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Undulating Perspective III: The Importance of Sleep

Posted on May 23rd, 2016

Hey, y’all. As you know, I love May. It’s the best month. This year, May has been tougher for our family than it usually is. I’m gonna tell you why for venting purposes, but you can skip this paragraph if you want. Blah blah: all four of us got a stomach bug at different times […]

Staying Pretty

Posted on April 8th, 2016

No need to adjust your screens. Yes, I’m posting again THE NEXT DAY, what?? It’s because I just read a post on Facebook by my aunt, who is sick of looking at Trump’s obnoxious mug. Reading it, I realized I am also sick of it. He was making me wince internally every time I saw […]

Happy Spring?

Posted on April 7th, 2016

Hi lovelies, It’s spring! Ha ha. Here in our city, we’ve had over 20 cm of snow this week. A few nights ago, we had a cozy wood fire in our fireplace (it’s finally drawing properly!), which was great but distinctly un-springy. ‘Twas the weather Christmas forgot to have. And then today… it was just muck falling […]

Coaching Your Kid To Stand Up To Bullies

Posted on February 25th, 2016

My son is in Grade 1, and he has this one particular classmate who worried me from the first day. I was told, by a friend of mine whose son was in his kindergarten class, that he was “the cool kid.” It was obviously true. Short but sporty, tough little chin, primary-school mohawk haircut. Clearly comfortable […]

Barely Managing + Constant Guilt = Modern Parenting??

Posted on February 19th, 2016

When you’re a parent, discussing parenting is what you do: the easiest way to find out what you have in common – and also to gauge how you’re doing at the parenting gig, and whether you/your kids are normal. I can’t help but notice a trend among the parents I talk to with young kids – one that […]

The cold never bothered me anyway.

Posted on February 16th, 2016

It’s that time of year when winter seems long – even though in my area of Ontario, it hasn’t been that tough a winter… I’m still thinking of green leaves with wistfulness. Here’s my three-year-old in her FAVOURITE OUTFIT, showing off her dazzling lack of tuning, made up for by her soul-deep commitment to the role. […]

Happy (Chinese) New Year

Posted on February 9th, 2016

Hi, folks. Looks like I (completely, by a long shot) missed posting this “new year post” at the official beginning of 2016. But hey – Chinese New Year was only yesterday! Gung hey fat choy! And since we did not manage a proper Christmas card this year, this must serve as our retrospective message. Time to get […]

Failure and Gratitude and Christmas Spirit

Posted on December 28th, 2015

Hey, lovely Di-hards. And hi, li’l blog. I’ve missed you all. It’s hard to believe that not only has half of November come and gone since I last wrote, but Christmas has too. There are many who would tell me not to beat myself up about absolutely crashing and burning in the middle of NaBloPoMo, and while […]

#NaBloPoMo, Day 19: Questions excellentes

Posted on November 19th, 2015

Today at school, we talked a little bit about Paris. I showed my Grade 4s and 5s that little boy and his dad – not just because the vocabulary (très, méchant, gentil, fleurs, maison, etc.) is right on point, but because when they see a child, they instinctively relate. Two days a week, I have […]

#NaBloPoMo, Day 18: Funk & Flowers

Posted on November 18th, 2015

I haven’t been sleeping well, so today was one of those tired, foggy, grumpy days where it’s an effort to muster the teaching energy. Still, so many things to be thankful for. Today I’m grateful for: Having both my sisters, if just for a few minutes, together with me for coffee this morning. Noticing that E […]