Not That Mom Anymore

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Everyone tells you that kids grow quickly. Too quickly. Blink your eyes and they're different people. What they don't tell you is how you change right along with them, and how quickly you forget everything that came before. I don't mean that you … [Read more ...]



I've been feeling silenced lately. For one thing, I'm going to start full-time school to become a teacher in September. Which is neither here nor there, I suppose, except that I am feeling more conscious about what I publish. Of course, I have … [Read more ...]

Where my Yogurt Comes From

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True story: I am shopping with my kids when they spot the Olympic organic yogurt and ask for some. I suggest we try another kind of yogurt that is on sale, because I am cheap like that. They will not hear it. I buy the yogurt. They eat it. All goes … [Read more ...]

Poem of the Month: The Poetry of the Universe


For the past few months I have been writing poetry. While I'm churning them out at a slightly slower rate than a couple of months ago, I'm still writing weekly. Many of them are not fit for public consumption, but I have written enough that are and … [Read more ...]

Sometimes You Just Have to Try Something

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Sometimes you have to step out of your shell and try something new. This happened to me yesterday when my husband and I were enjoying a kid-free afternoon in a very trendy neighbourhood. I came across the Commercial Drive Licorice Parlour, which I … [Read more ...]

Podcast: Mothers and Memoirs with Melissa Cistaro

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Podcasting was my most favourite thing for a time, and now I'm thrilled to be slowly getting back into it. The opportunity to chat with interesting people about interesting things is amazing - I highly recommend it. Today I'm excited to share another … [Read more ...]

What I Will Not do This Year

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Today is my 39th birthday. Unlike previous years, this birthday actually didn't trigger a massive existential crisis. This feels sort of ironic given the fact that I am sort of betwixt and between at the moment, cooling my heels until I start school … [Read more ...]