This is the virtual home of Astra Groskaufmanis,

author of Offside by a Mile – Confessions of a Hockey Mom.


Astra Groskaufmanis’s upbeat, affectionate tone finds all the sweet moments at the very heart of Canadian life, creating a perfect portrait of her life as a mom. Whether she’s talking about poutine and Beaver Tails, polite standoffs at Tim’s, or interesting news items from the CBC, Astra is sure to be sharing a story with an “we’ve all been there” quality. There’s something about life in Canada that runs a common thread through our lives, and Astra can always put her finger right on the funny bone of what it means to be a part of this great country.

And Astra knows hockey (well – sort of – just don’t ask her what that whistle was for!)! As a long time hockey mom, she’s spent countless early-morning hours in cold arenas, nursing lukewarm coffee and inhaling zamboni fumes, and she’s captured all the bitter glory in her new book, “Offside by a Mile – Confessions of a Hockey Mom” and on her blog, The Dustbunny Chronicles. With three kids that hit the rink on a regular basis, there’s plenty of fun and funny stories to tell. Sometimes, she even remembers the score of the game if her husband asks her.

If that’s not enough and you’d like to know a little more about her click here!

You might be interested in knowing a bit more about the work she’s published, or to buy her recently published book, “Offside by a Mile – Confessions of a Hockey Mom”, please click here!

Grab a coffee (or something stronger!), put your feet up and read her blog, The Dustbunny Chronicles!

Click here for news and events going on in Astra’s life (not the hockey schedule, don’t worry!).

If you’d like to get in touch with Astra, you can reach her here.