Eat Dessert First is for my love of food and sharing my favorites with you.

Hi, I’m Lillie. Previously a magazine editor, I became a full-time mother and freelance writer in 2017. I spend most of my time with my kids and husband over at The Brown Bear Family.

Some Up: May 24th – 30th

This has been an especially difficult week for indigenous people in Canada. As a settler person, I understand that I will never fully understand the generational trauma of residential schools. I will listen to survivors and their families with an open heart and a willingness to learn whenever I am given the opportunity. Article: First […]

Some Up: May 17th – 23rd

Article: UK plastics sent for recycling in Turkey dumped and burned, Greenpeace finds (The Guardian) Plastics aren’t sustainable. Most plastics aren’t recyclable, no matter what we are told. This excellent episode gives a good insight into how badly recycling plastic doesn’t work. Longform Podcast: Unascertained (TVO) When the iOS update crashed my podcast library, this […]

Some up: May 10th- 16th

Article: For too many girls, teenage years are a time of unwanted attention from older men (The Guardian) When this article was posted, I was tempted to read it, throw my hands up in frustration and move on. But I feel like this is so important because it never stops. My one friend and I […]

Some Up: May 3rd- 9th

This week, we are hearing terrible stories and seeing horrifying images out of both Columbia and Palestine. I want to acknowledge that these are both occurring, but also acknowledge that my own limited understanding and lack of time to learn more has left me in a place where I am not confident recommending solid resources. […]


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