It’s that time of the year where your kids are probably starting to drive you crazy with being bored. If you have a child around 10 years old, I recommend Shiva’s Fire by Suzanne Fisher Staples. The story of a dancer named Parvati who is training with a dance guru and discovers that she has the gift of music in her blood. It is a basic introduction to Hindu mysticism for young children, though must not be confused with true Hindu culture. Originally published in 1958, this version was re-printed in 2001 and suffers from an amount of cultural appropriation. That said, it is an easy, engaging book for young readers.
Originally intended to simply focus on book reviews, over time, KaliDesautelsReads has morphed into its own entity.
I write about issues that are near to my heart, be they political, feminist, motherhood, mental health, or, as the title holds, books.
A thirty-something Canadian woman in my mid-thirties, I have been "super married" to my high school sweetheart since 2006, and together we have two crazy, clever, kind, hilarious, wonderful kids.
My first book - How Not To Blog: Finding Myself, One Post at a Time is available on Amazon (in eBook formats for you clever tech readers, and paperback for those of us who love that new book smell!)
I have tried a podcast - it's still on Apple and Google Podcasts - but writing is where my heart is.
My life changed dramatically when my husband was diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer in 2018, and I am now a writer for a leading Canadian Cancer Non-Profit.
I am lucky enough to have a family that loves me and pushes me to be my best, even if it is outside of my cushiony comfort zone. I have a village of friends that nourish me, mentally, and spiritually.
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