5 Perks of Being an “Older” Mom

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. …

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An Open Letter to the World

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. …

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If I could choose who to self-isolate with…

I am slowly going crazy. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Switch. Crazy going slowly am I.  6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Switch. (Remember that 'song' from summer camp or school bus trips? Awful. Gets stuck in my head immediately upon hearing it. You're welcome.) What day is it? Seriously: WHAT DAY IS IT? …

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Grace in the Chaos

It's been a rough couple of days here for this introvert. I now understand why some species eat their own young. The mornings have been super-charged with little kid energy.  I've tried to steal moments to connect with friends on the phone, or to catch up on the barrage of work emails, but the antics …

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What’s On Your Niggle List?

There is no shortage of articles circulating the internet at the moment about what to do with all your new-found time as you self-isolate.  A lot of the suggestions are pretty lofty.  Like becoming your fittest self ever.  Or becoming a minimalist. Or becoming a vegan.  Don't get me wrong, I would love to do …

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