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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...
The Tale of a Recovering Shy Kid

The Tale of a Recovering Shy Kid

Note: StageCoach has offered Amelia a scholarship for social media coverage, but as always, the opinions are my own. “Would you like something to drink?” our server asked Amelia at a restaurant this summer. She turned to me and said “Chocolate milk” in a...
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:...
Life with a Nanny: so much more than childcare

Life with a Nanny: so much more than childcare

“It takes a village.” We’ve all heard the popular phrase that acknowledges how much support it takes to raise children. Many Canadian families, mine included, have chosen to hire a nanny to help out. Child-rearing is demanding, and often impractical for two people to...