Recipe: Mama’s classic toast

Disclaimer: The following is not true at all, quite obviously…at least, I hope it’s obvious. Also, I love how recipes are written on the Internet. God bless toast. So much of memory is tied to scent, and nothing brings me back to my childhood as much as the smell of fresh toast in the morning. […]

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5 Reasons I’m Grateful to Be My Kids’ Mom

Mom life is wonderful, but it can be easy to get lost in the everyday chaos of parenting. What is new math? Do those shoes still fit? Have you eaten a vegetable today? When is that dentist appointment? Do we REALLY have another PA Day coming up?? While I love my kids more than anything in […]

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Another person’s culture is not your Halloween costume

October is here, and that means several things: school and extracurriculars are back in full swing, summer clothes can finally be packed away for the year, and it’s time to get creepy with your Halloween decor and costume planning. Halloween is the best, honestly – I can’t wait to cover our yard in skeletons and […]

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Pumpkin Spice Lattes Taste Like Hot Jack-O’-Lantern Garbage

I love fall – the cooler temperatures, the crisp night air and magical return to school year structure and routine. Forget #HotGirlSummer – I want sweater weather, Blundstones and those ridiculous, oversized scarves that hide the fact that I’m wearing a shirt I slept in to school drop off. Lenny Kravitz is my fashion role […]

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Find me in Today’s Parent: Self Care is BS

I don’t know who needs to hear this, but self-care is bullshit. OK, not everything to do with self-care is bullshit, but a lot of it is, especially if you’re a woman, and even more so if you’re a mom. The concept of taking care of yourself is a good one, obviously. Mental, physical, emotional, creative, […]

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I’m an atheist who loves the United Church

One of my earliest childhood memories is of a small, framed illustration on my bedroom wall. In it, a little girl in a blue dress knelt beside a bed in a scene reminiscent of Holly Hobbie, with a classic bedtime prayer in beautiful, old-fashioned script. I loved that illustration and I read the prayer every night. […]

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