Privilege is a word that’s been used in social justice work for decades, but over the past couple of years I feel like the meaning of the word privilege has moved out of the fringes and has taken on a whole new sort of awesome power in the mainstream. As an Upworthy article puts it, […]
Many moments of many days, I feel tired, annoyed with my kids’ tantrums, or like I’m just going through the motions. I’m not a negative person – I’m an extremely happy person and I laugh A LOT because life is infused with moments of complete hilarity, ridiculousness, and pure joy. But some days I look […]
First podcast from My Beautiful Shit Show, with host Steph from MyBeautifulShitShow.com blog. Guest is Joy, a Food & Body Image Coach with a nearly two-year-old daughter named Angelica. OR DOWNLOAD HERE: Newest Podcast Episode!
Sorry hubbs, but once our kiddos arrived there was a new love in town. While it didn’t change the love I have for my husband DC, it did introduce this other kind of love – this pure, truly unconditional love. It’s a love so intense it scares you a little. DC agrees and has actually said something […]
Me: VP, what’s your favourite colour? VP: NO. Me: What’s your name? VP: NNNO. Me: How old are you? VP: Forty free (Sees my amused face and can’t stomach my happiness, so then…) NNNNNO! I found myself, much like Dorothy in reverse, crashing from the colourful world of toddler possibility to the black and white toddler world of NO. (Except […]
Part of me doesn’t feel like it’s my place to write about this. Another part of me feels like it’s irresponsible to have any kind of public platform about my kids and family life without writing about it. When DC and I were trying for VP, I didn’t get pregnant right away. And by that, I mean […]
Here’s how I see this whole parenting thing: Caring for our kids is a dream job that we as moms are lucky to have. Like a dream job, there are many days when you’ve got your shit handled. You’re the master of your domain. Your co-workers are pulling their weight and you’re working as a cohesive […]