My kiddo. My first born. My responsible, silly, funny, smart, amazing-with-an-eyeliner-pen kid.
I keep thinking “how can you be 14 already?? I just had this baby and now I have a person who is taller and cooler and funnier than I could have imagined!!” I know that’s how time works. You keep telling me, but my baby. Now you are 14 and living in a confident, brave, amazing way.
You have come through more in your 14 years than I ever did, and are stronger, smarter, and kinder for it. I am so grateful that you are you and I am so grateful that you will still come for cuddles occasionally. You make me proud all day every day. You make every day more interesting and make me laugh and keep me on my toes and teach me something new all of the time.
Thank you for being my kid. Thank you for letting me be your mama. Happy birthday, kiddo. I love you more.
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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