This is louise's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following louise's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
louise
canada
mother-of-four, wife, friend, daughter, sister, writer, and eternal optimist
Interests: raising kids, reading, writing, cooking (not baking), DVD box sets, playing songs on repeat, laughing til my face hurts
Recent Activity
Image
Dear Daughter, Happy 13th birthday, my girl. There are so many letters of advice I could write as you head into this new phase of life, because you're ready and wise enough to hear it. But there are some things I don't want to tell you. There are some things... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at late night plays
Woot, woot. Go for it!
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2015 on OH, CANADA at late night plays
Thank you for your comments, Heather. This piece seems to have resonated with many of my readers and fellow parents of spirited children xo
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2015 on SPIRITED CHILD at late night plays
Great - glad to hear it, Michelle!
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2015 on OH, CANADA at late night plays
Last March break it was him, this March break it was me. I think the germs can sometimes catch up when you slow down. He is an excellent partner in every respect, its nice to be able to give him some acknowledgement. xo
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2015 on HE MEANT WHAT HE SAID at late night plays
Image
{Photo credit: True North Trappings} I'm married to a boy scout. And I don't mean that in a what a swell guy kind of way (though he certainly is), but in a literal way. He is fourth generation Canadian on his mom's side, and he grew up in small town... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at late night plays
Image
He has a very unnerving way of upholding his vows. I mean, I think I do the best I can on my end, but he is sort of unwavering. Last year, on March break, he got sick. And I got irritated. This March break, I got sick. Right after a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at late night plays
What a sweet boy, eh?
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2015 on FRIENDS at late night plays
Image
Our 10-year-old son—the shyest of our lot—started at a brand new school this year. It was the best decision for him academically, but it was a move that was not without its risks. For someone who struggles as much as he does with finding his place, it meant leaving behind... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at late night plays
Image
The first day of school is such an emotional milestone for kids as well as for parents who open their hand to let go of their child's and then raise it in a wave until we see his backpack climb onto the school bus or walk through the doors of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at late night plays
L O U I S E G L E E S O N Writer | Blogger blog: latenightplays.com IG and Twitter: @louisegleeson facebook.com/louisegleesonfreelance 905.330.1116 Oh my goodness, thank you thank you thank you. These comments mean so much to me. I am so grateful that our journey ended well, and now that it has I am grateful for the journey itself xo
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2015 on SHE'S OKAY at late night plays
I cried writing it, too xo
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2015 on SHE'S OKAY at late night plays
Thank you, as always, for your kind and generous words xo
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2015 on SHE'S OKAY at late night plays
I didnt tell the story before she was born, because I didnt want to tempt fate. And after she arrived safely, I think I thought it was all behind me and there was no need to dwell. But it changes you forever to be that afraid for your child. xo
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2015 on SHE'S OKAY at late night plays
Me too. Thanks for reading xo
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2015 on SHE'S OKAY at late night plays
L O U I S E G L E E S O N Writer | Blogger Your baby is amazing (and so are you!) xo
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2015 on SHE'S OKAY at late night plays
Image
Because it's hard to get an appointment with a specialist and harder still to find a babysitter for the pocket of time right after school, the two of us ended up in a waiting room for a check up with my thyroid doctor. When you see a specialist in our... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at late night plays
15
Oh Katja, that means the world. Thank you xo
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2015 on UNCHAINED LOVE at late night plays
Image
I think this is establishing itself as a decade of nostalgia. More often, I'm going back to the moments that pushed me down or lifted me up; sometimes I'm able to see they did both. I'm sure it's because I'm in that phase of parenting when sharing some of those... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2015 at late night plays
Image
As soon as the last shiny Christmas bauble comes down and gets packed away, I feel a familiar dullness start to creep in. It's nothing I can't handle or push aside enough to get through the day and do the things I need to, but it unsettles me enough that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at late night plays
54
Image
Fifteen years is a marital milestone, isn't it? And I feel like this day (and you) deserve the most exquisite love letter. But the holidays can really take you down when you have four young kids. And more than anything, I want to crawl between the flannel sheets I gave... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2014 at late night plays
Image
A couple of months ago, I received an email alert from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra about their Young People's Concerts. And I let myself think about our schedule around the time of their Christmas show (frightening), and I went online and bought a pair of tickets anyway. I have a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at late night plays
That excitement is contagious isnt it, Lori? I love it.
Toggle Commented Dec 4, 2014 on ABOUT THAT ELF at late night plays
There's still time to take a grown up trip with them. Do it Neers. You'll be so glad.
Thank you, Rea xo