Two is Enough: Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day

There have been times in my parenting journey that I’ve wondered to myself  if having one parent isn’t enough for Evelyn – that perhaps I’m cheating her out of the experience of growing up with two parents who are equally invested in her. Although there’s no other parent in the picture, our friends, family and time … More Two is Enough: Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day

Coming out again (and again and again): Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day

Five years ago, I found out I was pregnant with my daughter after several months of trying to conceive with the help of a known sperm donor. I became pregnant as a single mom by choice. I figured love could happen at any time, but my fertility was finite. I was ready to be a … More Coming out again (and again and again): Blogging for LGBTQ Families Day

On managing the never-ending to do list with meditation

Ever look at your to-do list and feel overwhelmed? Like you’re on a ship with a (big) hole in it and you’re sinking/drowning? On any average week, I am: Working a full-time outside of the home job Being a solo parent to a 4 year old Managing all things domestic in our home (groceries, cleaning, … More On managing the never-ending to do list with meditation

Writing New Moon intentions – with a partner or by yourself

For a couple years now, I’ve been writing New Moon intentions. For those of you who aren’t well-versed in all things astrology/spiritual hippie/weirdo (however you want to classify it), the new moon is the first phase of the moon, and it represents the beginning of a cycle. (A full moon represents the closing of a cycle). … More Writing New Moon intentions – with a partner or by yourself

The anticipation

Briann is on her way here for a whirlwind visit – she’s arriving this afternoon, and she’ll be here in Toronto for less than 24 hours. Yes, you read that right. She is traveling over 1400 miles for less than a day with me. It takes tremendous effort on her part to make these visits happen. In order to … More The anticipation

Tips to help your child after a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy

So your child just had a tosillectomy or adenoidectomy or both? My daughter just went through this in late April 2017. It was hard on both of us, and I found myself wishing throughout the process that I had wisdom of someone who had been there/done that to help me get through the rougher days. … More Tips to help your child after a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy

Child Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy Recovery Timeline Day by Day

My 4-year old daughter Evelyn recently underwent a tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy and bilateral myringotomy in April 2017. In layman’s terms, she had her tonsils and adenoids removed and ear tubes inserted in her ears. It was not an easy journey. In fact it was so traumatizing in moments that I had to write about it. This is … More Child Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy Recovery Timeline Day by Day