervousness talking to my kids about sex. But, by the time my oldest were three and five, I felt the awkwardness kick in and I knew I needed to start the conversation ASAP. I wanted to start them off with information that would lead them to a healthy, Read More
My Grandma Betty was the first woman in our family to wear white skates. And this is the story of how she bought them. She was 12 years old in 1946 and idolized Barbara Ann Scott, who would go on to win Canada’s only women’s Olympic gold two years later. My grandma had five brothers Read More
It has come to my attention that something, perhaps my cute aprons, or the fact that I briefly enjoyed canning tomatoes, or my photogenic dog, has given off the impression that I was trying to be WHOLESOME. Let me assure you that I realized early on that the idea of “wholesome” was just a trick Read More