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

Faith · Politics

¨No gifts¨ Christmas – an invitation

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

Faith · Motherhood

Learning about sacrifice and how to get a baby to sleep

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