Things that make me homesick for Canada

That it has a Movies for Mommies group active in four different provinces.

That it promotes and supports the kind of culture that produced this remarkable 13-year-old video blogger from Vancouver. I wish I could have watched and listened to her when I was 13.

That it’s the kind of place where a district school board (Toronto’s) can run a “playgroup for gender independent children” (referred to here).

And that it’s a world leader in feminist motherhood scholarship (bet you didn’t know that was even a field of academia, did you?).