When I fail at something – or, let's say, don't do it as well as I expect of myself – there's this whole thing that goes on in my head. First, I have the excuses. Too little sleep, too much childwrangling, too many interruptions. Then, there's the part of me that raises an eyebrow and uses… Continue reading I think I can, I know I can, I think I can, I – oh, not again!
1. Last Tuesday we had our first proper snow of the winter. I brought my kids over to the neighbour's for a playdate, and then – completely unplanned, and very uncharacteristically – took a walk. I wanted to see how the lake (which has been freezing over most beautifully) was looking under snow. I wanted to… Continue reading Growing up, both me and my boy: 5 things 9.1.2017
1. The discourse around social media is always, always, about marketing. This isn't how users experience it. We use social media for various reasons – friendship, networking, learning – and while it may sometimes be true that we use it for shopping (Pinterest especially), that's really not the point. So talking about how blogging or… Continue reading 5 things about social media, 10.10.2016
1. The end of August is rapidly becoming my favourite time of year. Goodbye to stifling heat and mosquitoes; hello to fresh mornings, a hint of golden glow in the trees, and best of all, hello to school. It took me a while to get used to the idea of autumn as back-to-school time –… Continue reading 5 things about structure, 29.8.2016
1. I've been thinking a lot about balance this week. Not the Olympic gymnastics kind (although, how do they DO that?!) More the work-life balance kind. Which is a ridiculous phrase; work and life are not two separate things. And yet it's a term we all instinctively understand. Nobody needs an explainer. What we do… Continue reading 5 things about balance, 15.8.2016
Melanie Falick posed the question, and I've been mulling over my answer. I don't really think of myself as a maker, actually. I'm a knitter, to the core, and clearly that is a creative endeavour; but that – knitting and a little crochet – is my only thing. Maybe one day I'll get the hang… Continue reading Why I make
Kate's post here seems to have struck a nerve – not just with me, as shown by the subsequent Twitter convos. As Woolly Wormhead noted, we all seem to feel we have to justify what we show online – whether that's positive or negative. Ironic, no? We (I) feel guilty about being too "perfect" and about being… Continue reading Framed: on “authenticity” online