Friday, August 18, 2017


Aside from parents, few people spend as much time and have as much influence on children as teachers. Teachers are the most seen and heard authority figures during the most important years of a child’s development, and aside from...
A few days ago, I decided to begin the new year by quitting Facebook – deleting my profile, deleting the app from my phone, the works. My husband quickly reminded me that not only would I not be able to...
It is exhausting being worried and stressed out about the state of the world all the time, isn’t it? I have been consumed with news since the beginning of this year, even more so than usual. Between the teachers’ labour...
When my oldest son was at the end of Grade 6, I remember thinking, “Lord, help me. He’ll be off to high school in two years. At his Grade 8 “graduation” ceremony in June of 2012, there was a slideshow...
This is the last one, I promise – just let me get it out of my system. Do you remember when Bill Clinton got caught having an affair and was impeached? I remember it well. The entire world was completely...
If you ever want to start an argument about something other than politics or vaccinations, I invite you to discuss banning children from restaurants. That’ll get the ball rolling, real quick. I happened upon this topic again recently when I...
Every woman I know who has married in the past few years has this in common with the others: once they walked down the aisle and said “I do,” they ditched their maiden names and adopted their husband’s surnames. We’re...
People have been making thoughtless, insensitive, sometimes stupid statements since long before the Internet was even invented, but never more than since it has been. Some of the finest examples come from Backfire-ers, as I like to call them. These...
I don’t have any distinct style, never have. I wear what’s on sale, and it’s usually black. One thing I am known for, though, is my shoes. I don’t like to wear socks, so I’m the person who will still...
I sit here still incredulous. Somehow, impossibly, contrary to every prediction I have made over the past 18 months, contrary to almost every poll and survey and projection available, Donald Trump became the newpresident-elect of the United States. I have no...
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