marriage · Motherhood · Musings

Waiting for the slap – thoughts on transition and homecoming

A few days ago my family finished the front end of a whirlwind move from Montreal to Toronto. A month ago we didn’t know we’d be coming home. Then God opened a bunch of doors in such rapid succession that we could barely keep up. Cue three weeks to pack, organize all the details of… Continue reading Waiting for the slap – thoughts on transition and homecoming

Musings

A short love letter to and primer on long distance friendship

Originally appeared as a Facebook post on April 24th, 2016 All week God has been impressing upon me the holiness of friendship. The sacred act of intentional intimate relationship. For me friendship has almost exclusively been long distance. Every new deep friendship I know will eventually become long distance given the nomadic nature of my… Continue reading A short love letter to and primer on long distance friendship

Faith · Motherhood

A follow up to “I want to quit my job, by a SHM”.

Earlier this week I wrote about wanting to quit my job as a stay at home mom. Some stuff has happened since then that has changed me a little bit, and I hope will change me more as the days go by. But I hesitate to share because I’m worried about alienating my readers who… Continue reading A follow up to “I want to quit my job, by a SHM”.

Faith · Politics

Islamaphobia reminded me I am not white

Canada has erupted with small and large acts of violence against its Muslim and Arab citizens (racists do not discriminate between race and religion, they need “the other” to be simple to identify). A mother picking up her kids from school was assaulted in Toronto, a mosque in Peterborough was burned, two hijab-wearing women were… Continue reading Islamaphobia reminded me I am not white

Politics

Call out xenophobia and ignorance. Don’t be a jerk about it. Because no one will listen.

I am speaking from hard hard earned experience. In the past I’ve shared rants and ravings, that were justifiable and mostly accurate, that did precisely NOTHING to change people’s perspective or even challenge them. All I achieved was feeling pleased with myself while further alienating those I most wanted to “correct”. I also got into some epic… Continue reading Call out xenophobia and ignorance. Don’t be a jerk about it. Because no one will listen.