The Woman



Hey! Thanks for visiting.

I am a Toronto-area mother of two— a creative (and therefore messy) 12-year-old girl and a PS4-loving 14-year-old boy. I also "parent" two often naughty beagle-mix rescue pups, Jolene and Ace. Ace likes to eat his own poo and Jolene likes to eat just about anything that resembles food (except poo). 

I always knew I wanted to be a writer. I used to write stories and poems when I was little and my mom acted like my writing was pretty great. In university I studied English because I couldn't think of anything else I'd rather study. And then it came time to think about how I would make money. That's when I decided to get an MA in Journalism (not that that's any guarantee of making money, haha).

I quit my long-time job in public relations five years ago. Nowadays I write magazine articles about healthy eating, decor and just about anything else that interests me. I also write web content and communications materials for clients.

This blog helps me stay true to my goal of exploring the art in everyday life. There's so much beauty around us if we just pay it some attention. I'm all about using the good dishes every day...and you'll see that I have A LOT of dishes to use!

I have been a vegetarian for almost two decades and a vegan for the last few years. I love veggie sushi, classic literature, art, decorating, baking, forests, oceans, lakes, hiking, camping and knitting (badly).

My favourite band of all-time is Nirvana (I saw them perform live in Buffalo), and I still think I’m 23 years old even if the mirror doesn’t agree. I hope that you will grab a cup of tea and a sweet and join me to explore ideas about cooking, baking, parenting, thrift store shopping, decorating, books and whatever else we come across “in real life.”

Your comments make my day, and I'd love to hear more about you.

You can also email me at womaninreallife@hotmail.com



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