My girl spent the weekend with her Memere while the rest of us convalesced, and as usual they knocked my socks off with the creations they made. (Figuratively… if you know me, you know I don’t wear socks. Ever.)
This kid decided that she wanted to try making macarons. So they freaking did it. No lessons, nothing, just the two of them, a recipe and A LOT of patience. I feel lack after my complete lack of interest in crafting, I am glad I was able to provide my mom with a granddaughter that shared the same interests as her. The best part?? These things are ACTUALLY macarons! They have the taste and texture of macarons! They have blueberry purée and frosting in the centre and are flipping to die for!!
She is talented and amazing, and I cannot believe she is my kid.
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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