Month: January 2016

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“You painted a naked woman because you enjoyed looking at her, put a mirror in her hand and you called the painting “Vanity,” thus morally condemning the woman whose nakedness you had depicted for your own pleasure.” – John Berger, Ways of Seeing   Hello. It’s a very dreary Wednesday, and I must admit I am writing this in a rush, while my toddler uses my body as a human jungle gym, before we scramble […]

On Surviving Two Years as a Stay-at-Home Mother

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When you’re pregnant, one thing you hear and read everywhere, but are seemingly incapable of taking to heart, is how difficult parenting is. “My children cause me the most exquisite suffering of which I have any experience. It is the suffering of ambivalence: the murderous alternation between bitter resentment and raw-edged nerves, and blissful gratification and tenderness.” Audre Lorde   Perhaps there are those of us who are blessed with either a keen predilection for […]

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This has got to be one of my favourite weird old pre-war apartment buildings in the city. My friend Lori says it reminds her of a boat. I am such a big fan of those inset balconies (known as “sleeping porches“) that are prevalent in the Edwardian and Vancouver Craftsman style homes here in the city (in fact, Andrew and I used to live in one several years ago, and we loved having breakfast, coffee, […]

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What’s up! How has your week been? If you’re like me and you’ve made yourself an exhaustive list of resolutions, how are you finding the changes you’ve made now that we’re a little over halfway through January? Myself, I’ve hit a wall this week. I haven’t reneged on anything (YET), but boy am I afflicted with a case of *ahem* monthly malaise, and it’s sure throwing a wrench in things. Between extreme lethargy, wanting to eat All […]

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Some seagulls hanging out on frozen Kits Pool last Sunday. Had some handsome walking buddies on the weekend !  Any other snap-happy moms feel me on not being in many photos? I feel like I’m always behind the camera, so it’s nice to demand a portrait every now and then. Since I’ve been on a ketogenic diet, it can be difficult to find snacks on the go. Sometimes I take a handful of cashews or a […]

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“I must be a mermaid, I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.” – Anaïs Nin Hello & welcome to a new weekly feature, where I hold my breath, plumb the depths of the internet for you, and swim up to the surface with my net full of gleaming link-pearls. OR, more like I just skim the cream off the surface of the endless stream of articles I read to distract myself […]

On Fight Club & New Years Resolutions

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About a week before the holidays creeped up on us, I was laying around after putting Sose down for the night, and I found myself hate-watching Fight Club. Let me back up a little bit. As a teen, there was little else cooler and more evocative of a certain type of nihilistic late-90s romance, than watching the scene in Fight Club where the financial towers implode, with Tyler Durden and his fucked up face, and […]