Pull up a naughy chair and take a deep breath

There was the kid, on the cusp of two and three quarters, acting up. “Apparently it’s not the terrible twos,” stage-whispered my husband dramatically, from the wings of the boy’s wild air-slaps and projectile-tosses and whiny-growls. “It’s the terrible threes.” What are we in for? “Stop,” I said to the wee savage. “Do you need … Continue reading Pull up a naughy chair and take a deep breath

Column: When the best place to be is in the kitchen… being cooked for

Technically, I’m a vegetarian. Have been for over 20 years. Pretty much since I was in a position to say “this is what’s going into my body, and this is not, “I’ve taken a left turn at eating anything that used to have a heartbeat. But when Chef Randy Jones says “try this” and slides … Continue reading Column: When the best place to be is in the kitchen… being cooked for

It’s called flow state because you just can’t force it

“Babies can’t do that.” This is currently my kid’s favourite phrase, and frankly, our best leverage to attempt to manipulate him, great big two and a half year old that he is, into doing our bidding. “Oh, well, putting on pyjamas is for big boys. Babies can’t do that.” Babies don’t wear sunglasses, he noted … Continue reading It’s called flow state because you just can’t force it

Column: Beware the Groove of a Familiar (but Bad Habit)

(On the subject of habits and grooves, may I offer a big congratulations to Winds of Change Steering Committee Member, Cedric Jones, who just celebrated his 21st "birthday" of sobriety. What an awesome commitment to wellness and walking the red road. He shared his story in an Annual Report for the Lil'wat Nation and it's … Continue reading Column: Beware the Groove of a Familiar (but Bad Habit)

Column: Why I Don’t Need Another Photo of my Sleeping Baby

There is a microsecond long window when a baby falls asleep that everything is right in the world. My personal victory today? Resisting taking a photo of that moment. The kid is 23 months old, so I already have approximately 700 photos of him sleeping, none of which have successfully managed to evoke the heart-swell … Continue reading Column: Why I Don’t Need Another Photo of my Sleeping Baby