In case you missed it, the creator of Harry Potter has been on a transphobic tirade for the last little while. Since I've written quite a bit about Harry Potter on here, I thought I'd quickly address this. I'm not going to go into too much detail, there are much more detailed and well-researched resources … Continue reading J.K. Rowling is wrong
The world has changed, and so has your social feed. If you feel like your Insta could use an overhaul, look no further. Today I’m sharing my favourite creators / influencers with you to brighten up your scrolling experience. No wait! Before you go! I know, I know I said “influencers”, that terribly loaded word. … Continue reading Follow Friday – Fix your Instagram Feed
One of my favourite blog posts ever is from Arielle Bair Arbushites’ old blog, The Cat Widow. A journal of grief and healing following the death of her husband. One of the most memorable posts from that collection is her reflection on the feeling of disappointment that accompanied becoming a widow at the age of … Continue reading On Disappointment
Before social distancing started six weeks ago, I had a slew of blog posts I was going to write. Parenting stuff like travelling with a baby (lol), baby gear recos, info on the sleep program we followed. Life stuff like how much I was enjoying my weekly dance and yoga classes. Mat leave stuff like … Continue reading Some socially distant musings
I’ve been at this blogging thing for seven years now. Seven years! Everything about my blog has changed over the years: the name, the content, the theme the URL. As I reflect on the last several years of my on-again off-again relationship with this space, I can’t help but think about all of the various … Continue reading An ode to those unfinished projects
My favourite read of 2019 was Marianne Power’s Help Me: One Woman’s Quest to Find Out if Self-Help Really Can Change Your Life. In this nonfiction page turner, freelance writer Marianne Power recounts her "year of self-help", in which she studied and followed a different self-help book every month for a year. Without giving away … Continue reading Self-help books shouldn’t stress you out
I recently came across a tweet which essentially berated people for taking and posting photos of themselves at weddings. The twitter user implied that she thought it was strange that a couple would go to a wedding and post a bunch of selfies of themselves without posting any pictures with the newlyweds. This wasn’t from … Continue reading Post what you want. Just be kind.
On the first of every month I'll be sharing a Spotify playlist for your listening pleasure: The Monthly Mixtape.
Scrolling through my 2019 Instagram grid is nothing short of bewildering. I spent the first seven months of the year pregnant, and the last five months hanging out with my magical son. My husband and I applied for a mortgage in early February, began house hunting in mid-February, bought a house in early April, and … Continue reading December was my favourite month of 2019
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is coming to Toronto next year. So, three years after I initially read and wrote about the so-called eighth book in the Harry Potter series, I decided to pick it up again.
I take a lot fewer cat selfies and a lot more baby selfies. I’ve had a job and earned some sort of income since I was sixteen. From working at a drugstore, to Starbucks, to insurance, to getting into PR and social media, earning my own money and building my career has been a defining … Continue reading How’s mat leave going?
Almost everyone I know wishes they read more. In the age of scrolling, streaming and packed schedules, picking up a book and sticking with it can seem like a daunting task. Even though I love books, my own “to read” stack has been growing for years, and I’ve had a hard time sticking with a … Continue reading Audiobooks for the soul
Now that my son is nearly four months old, I can officially say that I’m through the “newborn phase” of being a new parent. My body is recovering, I’m working out again, my son goes to bed at a consistent time, sleeps for longer stretches, we’re in a routine that works for us. While reflecting … Continue reading Five lessons learned in four months of parenthood