Back to school 2020 is a bit different than previous years, but the perfunctory first day of school photo is an old standard. We painted that door red for our girls’ first day of preschool 9 years ago, and every year less and less of it shows up in their pictures are they grow.
Today is the first day of her last year of elementary school (grade 7) and his first day of grade 5. After 7 months of no formal, standardized schooling, my little man was so excited that he was up an hour before his alarm and dressed and ready to go! She, on the other hand, was willing to just carry on with her lockdown.
Happy first day of school! Good luck teachers, and kids!
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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