2016 – Magically Suck-ish

The past year was challenging on many fronts. In Alberta, we faced an unprecedented economic downturn, and many Albertans lost their jobs. Financial hardship became more commonplace, as disposable incomes shrank, and we tightened our belts and wallets. Even my fiancé lost billable hours, which was stressful for this momma-to-be. My older friends faced their own […]

Oh. Hi, Baby! (An Ode to Modern Medicine)

My original thoughts focused on the brilliant experience of delivering our first baby, but recently, people in my social networks (and, offline networks) have made comments about the insidiousness of modern medicine. Specifically, they’re skeptical about our health care system, doctors, hospitals, medical interventions, pharmaceuticals, and so on. This isn’t news, of course. People have […]

The Saskatoon Farm

Okay, I’ve been slacking. I apologize. It’s been a bit of a tumultuous week, and last weekend, my partner and I replaced the rear rotors and brake pads on my new-to-me vehicle. You’ll recall that my vehicle was stolen – click here to read my open letter to the thief. I’m one of those weirdos that names […]

What’s The Deal With Salmonella?!

Backyard flocks are always a hot topic, especially in urban environments. There’s a romantic aspect to waking up and collecting fresh eggs from your small flock of hens. It feels good. In your opinion, the eggs taste better, and having control over your hens’ lives, you remain confident that your food was sourced from happy and […]