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
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
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
We're nearly halfway through 2018. WHAT. Yes. It's not ok. Time moves with indecent haste. I've been reflecting on the adulting resolutions I described at the end of last year, and thought I'd do a little check in for accountability's sake. Brass tacks, they're going ok. Honestly, overall this year is the best ever and … Continue reading How are those New Year’s Resolutions going?
Well, the end of another year is drawing near, and many of us are surprised that the human race made it this far. I can't help but reflect every NYE, and after all of the natural disasters and deadly attacks this year the reflection period seems to be on steroids. I recognize I'm one of the … Continue reading Three simple ways to be a better adult in 2018
26 years after Howard Ashman's death, I, along with millions of others will watch the new live action Beauty and the Beast movie hitting theatres this weekend. I think we should all remember that the only reason why this film exists is because of his brilliance.
On May 4th, 2016, my 28th birthday, my mom had a double mastectomy to treat early stage breast cancer called ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). My mom was given several treatment options but ultimately decided to go with a complete double mastectomy without reconstruction. That means having both breasts removed without any implants and a … Continue reading Of Birthdays and Boobs
Growing up, Christmas Day wasn't the most important day for me. My family did have a small artificial Christmas tree, a few decorations here and there and Christmas lights; but the majority of my memories on December 25th are calm, quiet and peaceful. I've only very recently learned that is not typical. Here's the thing. My mom was … Continue reading Blended Holidays for Blended Families
On May 5th we (my bf and I) got a new kitten. We adopted her from the Toronto Humane Society, she was part of a litter of three. She is a scrawny, squirmy little tortoise shell cat named Bowie. Yes she is named after David Bowie and she is nearly seven-months-old. I know, awesome right? Bowie … Continue reading #LittleBowieCat
It’s Passover, so let’s talk about what it means to be 21st-century Jewish. I am Jewish. I’m an atheist, I don’t speak Hebrew, I never had a bat mitzvah, I don’t go to synagogue and my paternal grandfather was a United Church minister. Still, I am Jewish. I’ve grown accustomed to explaining to people how it is … Continue reading 21st-century Jewish: Pesach