Finding Comfort

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Yesterday I had a brief meltdown at about 10:00am. I came home from dropping the kids off at school and tackled my to-do list. Then I finished my to-do list. Then I had nothing in particular to do ... and it was still only 10:00am. This is a very … [Read more ...]

Censoring Queen Victoria: Who Was She, Anyway?

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I have been really behind for a really long time. This means that while I received Censoring Queen Victoria by Yvonne M. Ward almost a year ago, I'm only reviewing it now. My apologies. You can expect more of these coming up in the not-so-distant … [Read more ...]

A Word for 2015: Strength


For the past few years I've been choosing a word at New Year's to represent what I wanted to bring into my life in the 12 months ahead. In 2011 that word was space. In 2012 I chose clarity. In 2013 I chose presence. And for 2014 my word was … [Read more ...]

2014 Year in Photos Slideshow


This is my favourite post of the year. It's one that I do purely because I love it. It gives me a chance to reflect and wax nostalgic, which are sort of my bread and butter. This post contains my annual slideshow, chronicling my family's year in … [Read more ...]


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When I posted last week, I mentioned that a lot has happened in my life recently. One of those things? I was laid off from my job as Managing Editor for There are big changes happening on the site, most specifically the imminent … [Read more ...]


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Okay, okay. It's been two and a half months since I posted. A lot has happened. Right now I'd like to tell you about one of the big things that's been going on in my world. A couple of days after I last wrote here, I met with a teacher at a local … [Read more ...]

Screen Fast

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Once upon a time, I had a four-year-old and a one-year-old and no TV. I also didn't have a smart phone or a tablet, although I did have a computer. In those days, I had less screen time, and my kids had very little to none. And then things … [Read more ...]