Admittedly, very little. I've flirted with the idea of writing a book for a long time. Not because I think I'm a gifted wordsmith or because I love the act of writing. I'm not. I don't. I'm usually pretty good at abandoning grandiose goals when they get too hard, or when the consistency required to … Continue reading Here’s What I Know About Writing a Book
Friends, forgive me. I fell down the discombobulated mama hole when school and work resumed in September, hence the echo-y silence of This Lovely Chaos since then. I am still deep in that hole as I write today - as discombobulated as ever - but through the noise of my ever-thrumming to do list and … Continue reading How I’m Doing Christmas Differently This Year. And Forevermore.
In many parts of Canada, cottage is a verb as well as a noun. We are a country of cottagers. We go cottaging. (I mean, there are a lot of people who camp too. But I'm sure we can all agree that people who choose to sleep on the ground and pee in the bushes … Continue reading Go towards the waves
I have a confession to make: Up until I was 34 years old and met the man who would later become my husband, I spent the entirety of my life not wanting children. It's not that I didn't like kids or lacked maternal tendencies. They just didn't factor into the grand plan for my life. … Continue reading 5 Perks of Being an “Older” Mom
I've lived in the cocoon of privilege all my life. And, like many others, I've been quite blind to it. With all the opportunities that I have had - whether worked for or simply granted - it has never once crossed my mind that the colour of my skin had anything to do with them. … Continue reading An Open Letter to the World