By: Emma Johnston The other day while I was putting away our groceries I opened the fridge and was met with a half full bottle of mustard falling out on top of me. I picked up the offending bottle and after glaring at the label for a good minute trying […]

Eleven Mustards

By: Emma Johnston When I was in my early teens I was given the same advice on multiple occasions “don’t worry too much about your friends, your friends from childhood never stay.” “you’ll meet all your best friends in University.” ”No-one stays in contact with the people they grew up […]

An Ode to Friends

By: Emma Johnston The other day as I was out with my family pottering in my yard I saw a father and daughter team working in theirs. I watched them dig in the gardens together, mulching, weeding, pulling out overgrown bushes and replacing them with fresh more manageable growth. For […]

Happy Father’s Day!

The other day our family was driving home from a few days away when we saw a sign on the highway for one of our favourite cheese producers. My husband pointed it out and our entire van load unanimously agreed to the slight detour. For the next hour we all […]

Dripping with Class

Fifteen years ago I moved to Waterloo with my new husband. I was in university at the time and being a newly wed and a young student, I needed to make some money. I got a job at one of the markets in St. Jacobs, working Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday […]

Harvest Table Blues!

Recently I spent a few hours in a hospital waiting room. I came prepared, knowing it would be a bit of time sitting, I had my book and a note pad and my phone. I arrived and contentedly settled down for a morning of waiting. I’d barely been sitting for […]

Waiting Room Love

By: Emma Johnston On Saturday morning I woke up around 7:00am to the incessant sound of spring time birds. For whatever reason, the nattery chit chat of at least 5 different birds could be distinguished through my bedroom window. I sat there in bed, staring out the window at the […]

Spring’s Advocate

By: Emma Johnston “I Should have stayed home” – I wailed to my husband last Thursday night as I flopped onto the couch, a generously poured glass of wine in my hand. On Thursdays I take my kids swimming. They have swimming lessons once a week, but they don’t find […]

I Should have Stayed Home!

By: Emma Johnston I’ve seen a quote splattered throughout social media and on signs and posters everywhere that says something to the effect of “Love yourself first, then others will love you too” and though I am a very significant advocate for self esteem, recognizing your own worth and not […]

No Matter How you Feel

This past week my children have been pushing my limits. Normally, when they push my limits, this means they’ve worn me down until I’m at the very brink of sanity, but this week they’ve been pushing me a little differently. For the past few weeks I’ve been part of a […]

The Push

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