Postpartum Pie

This was supposed to be easy. I had done this before. I knew where I'd land. Then where the hell was I?

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My Bread and Butter

My venture into the emotionally exhausting world of bread was occurring concurrently with a major turning point in my life. I was in a brawl. A brawl with my mind, my body, my past relationships, my hopes for the future, my goals and beliefs, my health care system and the red tape that surrounded my reality.

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The Season For Balance

"We were taught to work for the outcome we wanted - to push for that good grade, promotion or new job. We made lists, set goals and completed tasks. And hard work brought success…

Motherhood isn't like that… “

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Bird Brain

Maybe we have forgotten how to connect in real time and the avoidance is of a self-preserving manner. Don't look at me. Don't see me. Don’t greet me or ask me a question. Don’t ask me to engage with you in the here and now, for the pressure of performing and the expectation of responding in perfection is too much

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Congratulations, It's a Starter!

I made a silent promise to myself, committing to the act of continual bread baking regardless of how often I scorched the bottom, under baked it, or created something more reminiscent of what belongs at the bottom of the lake than on the centre of the family dinner table

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The (Edible) Skeletons In His Closet

I looked the biscotti he held as he dipped it into his latte, realizing I had arrived there after he had, and consequently had not been able to witness the exchange of money for goods. Was that even a legitimate biscotti baked in this café?

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"Don't Call Me Basic, Bitch" Pumpkin Spice Loaf

I forced the scalding gulp of latte back down my throat, pressing hard against my natural instinct to open the floodgates to send it back up again, spraying it into his face with all the fury and wrath of a medieval dragon,

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When Nothing Is Everything

I've come to appreciate the importance of curating your existence - the people you surround yourself with, the things you say yes to, those you say no to. What comes into your life and builds the frame of your home, your community, your life.

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Under the Influence: Take Back Your Mind, Your Goals, Your Life.

It hit me like a ton of bricks. I stopped and stood there frozen, mouth agape in awe. This has happened before, Paris seems to have that effect on me. However, this time it wasn't from a position of wonder, awe, and love. It was from a horrifying level of shock, disgust, and rejection.

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You Want it? You Don't Got It.

We can so easily get wrapped up in the pursuit of what we want, what we need, that we become blinded to the alternate options that are swirling around us on the daily. It's like our brain picks up an idea, steps on an infinite treadmill and keeps moving

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A Table For One: Why Solo Dining Isn't Sad Dining

I wonder how much of this is self-inflicted and how much of it is due to circumstance. My age has me at a challenging stage: mid-thirties are a time when many are "settling down:"  buying homes, choosing partners and having children. So many children.

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Why I'm Fighting Against Everything I Believe In and Travelling With A Selfie Stick

Maybe it’s the increasing levels of nostalgia that I experience as I age but it doesn't sit well with me that I don't have much to look at in terms of images of me in my life, enjoying my life.

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Hot Dog Snobbery: Engaged.

Ask me last month if I like hot dogs and I'd have choked down some visceral vomit. Fast forward to a trip to San Diego and I’m sitting on the sidewalk behind a fold-up tray table…

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Love, Loss And A Cuppa Tea

I had been stripped to a shell of my former self. Raw, exposed and comprised of only the bare bones of personality  was left in me. I felt naked, transparent, flaws out for all to see. 

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