I just had my first week off in 4 years. That felt really cool to put down in words. I feel obligated to say that I love my kid more than life itself because this is the internet and if I don't say it explicitly people will get pitchforks or whatever we're using these days. … Continue reading A week off, snowstorms, and extra reassurance
I had a mental breakdown at the library today. My plan was just to pop in quickly to pick up a book that I had on hold. While the librarian was finding the book for me, I noticed the program calendar and finally got up the guts to ask the question I've been wanting to … Continue reading A spillage of crazy
I am in the midst of planning a family trip to Europe in May (EEEK!), and let me just say that as stressful as it is, I have serious wanderlust right now. I've been thinking about some of my favourite family vacations so far, and since I cannot concentrate on anything else, I've decided to … Continue reading Visiting Washington, D.C.
Hating on the younger generation is a past time that is handed down year after year. I get it, sometimes I hate change too. But a lot of the things that Millenials get blamed for - being lazy, or naive - is flat out wrong. When I look at the people around me, I couldn't … Continue reading Millennials are changing the world for the better
Like most parents, I was nervous about my kid starting school. But when I visited our local kindergarten classroom, I felt reassured. The junior and senior kindergarten curriculum in our province was play based. He would be playing and learning. He could even bring his own books. Even though my husband and I knew that public school wouldn't be … Continue reading For us, right now, homeschooling works
Lately I've been trying to figure out a way I can help the big picture. The last few months have been a roller coaster ride for us, and watching world politics right now has put a fire in my belly to do... more. To speak up. To say "hey, I'm going through this", or "they're … Continue reading A responsibility to fight
For my husband and I, moving is a way of life. We both grew up on the move, and I think it is one of the things that I love about him. No one quite understands the new kid like someone who has been the new kid repeatedly themselves. The only problem now is that … Continue reading Moving with a baby
It feels like lately all I've been doing is advocating. So when I saw Oliver Jeffers post Love Letter America this morning on Instagram I instantly bookmarked it as my job for tonight after my kiddo went to bed. I can't help but feel so powerless every time I open the internet, and seeing someone making beautiful … Continue reading Friday night fun: writing my reps!
I love movies. Whether I'm in a dark movie theatre, crammed in my car at the drive in, or sitting on my couch in my pjs, I love them. I think they teach empathy and love and freaking life skills guys. Like how many of us know not to run up the stairs if a … Continue reading Making movies and media literacy
I was born in Florida. I've lived in sunny SoCal. I remember living in North Carolina and school being delayed over 2 hours because of a centimetre of snow. I am pretty sure I was permanently cold for a good 5 years when my family moved to Canada. So I get it when people are hesitant about kids being outside … Continue reading It’s never too cold to be outside