Sleeping In: The Myth of Parenthood

Sleeping In Pixel - William, Leanne, Vivian

Here’s an excerpt from my latest humour column in The Calgary Herald: You know you’re a parent when you pray that your children allow you to sleep in. Until 7: 30 a.m. Last Saturday my husband vacated the bedroom early to pursue his hobby of collecting other people’s useless crap, […]

Ask the DH: An Opportunity to Embarrass Ironic Mom

Mothers Day William Leanne Vivian Pixel

My humor column today in The Calgary Herald begins like this: If you want to know how to ruin Mother’s Day, ask my husband. He was born on Mother’s Day. This year, his birthday once again falls on Sunday, and in the reality game of celebrations, birthdays trump pushing a […]

Pregnant Women, and Eating with the Addams Family

VW Eating 4

It’s Friday, a day synonymous with going out, or– if you’re a teacher or a parent – with falling asleep in front of the TV by nine o’clock. Before you fall asleep, feel free to hop around to some of my recent writing around the web. Pregnant Woman or Vegas Tourist […]

Music lessons and liquor

Thankfully, no duets yet, except for their twin existence

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know I love to complain about music lessons. As much as I love the program (and I do!), it still is a showcase for my kids’ misbehaviour and their spirited tendencies (euphemism of the day). I wrote about the trials […]