Category: Remembering

Ms. Sumra vs. Motherhood

With just one week left before I officially head back into work (and a few days before my daughter turns one), I can’t help but feel nostalgic about this epic last year. Before having a baby I was feeling mighty …

The Day After Labour Day

Gosh. It’s been a while. Having a baby has certainly put the brakes on this wee little blog of mine, but today feels like the right time to open up my laptop and have my fingers  do some thinking. Why, …

Maurice Sendak on Life

It’s been a while since I’ve come across something so moving. It’s an excerpt from an interview with the beloved children’s author/illustrator, Maurice Sendak. You probably know him best from Max’s rumpus in Where the Wild Things Are. Sadly he passed …

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Birthdays and back to school

Ah, September… we meet again. For as long as I can remember, September has always held a very special place in my heart. It marks a new year full of hope and anticipation, but without the countdown or confetti. A …

Waiting For the Slow

With rumours of an impending snowfall of significant amounts, I can’t help but think of my late grandmother on my Dad’s side.  She spoke English with an unapologetic confidence using the few token words and phrases she knew of with …