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.
Platform is a weird and wild topic for writers, well for almost anyone trying to reach their people in the world. I have partnered with Allison K. Williams, Writer, Editor, Speaker, and Social Media Manager at Brevity, to break down the myths surrounding social media for writers. Please join us for The Writers’ Bridge, our Read More
I thought my memoir manuscript was complete at 72,000 words when I started querying last fall. A few weeks after she requested my full I received feedback from the amazing @margaretrileyking. As is most often the case when searching for an agent, her feedback came along with a rejection. I didn’t know this in advance, Read More
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
The world will always tell you to choose A. They’ll say you can’t eat that. They’ll say you can’t say that. They’ll say you can’t write that. They’ll say you can’t wear that. They’ll say you can’t love that. They’ll say you can’t want that. They’ll say you can’t be that. They may be loud. 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
New moons are for wishes. Full moons are for goodbyes. The full moon loves best to take worries we no longer want to hold in our heads or our hearts. Whisper your worry into your hands and toss it up to the moon, saying, “Goodbye little worry.” The moon will pull the worry right up 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
My best trick is borrowed from @elizabeth_gilbert_writer and it’s to think of myself as the lifelong caretaker of this Human Ashleigh. I call her my little Meat Suit. She’s sweet and precious and requires constant babysitting. Click below and swipe for video. View this post on Instagram My best trick is borrowed from @elizabeth_gilbert_writer and Read More
I was asked in my stories how to start meditating. Here’s the thing, loves. You have all meditated before. When focusing during a hard workout or driving in a new area, looking for a street sign. You have all done it. If you would like to make a practice of it, then it’s like everything Read More
I walked across Broadway on a bright January day. I was in NYC for two publishing events and had decided to kill a couple hours at the Strand Bookstore. This seemed like a relaxing and lovely way to spend the afternoon, until I saw the rolling carts of used books lining the sidewalk. My throat Read More