Do inquiring minds want to know how our visit went? Non-inquiring minds can close their browser tab/window now. Evelyn and I are back from our 5-day trip to South Florida to visit Bri and her daughter. Actually, we got back a couple weeks ago but I’m a lazy/bad blogger now. Speaking of: I will call her … More Traveling with a 4.5 year old – we’re back!
How to survive a long-distance relationship as a single parent. Step 1: I have no idea. Help! Hello, friends and readers. Let me give it to you straight: this former over-sharing mom blogger has been reminded of why she….wait…I am going to stop talking in the third person now. A couple weeks ago, I was reminded … More Becoming a blended family…sorta
This past week I had the week off from work and my best friend and I made a “staycation” week here in Toronto for our two 4-year-olds. Thanks to Sarah’s exceptional planning and adventurous spirit, we took the kids somewhere fun each day (click on the link to see a video of each of our … More A week of adventures, YouTube & turning 37
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
Each of the 100 stories in “Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls” is about a real woman. Some of them are still alive, some of them have been dead for centuries. Some of them are athletes. Some of them are artists. Some of them are scientists. All of them are inspiring. … More Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
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)
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?
Bri and I are in a long-distance relationship, and as time marches on, it becomes increasingly difficult for us to be apart. This is temporary, of course – we don’t intend to be a long-distance couple forever. But as hard as it is for us, we also have constant reminders that we are not the … More How does a long-distance relationship affect children?
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
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