Robin Farr is a writer, wife, communications professional, speaker and mom. She experienced undiagnosed postpartum depression after her son was born in 2008 and started her blog, Farewell, Stranger as a way of writing herself out of it. In doing so she discovered strength in brutal honesty and the power of community.
I grew up on the west coast, and my memories of fishing involve a boat in the middle of the ocean. Now that we live in Alberta, our kids are being introduced to fishing in a very different way, (lakes are a different kettle ...Read More
Since returning from a weekend trip with my family, I can confirm that travelling with kids can be less a vacation and more a chore trip. We had a few things go sideways, mostly related to planned (and then abandoned) activities, but luckily packing ...Read More
New York City to me is claustrophobically narrow sidewalks and tall buildings, the sensory overload of hundreds of people and honking taxis, and the chaos of crowds and not quite knowing if I was going to end up where I wanted to be. As I expected, ...Read More
I went a little crazy recently and decided it would be fun to go to Ireland. For three days. While some friends and co-workers thought I was nuts, I’m sure it says something that my family encouraged me. So I went. And you know what? ...Read More
Just a couple of weeks ago our world was mostly white thanks to a very early snowstorm. I was looking forward to the snow melting, not only because that much snow in September is ridiculous, but because I wanted to take my kids on a ...Read More
My mom is the queen of scavenger hunts. Every Easter when we were kids, she would write short poems as clues, each one leading to the next until we finally found the loot. We had to figure out the reference before we figured out ...Read More
I started running on a whim in 2005. I figured I’d challenge myself to a 10K and then pat myself on the back and be done with it. But I sort of got hooked on running and ended up doing several 10Ks, a bunch of ...Read More
We’re big fans of picnics, whether impromptu or a yearly tradition. We started picnicking years before we had children, and have only increased in scope (and complexity, admittedly) in the years since. Our favourite for years was Symphony Splash in Victoria. We set up ...Read More
On July 1, 2008, when my first child was two weeks old, we hiked with my parents up to the top of the hill behind our house to watch the Canada Day fireworks over downtown. It seemed like the perfect way to celebrate – ...Read More
By Robin Farr It’s winter, and some mornings a cozy bed is the perfect sanctuary. But for those suffering from depression, a bed is less of a retreat and more of a prison. Depression by the Numbers I know, because I’ve been there, and ...Read More
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