Happy back to school! My girl starts high school today, and my boy starts his first year of school without his sister already there!
This morning the girls all gathered for chocolate chip pancakes, and to go though the doors at high school together together. By the time they got to school, there were roughly 10 of them walking in together. There is always such a sense of security when you don’t have to do it alone, and these kids were so geared up that they even let me take their pictures near the school. (Not at school, but near… I’ll take what I can get)
So for an hour and 20 mins we have quiet in our house. The dog and cat are confused, but they’ll get used to it.
(And I totally waited until the kids had all gone in before I cried that my babies are so grown up!!!)
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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