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My Family’s Favourite Pancakes

When you have kids, you learn to cook pancakes. Then you teach said kids to make pancakes. After a couple of disasters big and small, the family pancake factory is up and running smoothly. This makes for many pleasurable weekend mornings and long, leisurely breakfasts. This recipe is based on […]

My 2017 Gratitude List

Sunday December 31, 2017. The end of the weekend, the last day of the last month of the year. 2017 was not a great year by any measure, plenty went wrong. But I am a glass half full kind of person so I must say plenty also went right. I […]

Chasing Perfection

Yesterday my 7-year-old daughter stood crying in her bathroom. “Why do I take so long to shower?” Who knows what goes on within an exhausted and hungry 7-year old mind? Scientists! Forget the gravitational waves, genetic sequences, circadian rhythms, cell regrowth. The real challenge is trying to understanding a child’s […]

How I Learnt to Cope

I recently found myself in need of some fool-proof and positive coping mechanisms in my life. Ways in which I could independently deal with the physical, emotional and spiritual after effects of an unexpected life event. I realized that I need to have more than one way of dealing with […]

Keep Calm and Keep Writing

Shit happens. On Tuesday night I was supposed to flying to Prague for a 6-day holiday with my two oldest and dearest friends. This plan, a celebration of our entrance into our 40s, had taken two years of planning and hoping. Instead of checking in for my flight, I was […]