Am I abandoning Ella?

In preparation for my upcoming trip away and then my return to work, we started transitioning the girls with their babysitter so that when I do fly the coop, the girls won’t completely freak out. Except, it’s not exactly going as planned. Today, with Ella sitting on her lap and me right across from her, […]

All maternity leaves are not created equal

As someone who used to live in Chicago, I have often thought about what it would be like if I had had my girls in America, instead of Canada. For one thing, I’d be broke. Unless I had killer health insurance, my three week semi-private stay and the weekly doctor visits, ultrasounds, and specialist’s appointments […]