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Recently, I (re) joined BonBon Break (an awesome online magazine with something for everyone – from recipes to DIY tutorials, personal essays to play ideas for kids, beauty and fashion tips, to gardening and all things outdoors), and this time as the Editor of Mom Cave. I also read submissions for syndicated and original content (mostly personal essays)… Read More

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Inspired by Kristen (who asked the original nine questions of herself), and Nina.   1. Do you share your work with your partner or spouse? Does it matter if it’s been published yet?  I don’t. Not because I don’t want to, but my writing is something that is all my own in every sense of the word… Read More

My Story

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This time of the year is one of my favourite and least favourite – yes, it’s blogging conference season when people get to meet each other face to face, old friends reconnect, new friends are made, blogging mojo is restored, and photos are abundant on social media.  This is the fourth consecutive year I’ve missed… Read More

John Green quote

…… but not the blog.  The reason I started blogging has nothing to do with why I still write. I didn’t start a blog because I wanted to capture memories, hone my writing, get paid for it, or meet people. But that’s what happened. The unexpected (to me) outcome of starting a blog is the… Read More

We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect

I still find it hard to call myself a writer, or introduce myself as one. But it’s nice when other people consider me one. So when I was recently invited to participate in an Blog Author Tour about my writing process by Jessica Smock of School of Smock, I was surprised and flattered.  I first… Read More

Where I'm from quote

Since it’s the end of the year, I’ve been looking through old posts from a couple of years ago to find some favorites. This writing exercise based on a template born of a poem is one I truly love. I’d love for you to try it out, if you haven’t done it before. I didn’t… Read More

Yoga quote

Palms on your mat, push your heels down. Ground yourself. The past few weeks have been one of self-searching. Not so much soul, just self. Feeling slightly panicked, like I’ve waded too far into the ocean, and have nothing to hold on to, thinking I’m going to get pulled in and float away, helpless. Trying… Read More

Lemon blueberry muffins

It’s been a strange time in my life. On the surface, it’s all the same. Life hasn’t changed. We still do what we do. I still do what I do, offline, online. But there is a shift. Somewhere deep inside me. I can’t quite put my finger on it, on how it feels, but I… Read More

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