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    Meet Vanessa Norris!

    Hi everyone! Kyla here…I’m happy to welcome a new contributor to the Peaks & Harbours team, my dear friend Vanessa Norris. Vanessa is an amazing mom to two girls, a kick-ass high school Science teacher and passionate environmentalist. So without further ado, please welcome Vanessa!


    What does it mean to spend a year at home with a baby and toddler?

    I have finally accepted that I am clinging on to the last few threads of my second maternity leave with white knuckles and a raw heart.

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  • “Where are all the women?” my daughter asked.

    My daughter, Finn, came home last week announcing her frustration with a historical research assignment her class had been given. It was on exploration to North America, and students could choose…

  • The Unlikable Woman.

    Last night, when I should have been sleeping, I was catching up on Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist – in particular her chapter “Not here to make friends.” The chapter title comes…

  • The time for feminism (is now)

    Friends, misogyny has got me down (that, and the stomach flu). The political events of the last couple weeks have made me realize that there is still so. much. work. for…

  • A new identity

    So I spent the weekend updating my identity. My online identity that is. In addition to updating all my social media channels (except LinkedIn, because it doesn’t make sense to me)…

  • A (Triumphant) Return

    Today we saved a dark-eyed junco from (un)certain death. For those of you not familiar with this breed of bird, it’s like a small grey sparrow, commonly found eating seeds on…

  • Stop feeling guilty about ‘wasting time’

    Hello Peaks & Harbours readers! Go gently on this first-time bloggess (bloggeuse? bloggetrix?). A few months ago, Kyla wrote about our book club, and I want to carry on with the…