Friday September 8, 2017
A hotel in Toronto surrounded by boys, baggage and mess.
Another summer done. This one felt long to me, not in long and lazy kind of way, but in a I never really started the summer sort of way, if you know what I mean? I think it’s because in the background was this big change since tomorrow morning we head out to San Francisco.
A big change – especially for my boys.
But less so for me – R & I moved back to Toronto in 2008 and this stint has been the longest I’ve ever lived anywhere, ever.
I’m always looking for data based ways to provide my three boys with more tools to (hopefully) both help their mental wellness and their ability to live mindful lives.
Never an easy task but often especially challenging since we are doing it without the structure of organized religion – so it was great to have the chance to chat with Ali Hassan about his own experiences on this similar journey.
This piece first ran Sunday July 27, 2017 on CBC Tapestry. Read more…
I love this show- and the national conversations it starts.
I’m also in awe of the host – Anna Maria Tremonti - and so having the chance to speak with her about the incredible impact that mandatory paternity leave would have was both nerve wracking and quite cool.
Art with & by Boy 1.
“We track our fitness goals, nutritional intake and spending but few of us track our parenting activities in quite the same way.” Here’s why we should.
This article was first published in Fast Company on March 9, 2016.
7 dates & we got engaged. 13 years so far…
We aren’t all that comfortable planning our love lives to account for the strains our work lives place on them – but that’s where arranged marriages can help. Yes, really. This article first appeared in Fast Company on February 18, 2016.
B1 & B2 dressed B3 as a “hipster”. Tweens loom.
I loved working on this article. Interviewing Anne-Marie Slaughter was such a pleasure, having Kiristin Stewart contribute an additional bonus and it gave the chance to explore a topic that I’ve been thinking and talking about a great deal over the past few months as I see the needs of my own three boys rapidly shifting.
This article first appeared in Fast Company on Tuesday January 19, 2016.
I love this picture – original art for the piece by Todays Parent. Thank you for making it awesome.
This is an issue I struggle with constantly and ironically, am often very envious of parents who unlike me can just commit to an organized religion. This article was eight months in the making and was first published in the December 2015 issue of Today’s Parent with the headline, “Raising a question of faith,” p. 74-76.
This piece first appeared in The Huffington Post on December 21, 2011 but since then I re-share each year – and it’s become one my few (but maybe a favourite?) holiday tradition.
B3 meets Santa b/c I’m not a total grinch.
At five and two my kids are still young enough to truly believe in Santa and so, I’m currently doing my best to hide my hatred for the fat man in the bad suit.