A plan for raising brilliant kids, according to science

Many of you may know I work for a University. I mingle with Deans, faculty members, administrative staff and students on a daily basis. Working in communications, my job is to hear people’s stories and retell them in an interesting way for various audiences, whether that be prospective students, donors, media, researchers or the general … More A plan for raising brilliant kids, according to science

What am I up to? (The one about kindergarten, creative partnership projects & princesses)

Sometimes I find it challenging to sit down in this new (to me) blog and write. My writing muscle hasn’t been used in a while aside from the various things I write about health care, the health care system (in Canada), post-secondary education, and researchers for my day job. As a result, I find myself struggling … More What am I up to? (The one about kindergarten, creative partnership projects & princesses)

Does a tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy make a child sleep better?

Hello, fellow sleep-deprived parents who have found their way here via desperate Google searches. May I suggest turning away now if you are feeling like one more bit of bad news about sleep will send you into the corner to sob silently and/or run for the hills?  One of the primary reasons my daughter had … More Does a tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy make a child sleep better?

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