I’m honoured my pamphlet ‘Unseen Veins’ was chosen as 2nd runner up in the 2022 Aryamati poetry prize for pamphlets on the theme of social change and peace. Thank you for the recognition, Fly on the Wall Press. [About 'Unseen Veins': In this poetry pamphlet, the complexities of how we label ourselves and where we … Continue reading Unseen Veins – Runner Up!
Rahul and Leila are thirteen. That means we have two teenagers in our home. That life is exciting - full of potential and full of the depths of despair. That I am their safe space, that I get their most vulnerable sweet love and the brunt of their moody days. I am honored to be … Continue reading 13 Candles
I started this blog in 2010 when my new born twins were a few months old. It was my way of connecting with other mothers, of learning from them, of sharing my own stories, thereby having a creative outlet. It was also a way for me to journal some stories for the kids to read … Continue reading Do I Write About Them or Not? Twins, Tweens, Teens…
As part of the series : A Monday Morning Guest Post in Multicultural Mothering Maro: I speak English, French, Spanish (although it's getting rusty), and not as much Italian as I should. I grew up in small towns not far from Ottawa, first on the Quebec side and then on the Ontario side, but my … Continue reading Three Cheers for Family: A Guest Post by Maro Adjemian
As Part of the series: A Monday Morning Guest Post in Multicultural Mothering. Desi posted this on her blog yesterday; it's the second time she has written about the controversial book "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother", by Amy Chua, a book I have heard a lot about and . Check out her post for … Continue reading Competitive Advantage: A Guest Post by Desi of Valentine 4
(As part of the series: A Monday Morning Guest Post in Multicultural Mothering) Pascaline: Born in Greece, I grew up in a bilingual French / Greek environment. I lived between Greece, Africa and France. My husband, "I", French of Lebanese and Syrian origin is also multilingual: French/English/Arabic, and has lived in France, Africa and Canada. … Continue reading Only French?: A Guest Post by Pascaline
(Welcome to the 5th in our series: A Monday Morning Guest Post in Multicultural Mothering. You can find Kalley’s cullinary adventures at http://www.ianandkalley.com/kalleycuisine/) Kalley: I grew up on a cattle ranch near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. I couldn’t wait to leave my small home town after graduating from high school and attended university outside of Los … Continue reading Far From Home: A Guest Post by Kalley Hoke
Welcome to the third in our series: A Monday Morning Guest Post in Multicultural Mothering. Alisha Nicole Apale: Started out in a small town. Grew up with people who have the opportunity to matter. Bought a plane ticket. Traveled far. Saw another side to the narrative of privilege I’d been grazing on for nearly two … Continue reading Seiyan says “NO!”: A Guest Post by Alisha Nicole Apale
"I answered her questions about why some people have too much fat in their bodies to be healthy, but how no one can actually be “fat”. Fat is something that we have, not something that we are." Read the full guest post at Momma Be They Name by Desi, from Valentine 4: Living Each Day.