Happy Canadian Thanksgiving, everyone! I'm sending you all the warmest and most heartfelt of wishes on this beautiful autumn day in Gatineau. Although I don't usually go big here on Thanksgiving, keeping things simple and small with just our little gang of four, I do make sure we take the time to think about and … Continue reading Adverbs: Why You Need These Delightfully Descriptive Words In Your Life (#AuthorToolboxBlogHop)
It's been said that the benefits of becoming a writer who doesn't read is that all your ideas are new and original; that everything you write is an extension of yourself rather than a mixture of you and other authors. No offense to whoever said that, but it is utter piffle. Piffle: A word I … Continue reading On Writing: 5 Reasons Why Readers Make Better Writers (#IWSG)
I'm always in awe when I finish reading a good book. Even more so when it's a debut novel written by a brand new author. It's not just because their characters have managed to enchant me, or because the writer has reduced me to tears at some point throughout the book, or because their novel … Continue reading Quality vs. Quantity Writing: Why I Refuse to Rush My Novel (#AuthorToolBoxBlogHop)
Two Adults. Two Kids. 23 Days. Four Australian Cities. G'day, mates! As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, Announcing: 2019 Vacation Down Undah, Australia holds a very special place in my heart. My hubby and I honeymooned (partly) in Sydney back in 2012. Although we only stayed there for five days, we made some … Continue reading Three Weeks In The Land Down Undah
There's no denying that I'm a pretty huge Harry Potter fan. I make no secret of it. I've read the series three times. I've seen the movies about three hundred times. We play the Harry Potter edition of Trivial Pursuit on a regular basis and whenever my mom comes to Gatineau for a visit, we … Continue reading Harry Potter themed Birthday Party — Let the match begin!
It has happened. We officially have a TEENAGER dwelling here in the Kirady household. This day has been looming over us since the day I gave birth to a girl. "She's cute now," they all said. "But just wait until she becomes a teenager!" These words were always followed by a derisive laugh. A mocking … Continue reading Australia Themed Birthday Party
Well, this is what it's come to. The fact that I even feel the need to write this post is so far beyond anything I ever thought I'd have to do. Call me naive. Call me ignorant. Call me silly. But I truly thought we had reached a point in Canadian and American humanity where … Continue reading Dear People…Keep your noses out of my uterus! Love, Every Woman Ever.
How we got to see the best of Ireland in 11 days As you might have read in my Saint Patrick's Day post, my bestie Jen and I took a girls trip to Ireland this spring. That's right! Eleven days. No kids. No men. Just me, my best friend, a suitcase, and that was the … Continue reading Ireland 2019 – Girls Trip!!
Celebrating in style with Guinness Beef Stew Kiss me, I'm Irish! Well, okay, not really. Unless one of those spit-test ancestry DNA kits tells me otherwise, I'm fairly sure I don't have much, if any Irish blood in me. But today, that doesn't matter. This Saint Paddy's Day, more so than all the others I've … Continue reading Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh! (BAN-ukh-tee nuh FAY-leh PAH-drig ur-iv)
It's official! The Kirady family is headed to Australia!