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
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?
Anyone who knows me knows that Harry Potter is my favourite anything of all time, that I'm a bigger fan of the books than the movies and that I have LOT of opinions on the subject (see previous Potter Worship posts for reference). I've noticed that there are some Harry Potter quotes that are absolute … Continue reading The seven most underappreciated Harry Potter quotes
"Beware of Doors." I recently popped into an Indigo in downtown Toronto and found a four book box-set of Neil Gaiman paperbacks for $12.95. It was the exact same feeling you get when when you find out that the perfect cardigan you've had your eyes on is suddenly 50% off. I basically threw my money … Continue reading Neverwhere Forever
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
More than five years after first reading it, I decided to once again pick up Kazuo Ishiguro's critically-acclaimed novel Never Let Me Go. A surprisingly dark coming-of-age story about three friends growing up in England - first at a progressive and arts-focused private school called Hailsham, and later in a group of isolated cottages - before … Continue reading Told and Not Told
A spoiler-full review of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Please don't read this if you don't want to have the play spoiled for you. For spoiler-free commentary on the story, you can listen to my interview on CBC Radio as part of a panel discussing the anticipation of the play, and the outpouring of … Continue reading Harry Potter is afraid of pigeons and this post is full of spoilers