As a former professor of organizational communication, a feminist, and an unapologetic qualitative scholar, my absolute favorite kind of research involved talking to people about their lives. When I wasn’t immersed in my participants’ life stories or making sense of the 500 pages of data before me in hard copy format, I ruminated over how… Read More Answering my Calling. Serendipitously.
There was a time, not very long ago, when everyday was full of new excitement and anticipation over what new thing my little girl would accomplish that day or even that week or month. Now, at almost 16 months, things are, how can I say this, um…more of the same.
We had a fun few days, what with Aaron being home for four days!. Having taken the Monday before the 4th off, we got an extended long weekend. While we didn’t do much on Saturday as a family, he and the kids ran some errands so I could get some work done, undisturbed. By the… Read More Independence Day Weekend in Pictures
I know how it looks. I know you are judging me right now. I know you are on some kind of a moral high horse, perhaps even justified, praising yourself for having your language firmly under control when kids are around.… Read More Teaching Kids to Swear
It’s the first of the month which means it’s time for HerStory, a new series of posts presented by ThePhdMama blog to highlight the stories of moms who are like you and me, but just a little different. Julie Siewert is the owner and “the chief ‘Mom-in-Charge’ at Diaper Dabbler. … Read More HerStory: Julie Siewert of Diaper Dabbler
In honor of Canada’s 150th Anniversary, I thought it would be fun to write about the things I learned about Canada from my very Canadian husband. If you are Canadian, “A Very Happy Canada Day” from our family to yours.
In 2015, June was the month in which Baby J experienced his first big fever. He was 14 months young. In 2016, June was the month I was still very much in the throes of a postpartum funk, slowing trying to find my rhythm. In 2017, June, so far, has been more of the ‘found-our-rhythm’… Read More Summer School Begins and Other Things
This is a Sponsored Post. For most of us, a discussion on the value of education is redundant because it is a presumed fact of life. Likewise, depending on the part of the world in which you live, you may also value reading or mathematical skills equally or one over the other. Still, it is… Read More Adventures in Financial Literacy For Kids
TJ started summer school today. I could do a happy jig in celebration of this great occasion – TJ going back to school. In fact, I really should. TJ away at school for three hours means much less screaming (by me), much less crying (by Teju), much less mess (by TJ), and in general a… Read More Two Weeks of Fun with the Kids
Submitted to an essay competition in September 2016 – This was my first time writing such a personal essay and my first time submitting one to a competition. Of course, I didn’t win but the writing exercise was well worth the effort. Prompt: Most dramatic change I have ever made
This is my 200th post! In an interesting twist of system errors and a need to engage a backup restore, I lost the original post I had written and had to rewrite the second half all over again. I am not complaining. I love the fact that this post is my 200th!… Read More The Adventures of a Curly-Haired Girl Wonder
If this is your first time visiting one of my recipes, you need to know that I almost NEVER measure. If you can’t work without measurements, I would suggest you look for a similar recipe elsewhere. The fact that I don’t measure my ingredients has its advantages and disadvantages, of which the latter… Read More 20 Minutes Salmon Dinner with just 5 Ingredients