Posted in July 2013

We Need to Ask for the Pancakes

We Need to Ask for the Pancakes

I remember the first time I thought I wasn’t cut out to be a church lady. I was a tomboyish little thing in my early teens. Lavender glasses masked a solid 80% of my face, and I wore a mouthful of shiny braces with my No Fear t-shirts. Hockey posters of the Vancouver Canucks wallpapered … Continue reading

Marking the Ordinary

Marking the Ordinary

Today you jumped into the tub with me. Fully clothed. I was taking a bath. Reading. Soaking. I saw you take in my zen state. Your baby eyes brightened and you gave me that impossibly endearing grin before hauling your solid little body over the ledge. Not too long ago I may have been aghast … Continue reading

Letting it All Out

Letting it All Out

“I don’t spend my life in front of a camera. But I still feel pressure to appear a certain way.” I don’t remember when I first felt the need to do it. There was no shaming moment during my tender puberty years. No helpful tip in Seventeen magazine. I didn’t gain twenty pounds overnight. It … Continue reading