• Book Reviews: Mechanicsville (YA) by Laurie Stewart

    Fair warning, I don’t normally pick up YA, or books this dark and gritty. However, I was familiar with Laurie Stewart’s work, and having enjoyed her magical way of spinning a tale in the past I decided to take her…

  • Winterlude 2017

    Winter is always a challenge for me. The cold weather depletes my energy and motivation. It’s different than in November and December, when you get to look forward to all the cozy holidays. January and February just feel like an…

  • Poppies

    The red poppy is the Canadian national symbol of remembrance for the men and woman who gave their lives during military service around the world. When I moved to Canada I learned about the poppy tradition as a military spouse.…