My uncle, who I’ll simply call “H”, had quite a life. From a difficult upbringing to drugs and alcohol, he lived life recklessly quite often. He was a mass of contradictions, full of absurd humour, strange beliefs and opinions, genuinely intelligent observations, sometimes a dash of bitterness. He could be the most thoughtless person at times, and other times he was the sweetest and most … Continue reading The Song is Ended, but the Melody Lingers on…
Aside from the most basic skills, one of the first things I think children are taught is “be nice.” It starts out meaning the same thing whether you’re a girl or a boy. “Be nice” means, “don’t hit.” It means “don’t bite.” Or “don’t steal that toy.” “Please don’t scream.” In the beginning, it simply means treating other people decently, because of course children don’t … Continue reading Be Nice
There’s something that I mentioned here and here, purpose. Purpose for this blog, purpose for my writing, purpose for all of this. I struggle often to figure out what I’m doing here. What’s the point? I know that I have a lot to say sometimes, and my typical medium is Facebook where it’s very easy for lengthy posts to be glossed over, or annoy people, … Continue reading Storytime
WordPress informs me that I now have 20 followers. I’ve come a long way from my audience of mom! In honour of this special occasion and my newfound fame, I have decided to create a post of -20-. 20 Things I Think Are Awesome**In absolutely no particular order at all ONE: Someone invented cake. Who invented cake? Apparently, the ancient Egyptians. That’s a thing I … Continue reading -20-
Tomorrow is Canada Day, 2019. Most people understand the American’s Independence Day, 4th of July holiday. Less understand Canada Day. I find myself often saying, “It’s Canada’s July 4th, except it’s July 1…” which is mostly true. Americans celebrate their declaration of independence from Britain, while Canadians celebrate the joining together of several colonies to form a new country – Canada. On June 20, 1868, … Continue reading Lookin’ Good for 152 Years Old, Happy Birthday Canada!
I love this poem so much I can’t even express it. This embodies perfectly the love we feel for our children, and it’s just beautiful. To my boys, who I’m sure will never bother to read their uncool mother’s blog – I love you more than words can say, and I always will – not because you’re perfect, but because you’re mine. Continue reading To my Children
The advice you want or need or maybe don’t, whatever, it’s cool. Storytime: The very first love-o-my-life was born in September of 2003. When I was a kid, I loved my mom, I loved my siblings, I loved my friends – I thought I knew what love was. And I did, I knew what love for my family was, what platonic love was. When I … Continue reading My Version of a Parenting Manual, Episode 1