Live in each season

Live in each season

I had been feeling like I’m ready for this next stage. I’m revelling in it many days. But then there’s the tug, an ache, the memories.

Some thoughts from a recently retired homeschool mom

Some thoughts from a recently retired homeschool mom

I am in the beginnings of the life stage where the load of responsibility for my children has significantly lightened. I feel it and I love it!

Losing what we never had: A settler-descendent search for a sustainability ethic

Losing what we never had: A settler-descendent search for a sustainability ethic

We have much to learn. We don’t have a lot of time to learn it. It is my greatest wish that Canada’s post-modern sustainability ethic will be informed by Indigenous relations with the land, each other, and all beings. And in doing so, we’ll create a future that will sustain our children and our children’s children.

So a funny thing is happening to me in grad school

So a funny thing is happening to me in grad school

There’s been a longish season over the last few years of questioning my counter-cultural choices, everything from family finances to child raising. And then I decided to go to grad school.

That's how I see-saw

That's how I see-saw

It’s not a deficiency in my personality that my domestic life needs a counterweight, a release valve; and that my adventure life needs a regular return to the relationships and places where I’m rooted. When I stop and think about it, this back and forth seems both obvious and intuitive to my wiring.

The light at the end of the tunnel

The light at the end of the tunnel

Come hell or high water, come lockdowns and curfews, come transitions and discomfort, come mental health crises and loss of community, we were going to see our family through this difficult season.

Identifying (and sinking myself into) what brings meaning right now

Identifying (and sinking myself into) what brings meaning right now

In this new phase I’m still learning the boundaries for time and energy commitments. And that learning process can be bumpy.