When God Is a Handful of Stickers

It was a hot and sticky day, and we were taking our two little ones home from a day at London Zoo. We live in London, but the trip still takes one hour and fifteen minutes and by the time we were on train-change number two, my toddler was just about done with it all. […]

Tangled in the Memories

by Amanda Tingle Taylor | @itTingles Time has a funny way of playing with your memories. Things that never seemed important to you in the present hold so much power over you as a memory. My daughter just moved out of my house for the first time. She is a college freshman living on campus. I […]

I Am My Mother’s Daughter

I help to situate her after she’s wheeled back from X-ray. Her face hushed in pain, teeth gritted, face hollowed out and wincing. She lets out a slow and shaky exhale and I blink back my tears, but one escapes and rolls from my chin, plopping obscenely on her hospital gown and staining her with […]

Confessions of a Serial Planner

I am a planner. This includes any project I take on, but five-year plans are my favourite, giving me a sense of purpose, direction and control. I feel safe when my plans are detailed and well laid out. I like knowing where I am going and how I am going to get there. It should, […]

My Escape from the Land of Less-Than

I am a stay-at-home mom. It’s embarrassingly hard for me to leave that sentence as is. I want to add to it so badly. A disclaimer, a footnote, something. I’ve never spoken those words and left them as is before. At the very least, I tack on a “for now” at the end of it. […]