Read an excerpt of Send Me Into The Woods Alone on Today’s Parent!

The joyful chaos of a family home is something I dreamed of, and it remains the place I’m happiest and most at ease. There’s nothing better than puttering around my kitchen while the kids make plasticine animals at the table and my husband wanders in and out of the backyard, commenting on the state ofContinue reading “Read an excerpt of Send Me Into The Woods Alone on Today’s Parent!”

I wrote a book! ‘Send Me Into The Woods Alone’ is available for pre-sale now

Today is a big day for my family because my kids are headed back to in-person school for the first time in over six months. It’s also a big day for me as a writer because I’m introducing my first book to the world. (!!!!!!) Both of these things are causing a lot of bigContinue reading “I wrote a book! ‘Send Me Into The Woods Alone’ is available for pre-sale now”

Today’s Parent: I can’t believe back-to-school is even scarier and more stressful than last year

Earlier this year, I was feeling incredibly optimistic. The end of the pandemic looked like it might actually be in sight, as vaccines were rolled out across the country more quickly than expected and case numbers were steadily decreasing. This is finally going to be over, I thought, feeling comforted by the news for the firstContinue reading “Today’s Parent: I can’t believe back-to-school is even scarier and more stressful than last year”

Broadview Magazine: How to settle family disputes about covid-19 at a distance

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit North America last year, David Walters was quick to adapt public health recommendations and hoped that his family would do the same. “My mother has cardiac issues and my father has severe diabetes,” he says, adding that his father has since been diagnosed with cancer. Both of his parents are in theirContinue reading “Broadview Magazine: How to settle family disputes about covid-19 at a distance”

Today’s Parent: New Moms are Not okay

The newborn days can be isolating at the best of times, but the pandemic has meant little to no family help and skyrocketing anxiety. Ten months in, many parents are barely coping. We see you, new moms, and we’re here to help. Read my most recent piece for Today’s Parent: New Moms Are Not Okay.Continue reading “Today’s Parent: New Moms are Not okay”

Today’s Parent: here’s what experts say about quarantining before Christmas so you can see your family

As the winter holidays grow nearer, many families are mourning the loss of traditional gatherings. We have been asked to stay home to avoid increased spread of COVID-19—no travel, no visitors and no in-person contact outside your household. That said, there’s increasing talk of parents pulling kids out of school early to isolate as aContinue reading “Today’s Parent: here’s what experts say about quarantining before Christmas so you can see your family”

Today’s Parent: My kid wants to be hermione for halloween and I feel like a total hypocrite

J.K. Rowling’s transphobic remarks left me unsure about how to handle my kid’s Harry Potter obsession — but in time, I found a solution that works for my family. It’s not perfect, but it’s the best I can do right now. And yes, she went as Hermione for Halloween (and no, I haven’t ruined herContinue reading “Today’s Parent: My kid wants to be hermione for halloween and I feel like a total hypocrite”

Apparently, it takes a pandemic for me to update this website

Some writers are magical, organized creatures that complete a piece, post links from their website, push it out on social media and keep their beautiful, shiny digital portfolio in top shape at all times. Oh, and then there’s me (and plenty other writers) who write things at 2am, post all the things on Twitter, FacebookContinue reading “Apparently, it takes a pandemic for me to update this website”

New on SavvyMom: Why don’t school buses have seat belts? Plus, winter break book recommendations

I remember securing my newborn child into her car seat for the first time, fastening her in and double-checking every strap before leaving the hospital. It was a little bucket seat that clicked into a base, keeping my baby locked and loaded as we travelled along city roads. I had chosen the seat carefully, lookingContinue reading “New on SavvyMom: Why don’t school buses have seat belts? Plus, winter break book recommendations”