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YRSTRY: Hazel

Check out the design of Hazel's YRSTRY book - a 20-page 6x6 hard cover book - and read the full text below. Twelve years ago, we decided we wanted children. It took us six years to have Hazel, our first. I...

YRSTRY: Neera

Check out the design of Neera's YRSTRY book - a 20-page 8x8 hard cover book - and read the full text below. I had an inkling that I might have been pregnant. I remember feeling that way driving out to Delisle...

YRSTRY: Bennett

Check out the design of Bennett's YRSTRY book - a 20-page 6x6 hard cover book - and read the full text below. Ian and I got married in my parents’ backyard in June 2011. I think we always knew we wanted to...
When the time comes to say good-bye

When the time comes to say good-bye

As I sit down to write what could be called a eulogy, the sun is pouring in through the window. I like to think this is Konan telling me, It's ok, Mom. I'm ok. Before my husband took him to the vet tonight, he took this photo of us. I think you can see in his eyes he...

In the words of my toddler

A few weeks ago, when I was struggling and getting frustrated, I received this letter in the mail. I thought it was worth sharing. If Cub could write his own letter.... Being a toddler is new to me... Should I nap? Or try to be a big boy and go without a snooze?...

Soft hands: a grandmother’s touch

Yesterday my son and I came home after a three-day visit at my parents' house. It's always bittersweet when we leave. I'm happy to return to my husband, animals, and our home and routine. But we always have so much fun. It's clear my son loves his grandparents,...