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
When I was pregnant with my son, I started showing at 11 weeks, pretty early for a first pregnancy. It quickly became apparent that I would need some maternity wear ASAP. I was so excited to go shopping (because who doesn’t love an excuse to shop?) so I enlisted the help of a girlfriend to … Continue reading The maternity wear e-commerce guide
Hi folks! It’s been a hot minute, AKA I have not posted on here in about a year. Hello! A few things have happened since my last post... I got married in September 2018 and went on an epic honeymoon to New Zealand with my huz Mike in November. I had every intention of writing … Continue reading A mat leave mom blog?
Body hair is having a moment. Though women are publicly rocking hairy armpits and bushy eyebrows, the hair removal business is still booming. Whether it’s a sugar wax regime, laser hair removal, the newest gadget, or a subscription-based razor delivery service, there’s never been more choice when it comes to what to do with your … Continue reading The hairy girl’s guide to waxing
I've posted a fair amount on the 'gram about my wedding coming up on September 22, but I thought for a change I'd publish my first wedding-related blog post by reflecting on our engagement session from last year. While social media is a great way to share my favourite photos, a longer form post allows … Continue reading A countryside engagement shoot