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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New articles on Today’s Parent

I just arrived in rainy Austin, Texas for #mom2summit and immediately collapsed into my beautiful hotel room while shoving a chicken sandwich into my hungry, exhausted face. My flight left at 6am today, which meant a 4am airport arrival (plus, a brief layover in Chicago). I am here but I am a zombie, friends, so […]

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How to talk to your kids about cannabis & alcohol

“Why did you leave Daddy’s car at the train station all night?” The question rang out from the backseat of my car, inquisitive and somewhat suspicious. We had just gone out to retrieve my husband’s vehicle, smartly abandoned in the Go Train parking lot after a celebratory night out with friends, and my six-year-old had […]

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