This was a post that came to me honestly and easily. It is one of those posts that I hesitate to share because it is so personal and also not quite in line with my other posts, but in my experience, these can be most powerful and useful to others. I know that it helps … Continue reading A is for Anxiety
This month I want to focus on all things local. I feel like April in Nova Scotia is all about emerging from winter hibernation. We see our neighbours more, the farmer’s market is buzzing, weekends are full in the very best way. It is such a wonderful month to be part of a tight knit … Continue reading April: Five Things that Inspire
None of us remember our first birthday cake. It was likely your mother who, in the midst of the joy, chaos and emotion of a first birthday, set aside the time to remember to soften the butter, bring the eggs to room temperature, preheat the oven, and perform the ritual of her baby’s first cake. … Continue reading Today, I bake her a cake.
I am really excited for this upcoming garden season. I am always excited about Spring (today I was actually tidying my snowy herb garden in winter gloves), but this year feels different. Mat and I have spent the last ten years learning how to grow and preserve food, expanding and learning more every year. In … Continue reading 10 Plants to Grow for an Anti-Inflammatory Diet
“Come over here for a minute, I want to show you something” – the most tantalising suggestion you can make to an almost three year old. I walk into the garden and she follows, humming to herself. I stop and crouch down at a raised bed covered with straw, which I part to the side, … Continue reading The Sweetness of Spring
Spring is coming and after a difficult winter of poor health, I am feeling inspired by the possibility of change and growth. My youngest turns three next month (which means I can almost see the light beyond the high demands of babies and toddlers), I’ve introduced some new habits into my routine and diet, and … Continue reading March – Five Things that Inspire Me
I’m back. And I have so much to tell you. For the past five and a half years I’ve been deep in the frenetic, slow, joyful, depleting, isolating, transformative phase of self-discovery that is birthing and raising young children. There wasn’t much time for blogging, though there were a few false starts. I became a … Continue reading Here I am.