2021 Highlights: Week 26

Get ready, this is a long one! It's been quite the week. Beginning at the beginning, can we talk about the heat? Oh man, it's been hot. BC broke records across Canada this week with highs into the 40s (that's Celsius). For context, our typical June average is around 21 degrees. 28 would be considered… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 26

2021 Highlights: Week 25

I'm writing this a little earlier than usual because I know we have a busy weekend coming up. We're at the beginning of a heat wave, with projected temperatures of 35 and 40 degrees next week. My rainy West Coast background means that when it's sunny I feel the need to be outside all the… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 25

2021 Highlights: Week 24

Hi there! We are officially into summer and the last week of school. We're counting down the days in our house, not because we don't love school but because we're so excited to be together as a family every day and looking forward to many summer adventures. Some highlights this week: A story that Pearl… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 24

2021 Highlights: Week 23

Hi there! Coming in a little late because the weekend kind of got away from me but let's talk about some good stuff that happened last week: Pearl got 2 beach days with her class! It's so nice that they can walk from school to the beach. Both times Rose and I picked her up… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 23

2021 Highlights: Week 22

Picking flowers in empty lots.Sprinklers and popsicles in the backyard. This week we paid our district tax and our home insurance, two annual expenses that can leave our bank account feeling drained. I like to take a moment though to be thankful for what they mean. We have a home where we are safe and… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 22

Book Review: Still by Emma Hansen

Emma Hansen is 39 weeks and 6 days pregnant with her first child when she wakes in the morning and feels something is wrong. An ultrasound reveals that the baby has died in the womb and the next day, on her due date, she delivers her stillborn son. While all of my book reviews are… Continue reading Book Review: Still by Emma Hansen

Book Review: Know My Name by Chanel Miller

Know My Name - Chanel Miller (Viking, 2019) Like over fifteen million other people, I read Chanel Miller's victim impact statement when it was first published. Like many others, I wept as I read it. Because even though it wasn't my story, it was the story of so many women around me. A story I… Continue reading Book Review: Know My Name by Chanel Miller

Book Review: Harmless Like You by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

  I'll start off by saying that I almost gave up on this book halfway through. I'm glad I didn't but it isn't a long novel and it took me most of it to feel truly engaged. The story is divided between two characters and times. Yuki is a teenager in New York in the… Continue reading Book Review: Harmless Like You by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Book Review: When She Was Electric by Andrea MacPherson

This is a story strong on description, full of characters with hidden depths and normal secrets. It is a story about a mother-daughter relationship (and not one to aspire to). The story is primarily told from Ana's point of view, though we also get glimpses into her mother, Min. We are introduced to Ana as… Continue reading Book Review: When She Was Electric by Andrea MacPherson

Book Review: Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

Unhappy suburban families in the 1950s has become something of a cliche, but it's easy to imagine that Richard Yates before the cliches began. He certainly is able to avoid them. Frank and April Wheeler are in their late twenties, have two children, and live in Connecticut. Frank works in New York City and April… Continue reading Book Review: Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates