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! https://www.scienceandsensibility.org/blog/hellp ...Read More

Robbed

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

The Suckitude of February: Message Received

This month has been hard hitting and at times downright cruel. It is February.  It is to be expected.  Ava is five and she is not here.  As disappointment, heart break and earthshaking moment has gone through me time and again this month I ...Read More

Preeclampsia Foundation of Canada

I am delighted to announce that the Preeclampsia Foundation of Canada is now up and running. http://www.preeclampsiacanada.ca/ As a Canadian I have gotten very used to things only being available in the United States.  Whether that be a version of Amazon where anything can ...Read More

Birth and Beyond 2016

I have the esteemed pleasure of being asked to return to the Birth and Beyond Conference in October 2016.  I spoke at Birth and Beyond in 2013 and 2014 and each time left me changed as a person.  Birth and Beyond, in part, brought me ...Read More