My sister-in-law just became a mother. And as I sorted clothes that we could gift to the newest little cousin, my mind wandered to what advice I would give to the latest inductee to the hallowed halls of motherhood. I didn’t want to tell her the common, expected things that everyone says, like “sleep when … Continue reading you're not enough. and that's okay.
There is a mother with a one month old, proudly posing for a picture in a Canadian passport office, with the brand shiny new passport nestled on top of the sleeping baby. She has this proud look on her face that combines her pride as a mother and what I can only assume is also … Continue reading the pride and the privilege of citizenship
Today was a big day in Canada. Election day to choose who we Canadians wanted to represent us in running the country. And I wasn’t able to participate. I’ve been used to the feeling of standing on the sidelines of democracy as we’ve lived in the US for the past 10 years, following the issues … Continue reading no vote, no voice
“So what are you up to these days?” A completely reasonable question but I’ve been so busy building this new thing that I haven’t spent much time writing about what it actually is. And now it’s been so long that I almost don’t know where to start… Ten months ago, I had this crazy idea and for … Continue reading building the future
I feel like I was punched in the gut.
I just opened up an email where someone I had just had a phone conversation with gave me some not so kind feedback.
I’m not going to lie – it stings. I feel horrible. Continue reading faced with my shortcomings
So here’s something it’s taken me a while to figure out: There are no vacations as a startup founder. Or even weekends. Or even 6 hour stretches without somehow checking in or working. I know that sounds sortof obvious to all the other founders out there but I think I underestimated how much a startup … Continue reading Say farewell to your vacations