“Having a place to go is a home. Having someone to love is a family. Having both is a blessing.” – Donna Hedges
Families are messy and beautiful and wonderful and painful and magical and fiery. Mine is no different.
15 years builds a lot of beauty and a lot of agony. And in all of that, there has been this magical thing called our family. These photos show a big, delicious piece of that magic.
For the first time since my eldest was 6, we had family photos taken at a beautiful farm across the river. Victoria at @see.my.photography did such an amazing job and there are so much to choose from. Our first photos with our Sadie Rose. Our first photos with my eldest being as tall as me. Our first photos with Liam being a grown kid.
This is our one, beautiful life, and luckily these are the people that magicked it for us.
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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