Thankful that I get to call this boy my son. The quietest and most affectionate of my two kids, this guy has a wicked sense of humour, and a sharp wit. He has been figuring out how things work since he was old enough to realize he wasn’t alone in the world. At 2 he told us that Mickey Mouse was a guy in a costume, at 4 he pointed out that the Elf on the Shelf has a tag on his butt and must be a doll, and has existential conversation about heaven and life on a regular basis, he is also imaginative and creative. He notices things in great detail, when you think he is distracted, and then is distracted from ordinary things when you assume that he was listening. He keeps me on my toes, makes me laugh, and is still willing to curl up into a little ball on my lap and whisper “I love you, mama”.
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.
Welcome to my thoughts. Sit down. Stay a while. Enjoy a cup of coffee!
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