It’s time to make a change – on violence, guns and fear

It's only Tuesday and it's been a hard week already. Yesterday, a police officer was shot and killed in the line of duty in my hometown, at a place that we frequent, at a time that we are often there. My heart is broken for my friends on the police department who have lost a friend and colleague, for the family who has lost a husband and father, for all who loved him. It also struck home a bit too … [Read more...]

We Day 2017 interviews, messages and adventures- Q’s views

Hi everyone, this is Q. I went to We Day last week with my mum and it was really fun. I’m going to tell you all about We Day and the experiences we had. We had to wake up really early, at 0600 hours, because we had to catch the train to Vancouver. That’s where We Day was. Once we got to Vancouver, it was pouring and we needed to catch a cab to Rogers Stadium and that took a while. The cab driver … [Read more...]

Depression is not a choice. If only…

Last week, I saw a couple of things on social media that really pissed me off. The first was a meme, shared on someone's Facebook page that had two images, one above, one below. The top image was a beautiful picture of a forest, and the caption simply said "This is an antidepressant". The bottom image was a spilled jar of pills, and its caption said "This is an addiction." Then I read the comments … [Read more...]

I have a confession to make…

I am a bathroom Netflixer. There. I said it. Judge me if you must, but here it is.  Now, don't get me wrong. I don't watch Netflix in public washrooms or in other people's houses, but I have found that as a busy mum, sometimes the best time to get some uninterrupted watching is while I'm otherwise indisposed. I know that I'm not the only one who finds this either, and am willing to bet that … [Read more...]

Depression lies. Attention seeking? Maybe…

Recently, I read that singer Katy Perry had done a 4 day full access livestream to her life as a lead up to her new album. As part of this, viewers could watch her sleeping, doing yoga and even taking part in a live streamed therapy session. During this session, she and her therapist began talking about her recent and dramatic hairstyle change and her motivation behind it. It came out that … [Read more...]

6 reasons Disney Cruising is an ideal family holiday 

Q, my mom and I recently took a 7 night Eastern Caribbean cruise with Disney Cruiselines. I had never cruised before, but my mom had been on a number of cruises over the years, but never with Disney.  As I shared last week, I had a number of misgivings about family cruising, but every single one of them was completely unfounded, and it turned out to be an absolutely perfect vacation for … [Read more...]

Should you cruise with kids? Absolutely!!!

When you hear about avid cruisers, who do you picture? I know personally, I used to think of cruising as more of either a college students party kind of vacation, or something that retired people do. I didn't know of too many people my age with kids who had really embraced the cruising lifestyle, or so I thought.  Q, however, had become completely enamoured with the idea of cruising after … [Read more...]

That time that Netflix became my saviour…

It is nearing the end of the school year, and that normally means lots of sun, fun and time outside. It's supposed to be the time of year when the germs take a break from their all-out assault on little bodies (and the big ones that care from them, ha) and everyone is healthy enough to enjoy the end of year festivities. Right?  Wrong.  This year, for some (seriously uncool) reason, a … [Read more...]