Words of January [The Last Month in my 20s]

There is something truly satisfying about putting words down on paper (blank screen in this case). Reading, looking back and remembering the days I spend with the people in my life who who I love the most is wonderful. I turn 30 in a few days, and this month, the last month in my twenties….

Super Easy Kid Friendly DIY Lanterns [making our own winter festivals]

You know that scene from the movie Tangled, where Rapunzel and Ryder sit on a boat and watch lanterns in the sky? Yeah, that is my dream. There is just something magical about lanterns, and so yesterday afternoon, we made lanterns to have our own little winter festival in our backyard. Using materials that we…

A Portrait of My Father

My father is an easy man to draw. His features strong and recognizable to those who know him. Like him, my nose is bigger and strong. When we smile, our eyes squint and wrinkle the same way, and our mouths are small on our face. If I stand next to him, it’s easy to see…

Bike Rides and Yellow Leaves [just storytelling]

Trying to make the best out of the nicer days we have left this season, the kids and I went for a bike ride this week. It’s been 6 months since I went back to work full time, and after being a stay at home parent for 3 years, a part of me, a big…

Flower Crowns and Smoky Days

It’s been a smoky couple of days in the city. The smoke from the forest fires in the province that neighbors us has blown over, and I’m sad for the circumstances, but trying to find the silver lining. At a new moon circle I attended last week, the ceremony started off with the burning of…