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He Doesn’t Look at Me Like That Anymore

He Doesn’t Look at Me Like That Anymore

One of my favourite photos from my relationship is one of just Dana (my husband) at our wedding, thirteen years ago, standing at the front of the church. I’m not in the photo, but looking at his face, there is no doubt he’s looking at me. I’d know that look anywhere:...
Family Activities in P.E.I.

Family Activities in P.E.I.

From tip to tip, you can drive across Prince Edward Island in roughly 2.5 hours, yet you could stay for days – weeks, months! – without ever running out of fun. PEI is home to Anne of Green Gables, red dirt and many of my favourite childhood & adult...
Tricia’s Pumpkin Bread (Birch family favourite!)

Tricia’s Pumpkin Bread (Birch family favourite!)

In 2006, three of my mother’s best friends (and second moms to me) hosted a wedding shower for me. They asked everyone to bring a recipe card of their favourite recipe. My friend, Tricia, gave me her pumpkin bread recipe and it has been a family favourite ever...
Homeschooling: The Job I Never Wanted

Homeschooling: The Job I Never Wanted

“I’ve been homeschooling my kids,” my former roommate (now Bay Street lawyer friend) says to me. “I didn’t miss my calling.” Preach. Teaching is not for everyone. There’s a reason why many of us never considered education as an option despite the favourable hours and...
Cheers to Neighbours

Cheers to Neighbours

Neighbours. They really make or break where you live. Whenever someone mentions a bad neighbour, I immediately become a one-upper and tell them about the time I lived across from the same murderer twice. He was an attempted murderer, but when you shoot someone in the...
What To Do in Saint John, NB

What To Do in Saint John, NB

“The John” is such an unfortunate nickname for my hometown of Saint John, NB.  Leave it to us “Johners” to come up with a name that’s not at all representative of the flourishing and beautiful city that it is! As a Saint John native, I had a wonderful childhood...