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
There I was, sitting across from the private school's principal, conscious of the fact that I look more like a sixteen year old than a parent. I tried to keep a smile on my face, calm and cool and collected; not letting my crazy spill onto the desk in front of me. I had told her … Continue reading What is gifted anyway?