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I have a dear friend named Jackie. Jackie and I crossed paths years ago through mutual friends.  I remember going to a night out for Christmas drinks at my friend Jen’s house, one of our first evenings away from Lillian.  There was Jackie, with ...Read More

Finding space

It has been hard to find space here. I love to write.  And the fact I have not hit “publish” on any blogs in a long time does not mean I am not writing and loving the rhythm I find in this creation.  I ...Read More

The Revenge of the Reactive Airway: Part One

Lillian’s reactive airway has been under such control. She was on the lowest maintenance steroid medication and I could not remember the last time we had to use her rescue inhaler.  Like any asthma mama, I have rescue inhalers stashed everywhere and yet could ...Read More

A Sacred Journey

  I will be speaking at A Sacred Journey in Kitchener Ontario presenting Supporting the Bereaved in August.  Tickets are going fast so contact them today.  We will be sitting under a large magnolia tree and enjoying each others company as we talk about ...Read More

On Motherhood

I was asked to write a two paragraph reflection upon motherhood by my publisher. I wrote it a week ago and I find myself coming back to it and considering it time and time again.  Tweaking it, rewriting it and reconsidering the notion of ...Read More

Science and Sensibility

Last month I was honoured to be interviewed by Science and Sensibility.  Please take a moment and follow the link to check it out! ...Read More


Lillian was in the bath. Matt was washing her hair. I was doing what I do, laying out Lillian’s jammies, collecting her dollies to be in bed with her and putting away laundry from the day.  I felt my phone buzz in my back pocket ...Read More

The Exorcism of the Borje Ikea Chair

My arch nemesis lives in my home. The Borje Ikea dining chair. So comfortable, sleek, easy to wipe and small for narrow dining spaces. Seems perfect except for one large and crippling downfall. The ridiculous chair covers that will not wash well. We bought ...Read More