I've been imagining, as I listen to news about the fires ravaging Alberta right now, about the families. And that perennial question: when you are told to flee, what do you take with you? What gets left behind, forsaken?
Beyond your people, beyond your pets, I mean, what do you reach for when you have to go - RIGHT NOW - and the future of your home hangs in the balance, unknown? Will you have a home to go back to...?
As questions go, this one is a fresh mosquito bite that in spite of yourself, even though you know better, you can't stop scratching.
There's no downplaying the mammoth role teachers play in our kids' lives. So how do you show gratitude to the person you entrust not only with your child's education, but with their wellbeing every single day?
The corporate world is a funny one. At a certain age, one by one female colleagues drop off to make babies. If you're a childfree professional who's "left picking up the slack," the idea of maternity leave can breed envy and resentment.
For 38 year-old Meghann Foye, watching coworkers enjoy a paid "break" seemed blatantly unfair and unjust.
Finding the perfect babysitter isn't easy. After all, you're charging another human (often one you don't know from Adam) with the job of caring for your impressionable babes while you aren't there. Terrifying.
No one wants to invite a potential axe murderer into their home, so how you can ensure that your sitter's worldview aligns with your own? The answer is, you can't. Aside from interviewing prospective sitters and checking references, you have to wing it and trust your gut.
So you've got a big presentation or a special date ahead of you, and you wake up with a big fat whitehead in the middle of your face. Of course. Because our bodies always pick the absolute worst times to betray us.
Beauty fads come and go, some kookier than others. Some of the best don't require you to buy expensive creams, but to simply reach deep into your pantry.