I’m talking too quickly in my rush to get the angry words out. My finger is jabbing the air toward him, emphasizing my words at random as they come tumbling out of my mouth. I[…]
Friday, Kale turned 8. Normally I am really good about posting these annual letters to him on the right day (and I’m actually going to back date this post just so the dates are right) but we[…]
Two stories about perfectionism and anxiety and how we manage.
Here’s a run down of what goes into my kid’s lunches.
Ask away, kids. But please accept the answer.
The annual dispatch to my son on his birthday. Today, Kale turns seven.
A photo round up of our inaugural paddle around Burnaby Lake.
A Poem: summer is here, so are the lice, I’m keeping busy, pass the wine.
Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!
I can’t believe I didn’t see it coming. Or maybe I did but didn’t want to admit it. I can’t do it all.
Defining success as a parent and as a person. What is remarkable?
It is day one of Spring Break and I’m already pretty much done with “Mom I want to tell you something” and “Mom do you want to see my [game/thing I’m obsessed with]?” and “What[…]
In a land of picky eating, I get asked a lot about how we manage food at our house. Here are my main food rules.
How a set of green rubber Rainbow Loom cat ears prompted me to examine my own perceptions about gendered toys, and wonder how those impact my son.
My annual letter to my child on the sixth anniversary of his arrival to this world.
Why I’m on Team One-and-Done.
Notes from the strike, part one.
“Take a look. It’s in a book.” And Kale can read it!
Kale conducts an experiment.
A lovely friend of mine just had her baby a few weeks ago. He’s adorable and warm and pink, and I got to hold him for a little while when he wasn’t yet 24 hours[…]
On having a kid driven by control and anxiety and rules.
Someone in my newsfeed on Facebook (Michelle, was that you?) shared this article – The Importance of Buying Normal Clothes for Our Daughter’s and What You Can Do About It from the Good Men Project,[…]
I posted this on Facebook a few weeks ago, but I’ve been thinking about since it happened. Kale and I found a rosary in the park, and I asked him to pick it up so[…]
I wrote this in July, and then never published it. After a quick edit, here it is. In July, Kale went to daycare two days a week. Although in a different building, it is run[…]