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
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
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
I thought it was weird that I tucked in my sweater, then I found out we are relying on the praying mantis to save us from the murder hornets.
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
Joining @taraschuster T$ in her pull-up challenge. This used to be my least favorite exercise. I could not do a single one. So, I committed to doing ten by my 21st birthday. I maintained that ten for years, even at nine months pregnant. And then I stopped lifting for a decade. This is my new 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
First time in the car together in over a month, heading to a Birthday Parade for a sweet, sweet ten year old. Sunshine on our heads, love in our hearts. Feeling grateful for love and family coming together in isolation.