Compulsory Podcast Bonus Episode: Joel Watson

My conversation with Joel Watson from Episode 6 of Compulsory went about fifteen minutes longer than what’s included; this bonus episode is the remainder of our chat. We talked primarily about stay-at-home working parenting, and I enjoyed the conversation so...
Bath Fizzies: Fun for Kids and Grown-ups (with Recipe!)

Bath Fizzies: Fun for Kids and Grown-ups (with Recipe!)

Owen’s been home sick , poor guy, and yesterday morning, when he was feeling pretty alright instead of a flushed, exhausted mess, we made our favourite thing: bath fizzies. It’s such a fun and messy – but not too messy – thing to do, and the pay-off lasts...

Compulsory Podcast, Episode 6: Joel Watson

Joel Watson is a cartoonist who writes and draws a webcomic called HijiNKS Ensue, which he describes as “a semi-autobiographical comic about a lifelong geek and aspiring artist who turns his back on an unfulfilling but financially stable career in order to...

Quick Note About Editing

Happy Monday! (Or, if you’re me and your kid woke up briefly at 5AM and you couldn’t get back to sleep after, screw anyone who says happy Monday.) Just popping in quickly to mention that I’ve had some projects shift around, and so I have some...
#yearofmaking #2: Week 3

#yearofmaking #2: Week 3

Over the course of the third week of my second year of making, my days ranged from one extreme on the make-o-metre to the other. On one day I spent a couple of hours making soap; on the next I spent a few minutes cutting that soap. One day I made cookies with my kid....
Homemade Deodorant, Part I

Homemade Deodorant, Part I

It’s a slippery slope, you guys. Once I started making soap, eventually everything I put on my body seemed like a no-brainer to just make myself. I no longer buy soap, obviously, or shampoo, or lip balm. I’m getting there with lotion, too. For quite a...
#yearofmaking #2: Week 2

#yearofmaking #2: Week 2

I’ve spent this week pretty much hibernating in a vaguely introverted stint of recuperation after a month of houseguests. I didn’t think I was making very much, given that I’ve also been working and I read an entire YA trilogy, but after collecting...