I’m turning 45

Tomorrow, (Oct. 15 2020) will be my birthday. I’m glad to be turning 45. There were many times when I wasn’t sure I would make it here, let alone be surrounded by love and a wonderful family. For the passed several years I’ve been doing a stand up comedy bit for the Edmonton Comedy Festival…

Telus World of Science Virtual Camp

My son was a part of a week long Virtual Summer Camp hosted by the Telus World of Science. It was called ‘Hello Earthlings’ and the premise was that the camper plays an alien visiting earth.

Nude Pride

*Editor’s note: This is a pseudo sponsored post. You see, I enjoy Nude Vodka. Just the right amount of flavour. So, I thought I would contact them (they didn’t contact me) as they have their Pride Pack’s supporting the LGBTQ2S+ community this month. Yes, it is nearly the end of the month, but screw that….

A movie, a book, a meal, and a mantra

This is not a fluffy collection of happy go lucky recommendations. I would not suggest some of these to those who are prone to the sads. These are things I enjoy, you may not.

Happenstance Happy Dance

Picking up the littlest from daycare the other day provided me with a healthy reminder to check my assumptions. “Before you check out, I have an incident report to review with you.” the daycare employee said to me. Oh shit. Oh shit. Oh shit. My brain screamed. I turned my head. I squinted at the…

Don’t Poke the Bear – Quick Quips about Chores

Marriage is the hardest damn thing I’ve ever done. My parents made it look easy. They always seemed to be in love when I was growing up. As an adult, I see they fight and struggle – constantly. My mom has high expectations. Dad is stubborn. I’m a perfectly lovely mix of both. My dad…

People Don’t Bite People- This Kid, Take 2

Today I had reason to check out Lisa Wheeler’s People Don’t Bite People. Of course I did, that’s the exciting part of climbing a parenting hurdle. Just when you think you’ve secured the guide wires, everything shifts. Every night this week I have arrived just as the daycamp counselors are preparing Bean to wait in…

A Rain Coat and a Cookie

Last year The Undad and I were invited to a Facebook group that has changed how we parent and spend money. A private group with slightly less than 300 members entirely set up to give unwanted items away I rarely buy anything new now. Clutter is increasingly limited in our house. Santa brought Kijiji finds…