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”.
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
The truth is my family has no income right now, hasn’t for many months. My husband is a full-time student who works crazy hours, I’m a stay-at-home-mom….who works crazy hours. We are “financed” by student loans and the overwhelming generosity of both our parents. We are awash in privilege and support to live very comfortably… Continue reading ¨No gifts¨ Christmas – an invitation
A friend just wrote a blog post about her baby and his sleep routine. Their life requires a flexible sleep schedule and their easy-going little guy is pretty good at going with the flow. But when he has a bad day (or night) of sleep, she second-guesses herself, and all the books and blogs that… Continue reading Learning about sacrifice and how to get a baby to sleep
My bad attitude is to blame for most unhappiness in my life. I have suffered few great tragedies and have even been spared many small pains. I got to grow up exploring the world with my amazing family and now I’m married to the best man and we laugh all the time. The sad or… Continue reading My Perfect Christmas vs My Bad Attitude
I don’t intend to shoot for the stars anymore. Once upon a time I was going to be a rockstar-like author, a groundbreaking thinker, a coveted speaker, a somebody…you know? But now, when I see life stretching ahead of me, it’s slow, quiet and there are few, if any, flashing lights. Listening to my gorgeous… Continue reading My lack of ambition
Watching the Emmys last night I got excited about all the shows I love starting up again in the coming weeks. One of the few things I like about Fall. Not that I haven’t been a TV fiend during the fallow months of summer reruns. Thanks to Netflix I’ve watched entire seasons of old British… Continue reading TV vs Prayer