Christmas Crazy: Welcome Home

December 23, 2015 in Canada, North America, Travelogue

My house, at this moment, is a rodeo. At five thirty, when I gingerly tiptoed to my kitchen to quietly make tea and then tiptoe to my seat at the […]

Motherhood: On Atlantic Crossings & Fear

November 21, 2015 in Inspiration

Every now and then the realities converge It occurred to me this evening, whilst driving home, that my baby is like an ant, clinging to a leaf, floating out in […]

My Work Here is Done

September 11, 2015 in Inspiration

Today we are giving a party. You’re all invited. It’s from four to whenever, open door policy, as usual. There will be swimming, maybe some boating, a campfire, lots of […]

On Pickling & the Passing of Time

June 25, 2015 in Canada, Travelogue

It has been the week of evening rains. Long slow soakers that drive deep and make the worms wriggle to the surface. I’d forgotten how thunder rolls in across the […]

21 Years in 21 Pictures

May 28, 2015 in Inspiration, Travelogue

Today is our 21st anniversary… “The birthday of our family,” as Ezra so eloquently puts it. This picture… the one at the top… it makes me feel old… because… well… […]

Going Home, Finding Home

May 3, 2015 in Canada, North America, Travelogue

Today is a significant day. It is the day that our family goes home. To a place, not a concept. Where we will stay. Mostly. You read that right. Today […]

Family Photos- 2015

April 21, 2015 in Guatemala, North America, Travelogue

So, our awesome friend Luke took some family photos for us last week, in our garden in Guatemala. We thought you might like to see:

Ghosts of Christmas past

December 25, 2014 in Guatemala, North America, Travelogue

When I was a little girl, Christmas was pure magic. Snow covered log cabins, ice skating on winter afternoons, hot chocolate with marshmallows and peppermint sticks. Christmas mornings were cinnamon […]

When Things Fall Apart: What Hannah Lucia taught me

December 1, 2014 in Guatemala, North America, Travelogue

Things always fall apart when The Man leaves. To be fair, it’s not only when he leaves. In actual fact, we’ve had a laundry list of logistical issues in the […]

On Community, Magic & Love: What I learned at the drum circle

November 26, 2014 in Guatemala, North America, Travelogue

“You know what I like about you?” Tor mused, sideways at me as we watched the orange flames dance in the darkness. “You’re unusually observant. You’re always watching things. You’re […]