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A Letter to My Son About Jian Ghomeshi

(1) Comments | Posted November 19, 2014 | 1:30 PM

This letter was written by my husband and he has agreed to let me share it here. I hope it inspires you as much as it inspires me.

Connor,

You're six years old. You're in grade one. You're sitting at the breakfast table eating Nutella on toast. You're fidgety because...

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Calgary Is Flooded With Love

(1) Comments | Posted June 21, 2013 | 5:43 PM

We've only lived here for a year and a half but Calgary has been home to me for much longer than that.

I was born here and part of me never left. The iconic parts of Calgary -- the Calgary Tower, the Saddledome, the rivers, the parks -- are...

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A Token of Friendship

(3) Comments | Posted May 24, 2013 | 8:17 PM

"Let's go out for your birthday!" they said.

It was January. My birthday was in December, but when you have a birthday four days before Christmas you get used to celebrating at odd times. And I'm always up for a night out with these girls.

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It started with a...

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Postpartum Rage is Common in New Mothers

(28) Comments | Posted March 26, 2013 | 5:59 PM

One of the most common search terms that brings people to my blog is "postpartum rage" or some variation of it.

"Rage at husband."

"Rage after pregnancy."

"Postpartum depression rage."

"Sleep deprivation and rage."

"Rage after having a baby."

You'll notice that all of these search terms include...

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Rocky Mountain Home

(12) Comments | Posted February 12, 2013 | 11:51 PM

John Denver made me move back to Alberta.

Not literally, of course, because he was dead by the time I returned to Calgary. But I hold him responsible, even though the Rockies he sang about were not my Rockies.

I was born in Calgary, where I lived until I was...

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Accepting A Diagnosis Of Postpartum Depression

(17) Comments | Posted February 5, 2013 | 11:34 PM

It's February 2009. My son C is eight months old and I'm not doing very well. He doesn't sleep well ("Screamfest 2009" I think we dubbed it) and I'm so tired I seem to have totally lost my ability to cope. I decide to see a counsellor, so give my...

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Hollywood's Awards Don't Celebrate Real Women

(13) Comments | Posted January 14, 2013 | 6:33 PM

The older I get and the more grounded in - or perhaps slapped by - real life I become, the less I care what's going on in Hollywood. My husband had The Golden Globes on Sunday night and I caught approximately four minutes of the show while I wandered through...

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Why I Trade Sleep for Alone Time.. Even When I Desperately Need Sleep

(10) Comments | Posted January 9, 2013 | 6:33 PM

As moms, it's just what we do - complain about not getting enough sleep. I don't know even one mother who isn't tired at least some of the time - either tired from months (or years) of sleep deprivation, tired from trying to keep up with her kids and their...

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