Our Daughters are Watching

In February, I had the opportunity to attend Rise Up, Sister! in Chiliwack, BC. We spent four days sharing our stories and discussing issues of justice and equality and collectively raising the voice of women in the world. It was an empowering and yet comforting time and I am deeply changed by the time spent in […]

Rebel with a Shovel in the Schoolyard

I’m a newbie Kindergarten mom. My firstborn just started at the school down the street and I’m slowly learning the ropes of what it means to pack lunches, navigate new social expectations, and play detective to what my daughter does for six hours a day. I moved to British Columbia from Ontario when I got […]

The Most Important Moment is Now

In recent weeks we said goodbye to my beloved father-in-law, Jack Burns. He lived for 85 years, was married to the same woman for 57 years and raised 11 children and has more grandchildren and great-grandchildren than most could ever imagine. He has left a lasting legacy and I am blessed to be a part […]

The Art of Loving Long and Slow

I slip into the kitchen at the first hint of light and start the coffee. I drop two pieces of raisin bread into the toaster and just before the smell of warm cinnamon curls around the doorway, my dad appears. He smiles full on, like the sun that has now risen, and then quickly catches […]

Why I’m Framing my Ph.D. above the Changing Table

By Ashley Hales | Twitter: @aahales I didn’t want to be a mother. Not in my bones, anyway. The cultural narrative I grew up with was a be-anything, do-anything mantra that could or could not include children. I had grand plans of Ivy League schools, perhaps missions trips overseas, and a world of ideas I wanted […]