Hi, I’m Fawn, reaching out to you across the blogosphere from Whitehorse, Yukon. I am wife to Michael, Mama to Jade and Halia, and (in my non mat-leave life) Business Analyst to the the Government of Yukon. Also servant to our lab/husky/heinz57 dog Nanuq, and our equally-pedigreed cat Crook.  And a pianist and a singer when I carve out the time.

I started blogging so that I could keep my far-flung family and friends in the loop about our lives up north.  Now it has grown into a way to connect with all sorts of people, sharing in the happy and not-so-happy moments of our lives.  It’s been a source of encouragement and support through miscarriage and dealing with our daughter’s epilepsy, thanks to all of you who visit!

In case you’re wondering, “Fawnahareo” is a mash-up of my first and middle names, the middle one being Anahareo.

I love comments, so please comment away! However, if you want to reach me directly, or to report problems with the blog, you can send me a message at my gmail-*dot*-com account. The first part of the address is fawnahareo. There, that should foil those webbots.

24 Responses to “About”

  1. Diane March 3, 2008 at 5:24 pm #

    Hi Fawn:

    I just read one of your posts from a couple of years ago about how you became scent sensitive during your pregnancy (and after some renovation work on your building) and wondered if you’d be willing to chat with me.

    I’m a journalist working on a story for an online news site about scent sensitive people. It’s more of a fun behavior piece, looking at do’s and dont’s for relaying sensitivities to coworkers, etc. than, say, a straight health piece. I thought your story was a good example of how to successfully tell others about sensitivities. (As you probably know, some people can be a little heavy-handed in their requests — distributing 6-page single-spaced memos delineating all the products people have to forego before coming to work, yelling at strangers who wear perfume, etc.).

    Anyway, if you’re interested, I’ll be happy to share info about the news site and provide links to my previous work, etc. This would be a 15-20 phone call, at your convenience.



  2. hmcahyo March 26, 2008 at 10:05 pm #

    i’m lost and find this place here 🙂

    i’m indonesian blogger

    the scenery of this blog’s header is beautiful

    will yuo drop to my blog?


  3. elvis April 11, 2008 at 7:52 am #

    I am not disappointed stopping over at your blog. I am expecting more posts. Please do visit mine and remember to do for me what you love.
    I’d like to know more about your country. Guess you are from Indonesia. Here in Nigeria, we import lots of manufactured goods fron your country. In the media I hear about fighting between the government and the separetist group (what’s the name again) and also about frequent earthquakes, tsunamies etc. How is your educational system? Thanks.

  4. maleesha May 23, 2008 at 7:21 pm #

    I’m so glad I found your blog! I look forward to reading about Life in the Yukon. I am a mommy in Montana and I have always wanted to visit the Yukon.

  5. Tanalei June 27, 2008 at 8:42 am #

    I’m glad I ran across your blog. I you to my blogroll because I love your writing style and I would love to hear more about Life in the Yukon! Keep up the good work!

  6. Woody August 7, 2008 at 2:17 am #

    Dear Fawn,

    You have a very nicely done banner with a scenic background, where is the place ?


  7. fawnahareo August 11, 2008 at 8:15 pm #

    Hi Woody, and thanks! The background shows Jackson Lake here in the Yukon in northern Canada.

    • Vivian Lee December 4, 2009 at 2:02 am #


  8. Claudia September 25, 2008 at 9:37 am #

    Hey Fawn, hab grad in deinem Blog gelesen… zuerst den Liedtext für Jade… da ging mein Puls echt schneller. Hatte ja keine Ahnung WAS passiert ist. Epilepsie… puh. Das ist echt hart. Hey … can I do anything for you being so far away? Feel hugged, ok? How is the baby? Greetings to Michael!Love, Claudi

  9. woodyooi October 17, 2008 at 10:42 pm #

    I am back again, thanks for the info. I used to go to school in Ireland, there is a place by the name Glendalough, really scenic and nice. That view just reminded me of that place, except it was surrounded by two mountain sides. The lake looked just like mirror.

    It’s just breathtaking!!

    By the way, I added a link to your blog.


  10. midave October 22, 2008 at 2:04 am #

    I’m very happy found your blog.
    Looking forward to reading about Yukon. 🙂

  11. scentfreesavvy November 19, 2008 at 11:14 am #

    Do you know the link to the article that Diane wrote about fragrance sensitivities? My blog is directed to this challenge http://scentfreesavvy.wordpress.com and I like to read her article. Thanks.

