Traffic Jams

Posted by on Jan 27, 2012

I have often said that being a parent is like letting your heart jump outside of your body and run through traffic. You can teach your heart to look both ways before crossing the street, stay away from strange cars and take the safest route home, but in the end you have to let your […]

Nana’s imprint

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012

I was ten years old when my Nana Waterhouse passed away. I wore a yellow skirt with a white blouse to her funeral. Yellow was her favorite colour then and is one of mine still. I remember that day. I remember a lot of things. My Nana did not.

In Sickness and in Health

Posted by on Jan 15, 2012

The greatest test of any marriage is the onset of flu season. One good bout of the flu can wreak havoc on every level of your partnership. For the last month and half, that’s what the Carpenter and I have been juggling.

Mrs. Claus

Posted by on Jan 15, 2012

At this festive time of year, when the mayhem and merriment seem too much to bear and the to-do list is longer than the gift receipts, I think of the one woman who inspires me to keep calm and carry on: Mrs. Claus.

The Real Santa

Posted by on Jan 15, 2012

I knew one day it would happen. We were going to have “the talk” with the kids. The end of innocence is inevitable. Sigh.