Annie & Wally

Welcome, Wally Love!


  Wally is here! On March 17th, 2016 at 7:59, we welcomed Wallace Gage Fredrick Love into this beautiful world. He was born at 8 lbs 5 oz at the Toronto Birth Centre, into the capable hands of our midwife Erin Beckett. By 2pm my house was full of family raising Harp’s (they ran out of Guiness) in celebration of…   …read the rest.

International Women’s Day


  I walked into my kid’s school this morning, and Whitney Houston was singing “I’m Every Woman” over the intercom. It made me beam – one of those joyful “aha!” moments where you hope that things are truly changing. Annabelle didn’t hear the message in the lyrics, but she felt the music and danced all the way to her nursery…   …read the rest.

GLs at the Park Theatre, Winnipeg

Last Tour Pre-Baby: Part 2


I’ve just come off the road from my last tour before Baby Two arrives in March. Well, hopefully March – each time I turn around, there’s another mother telling me a story of how unprepared she was when her baby arrived weeks early. Fingers crossed this one is born near its’ due date. I have a crapload of things I’d…   …read the rest.

Last Tour Pre-Baby: Part 1


  We’re on the road for our last tour before baby two arrives. And Sue’s first. Yes, you heard me!!! Sue’s having her first baby in early March and she’s due only 10 days before me! Talk about band planning! This morning Sue and I travelled to YYZ together in a rental car. We dropped it off at the airport…   …read the rest.

NYE 2015


  Let me paint you a picture: my family is curled up on the couch watching a kids’ show. Christmas decorations are strewn about the house. There’s a pile of laundry waiting to be folded (and getting more wrinkly by the moment.) And the sink is stacked with dishes from last night’s merriment with friends. I’m happy and I feel…   …read the rest.

Baby and Me, Backstage in Vernon BC

Baby Two, Coming Soon!


  Cat’s out of the bag: Baby Brooks-Love #2 is coming mid-March 2016. Let’s just say I’m excited, and apprehensive, and eager and not eager at all. Here’s a little photo of where I am at currently: There’s a lot to say about all this and how it will change my touring life, well, everything about my life for that…   …read the rest.

Getting a sunburn in Carlsbad, CA

Living in the Moment; Benefits of Flying Solo


  We’re on tour this month in California, British Columbia and Washington State. After some hemming and hawing, Colin and I decided it would be best for Annie to stay at home. There were many factors that contributed to that decision, but basically it came down to finances. With all the flights on these tours, I’d be in the red…   …read the rest.

Terror and Hope


  Attacks on Paris, Beirut and Baghdad took place over the weekend – horrors I cannot understand or imagine. What I feel is a mixture of empathy and helplessness. These are the same feelings I have been having watching Syrian refugees try to reach safer shores, fleeing violence and longing for a better life for the little babies in their…   …read the rest.

New York Times Motherlode Interview


  I was recently interviewed by KJ Dell’Antonia for the New York Times Motherlode Blog. I was featured in a series called “How I Do it” – which tells stories from the vantage of parents who are juggling a variety of life/work situations. I highly recommend checking it out! You can check out the feature HERE. As a side note,…   …read the rest.

Gulp! Annie's Nursery School Cubby

Back to School


  I’m sitting in my sunny kitchen. It’s 8:30 am and we’ve been chilling out since we woke when Colin left for work about 30 minutes ago. It’s quiet, and it’s lovely, and I am not in a rush to get anywhere. Coffee’s on, breakfast is toasting and the smell of fall is wafting through open windows. I love this…   …read the rest.

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