Musings

Boundless

painting by Alyssa Monk

 

There aren’t any rules for this place. It’s a footless, toothless sort of limbo.

Every day is a bizarre paradox where I feel myself shrinking and growing in equal measure.

I always wondered, before, what it took for two people to get here. Now I know. And more than that, I am becoming intimately acquainted with how it feels. Inside and out. Every sharp corner, rusty edge, and silver lining.

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Eco-Friendly Living, Recipes

3-ingredient homemade body lotion

 

3-ingredient homemade body lotion - SweetMadeleine.ca

I’ve had a few people request this recipe over the past few weeks, and I’ll be talking about it on my upcoming Pure Green Magazine podcast, so I thought I’d publish it again here where people can find it!

It’s dead-simple, natural, and an absolutely delicious replacement for store-bought lotions. My skin has never felt smoother, and it uses just three ingredients! So, let’s cut the jibber-jabber and get down to business.

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Motherhood, Olive

All. By. My. SELF.

All.By.My.SELF. - SweetMadeleine.ca

I have been the mother of a two-year-old for almost six months now and let me tell you, the stories people tell you? True. All true.

I mean, it’s a bit of a dick move to describe a child as “terrible”, so I won’t, but raising a two-year-old has definitely presented some very unique challenges – and delights! Plenty of delights, don’t you worry! It’s been a while since I did an update post like this, so I figured it was time.

We will dive into the challenges first, because I am fabulous at complaining.

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Feminism/Gender, Humour

Nice try, Monday

I just fixed my own furnace while simultaneously making breakfast for a screaming toddler and finishing up an article before deadline.

Now I am strutting around like: