Lego Hell

“At least it isn’t very expensive” she says, glancing at the $500 worth of Star Wars battle ships, cantinas and tiny action figures sitting on the living room shelf. Sigh. Advertisements

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Must Haves Accessories & Dead Birds

So apparently this season’s hot accessory trends are hippy beads, mismatched earrings, delicate little leafy things and basically a bunch of other super boring stuff that I’m never going to wear. Being such a fashion-forward mom, I was super bummed by all the blah. That is, until it hit me: I CAN SET MY OWN TRENDS! […]

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Writing, money, and TOTAL PANIC…Miller-style

How doth the successful author lead their lives? In his self-titled book on writing, Henry Miller claims that the key is “writ[ing] first and always. Painting, music, friends, cinema, all these come afterwards.” Sure, I can agree that if I’m really serious about my craft I should probably wait till after I’ve reached my daily […]

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Writing vs momhood: Rebecca Mead reframes the struggle

There is nothing like a fun-filled reunion to make me Totally Anxious about life. My three-year old son and I spent three days this week camping on the side of a lovely Vancouver Island lake with my extended family–and let’s just say I had to fend off the ‘so where are you going to have […]

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Grandmas, Netflix and other sanity savers for the obsessive writer

  My mom is away this week, visiting my sister in Montreal. And though it’s only been four days so far, already I am going a little crazy without someone to sub me off of Toddler-dom and set my fingers free. Yes, I love spending time with my son, but creativity, when not regularly unleashed […]

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Things that inspire me to write #21: The Giving Tree

It’s sweet, simple, a pretty accurate portrayal of what it means to be a parent and according to the inscription scrawled across my mom’s copy, The Giving Tree is the first book I ever read. Evidently Shel Silverstein‘s most well known publication set me off in the right direction, because not only do I still love to consume […]

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