Who is this chick, anyway?

Hi! Welcome to PicklesINK!

she/her. parent, spouse, crocheter, cross-stitcher, Trekkie, feminist, parenting commentator, and obsessive reader of children’s books.

This is me:

Moustache pic

“I’d love to stay but I really really really
have a moustache.” – Molly

I’m the sometimes wacky, usually exhausted, always entertained mother of two nutty kids, Ben and Molly, and wife of one wonderful husband, Ian.

Team Pickles

All together we make up Team Pickles!

Having studied child development and social work in university, I went into parenthood with my eyes wide open and a self-satisfied smirk on my face and very quickly discovered that I knew absolutely nothing of any value when it came to my very real kids.

I also discovered that feminist rants are kind of my thing and that sometimes people like to pay me for my talking.

Where can you find me?

Discussing parenting issues on CBC Radio, like preparing your child with a Plan B in case of emergency and why people think boy and girl nipples are somehow different.

Blogging on Huffington Post about everything from banning Halloween to the sexualization of children.

Contributor to Acts of Kindness: Inspirational Stories for Everyday Life.

Talking about school lunches in Today’s Parent Magazine.

Contributor to Whiteboard Wednesday on Ironic Mom.

Oh, and I make stuff out of yarn at Loveable Stitches.


Join me on my journey as Ben and Molly teach me what it actually means to be a parent!

~ karyn


5 thoughts on “Who is this chick, anyway?

  1. Loved your how-to-make-palm-crosses post. African Palms USA sells palms already woven into a cross! We are a ministry of St. John’s Church, Olney, Maryland. The crosses are made in Tanzania and we give the proceeds back to African communities in the form of humanitarian aid grants. Check us out for next year!

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