lnformation overload is weighing me down these days. It’s affecting virtually every aspect of my life. With so much content flooding our feeds, how can one possibly distinguish fact from fiction and opinion?
FACING BIAS SOMETIMES MEANS LOOKING IN THE MIRROR
The fact is, my bias towards the definition of beauty has prevented me from awarding my daughter the recognition she deserves from the people that mean the most to her. While trying to ensure she doesn't define her worth by her appearance, I'm stigmatizing beauty instead of redefining what it can mean.
THE METAVERSE ISN’T THE FUTURE, IT’S HERE AND IT SCARES THE HELL OUT OF ME
With the total value of augmented and virtual reality products forecast to hit $36 billion while expected revenue opportunity in the metaverse to reach a trillion, I think it's safe to say that the evolution of Web 3.0 is something that, as parents, we're really going to have to monitor and closely manage.
MOVING WITH MOM & DAD – WHY I’M FOCUSED ON A GENERATION OFTEN OVERLOOKED
It's amazing how slowing down can open your mind. How it forces you to notice things you didn't pay much attention to before. In my case, it's my parents. Ok. Wait. I realize that sounds pretty damn selfish. Let me explain. Since early 2020, all that mattered was that my mother and father were at... Continue Reading →
ALMOST TWO YEARS INTO COVID, IT’S TIME FOR A LITTLE REFLECTION
A recent study conducted by Environics Research sponsored by Dialogue shows that almost half of Canadians report worsened mental health due to the pandemic. With so much chaos surrounding us, I think a little time for reflection is now more important than ever.
FINDING VALUE IN MOMMING ISN’T AS EASY AS IT SHOULD BE
It started out as a one-month contract that led to two months, then three and then contemplation over whether or not to accept a full-time job. All this immediately following my son’s first birthday. Here I was freelancing in an environment where the unspoken rule was to work well beyond the nine to five, where... Continue Reading →
DEAR MOMS, GIVE YOURSELVES A BREAK THIS CHRISTMAS!
Stop the madness! Staged Christmas cards, over the top holiday dinners, incredibly expensive and useless toys like Fingerlings, Hatchimals and L.O.L Surprise (whatever that is). Let’s not even talk about Elf on the effin shelf. Then there’s the constant barrage of morning and daytime talk shows featuring segments about holiday gift guides for your kids,... Continue Reading →
DON’T RUSH INTO RUSH HOUR JUST YET MAMA!
A mere eight months after having your second child you start to wonder if you should be heading back to work. It’s the first time since pushing out another human being that you’ve had five consecutive hours of sleep. As a woman you’re thinking how you can exploit this new found vitality that, in all... Continue Reading →
KINDNESS DOESN’T STOP AT CONVENIENT
Decked out in our finest outfits, last weekend my husband and I hit the town for a night out at a friend’s wedding. It was the first time since having the baby that we both put some effort into our appearance and were ready to eat, draaaank and dance. Unfortunately, minutes after completing the main... Continue Reading →
HERE’S WHAT I REALLY WANT FOR MOTHER’S DAY
Twelve days after having our second child it was my birthday so my husband bought me a spa package that included a massage, manicure and pedicure. The one, most important, thing it lacked was instructions from him on when I could use it. Now, three months later, he has never mentioned the gift nor given... Continue Reading →