  12. Ashlee Campbell July 7, 2009 at 9:28 am #

    Hi Fawn,

    I am doing a story on the best places in Canada to see Fall colours. The internet is not yielding good info about beautiful autumn spots and routes in the Yukon. Do you know any or have a secret spot you wouldn’t mind sharing?


    Ashlee Campbell

  13. Meandering Michael July 7, 2009 at 10:34 am #

    Hi Ashlee, just about anywhere in the Yukon in the autumn is phenomenal (including right out our doorstep), but the Tombstone Mountains are the place to go to see life-changing, mind-blowing fall colours and stunning mountain scenery.



  14. Erin July 13, 2009 at 11:25 pm #

    Hi Fawn!

    I am glad your husband linked your page to his, because as I was reading his post about it raining fire – that graphic was hilarious – I saw you!

    And you both have a great writing style – which helps, since I like to read blogs, among other things!

    Your girls are gorgeous, and I am glad that you and Michael are able to work with Jade’s doctors and that the keto diet is working for her. I have worked with a girl who had seizures – I forget which kind – but she took medication to manage hers (she was 12, 13 when I worked with her).

    Anyway, I am going to poke around here a bit more… but then I am going to sleep!! (it is 3:20, Ottawa time)

    Oh yes… I went to high school for several years back when your husband (and myself) were on the nerdy side. He used to amaze us all at school with his “devil sticks”…oh that Mike!

    Glad to “meet” you, and if you want to know me, I’m on facebook.

    Take care, I look forward to reading!


  15. Ainsley May 2, 2010 at 2:17 pm #

    Hello Fawn!

    I just wanted to pop by and say HI as it’s not often I run across other blogging Moms who have lived in Liard!! We’ve been here for 2 years now, and I seem to remember reading your blog when we heard we were moving North. Nice to find you again.

    Take care,

  16. Ryan McMahon May 5, 2010 at 7:18 am #

    Hi Fawn!

    I wanted to stop by and say hello and THANK YOU for your thoughtful comments on my blog and for taking the time to keep up with what’s happening in my silly little world.

    I hope all is well with you and that you’re enjoying the beauty up North. I was there last year with APTN on National Aboriginal Day and I have to say that if I had to move anywhere – The North would be my first choice.

    Travel safe!

  17. Sarah July 1, 2010 at 3:00 pm #

    Hi. You don’t know me, but I just wanted to let you know that I read an old comment from you on another blog that changed my life. The tip about using a stitch ripper to clean off the axle in a vacuum? Oh my god, thank you so much. I feel like when I learned about the tabs that hold the saran wrap roll in.


  18. Heather October 29, 2010 at 12:54 pm #

    Hi Fawn,

    I’m really enjoying reading your blog. I will be graduating my B.Mus degree at the University of Ottawa this spring, and I am planning to move to Whitehorse next year to take some courses at Yukon college. I have really enjoyed your references to the musical life in Whitehorse! And hearing about your family. It is so nice to put some real life stories to this far away place I will be moving to next September.

    All the best to you and your family

    Heather ♫

  19. Eric Hegsted November 18, 2010 at 1:28 pm #

    Hi Fawn,
    Thought you might be interested in this article from NY Times:

  20. carrie December 11, 2010 at 5:37 am #

    Hi Fawn,
    I was very excited to find your blog. My husband works for the governement and there is talk that we are going to the NWT or the Yukon.
    I am a mother of four and am very nervous about this.
    I, myself, grew up in Northern Canada. However, my children are asthmatic and I really don’t think I could live in a “fly in” community.
    Would love to swap emails with you… in your spare time.. aahahaha… Mother of four joke.


  21. Miss Mojon December 21, 2011 at 12:21 am #

    Hello Fawn!

    Happy to found another wordpress blogger I can relate to – I use it to, but not many people do where I come from…

    I would like to follow you, I know it might be tricky to follow mine since it is in German – but maybe you encourage me to finally start to blog in English 😉

    Ah – how I found your blog, I just wanted to check out apartements and rooms in Whitehorse – I am currently trying to find employment there … so if you are a Whithorse local, you might wish to publish a “this girl is in need” post 🙂

    Have a great day

  22. Chris Thayer July 8, 2014 at 6:55 pm #

    Hi, I found your blog while trying to find out Babywearing groups in Whitehorse for my wife. We will be moving here from Ottawa, where babywearing is pretty big, with a big following, and which my wife is big into. What is it like here, is there meet up groups, is it popular, my wife would like to meet up with like minded mommies, thanks a lot.

  23. Yukon March 23, 2016 at 3:21 am #

    Hi Fawn, I traveled through the Yukon in 1990 and thoroughly reading about the place after all these years!

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