Family Life & Kids


Puzzling is a hit

Puzzling is a hit

I was never interested in jigsaw puzzles before, or any other puzzles for that matter. Life has enough problems to figure out. Who wants to do that in their leisure time?

Year of the cocktail 🍹

Year of the cocktail 🍹

It’s really sad to say, but fancy drinks have had to substitute for the joy of adding other people to our family gatherings and celebrations.

Looking forward to a real couch and our future

Looking forward to a real couch and our future

We don't own a couch. We haven't had a couch for almost 6 years.

A summer garden

A summer garden

Life can be disappointing, difficult, and painful. But also beautiful, joyful, and hopeful. Like my garden. Like this summer.

A summer of resiliency and why I'm still a Christian

A summer of resiliency and why I'm still a Christian

As pandemic spring bleeds into pandemic summer I'm digging deep into my spiritual and emotional reserves, into the knowing I've developed through years of living - that we're going to get through this. It's going to be messy, we're going feel crappy about a lot of things, but we will get through.

And then we went home (week six)

And then we went home (week six)

Nova Scotia offered space, fresh air and forest; and unprecedented opportunity to be together as a a family. But Montreal is home and it's time for us to return.

Getting extra stuff done (or not) in confinement (week two)

Getting extra stuff done (or not) in confinement (week two)

Without our usual out of the house appointments and activities "it feels" like there is more time in our days. Except for a few online gatherings, my calendar is empty, which gives a sense of expansiveness.