The quiet one


When I was a kid in elementary school I never spoke up or offered my own opinions. I was the girl who always agreed with the popular kids to avoid any drama. In the early years of high school I rarely said anything at all – I was quietly trying to figure out who I […]

September 29, 2009

Canadiana, Issues

I hate Michael Ignatieff with a passion that is rare for me. Generally I understand that people have different viewpoints and politicians have a lot of tapdancing to do, but Iggy just drives me completely up the wall. It’s the arrogance. I get the feeling that he only chose the Liberal Party over the Conservatives […]

September 29, 2009

Getting Baby’ed

Parenting, Personal

We’ve had multiple ultrasounds and seen her move around; We heard her heartbeat a few times; I feel her kicking me and moving around daily. For months I’ve been pregnant. Now I even look pregnant. I’m tired and out of breath, a common cold knocks me off my feet for days, I wake up in […]

September 23, 2009

A million tweets to remember

Issues, Personal

I don’t get involved in many of these social media campaigns – Facebook activism as it’s often called, in which you join a group calling for an end to some atrocity or a ban on something and you’re done. I’d rather work on real things, behind the scenes, speak up when I feel the need, […]

September 22, 2009

Dear Baby,

Parenting, Personal

Right now you are 13 weeks and 6 days away from being born according to the handy-dandy calculator I found online. (Of course, I expect that you will be a little late, that’s fine – Joe thinks you have a chance at being the New Year’s Baby, but we’ll see about that). I am both […]

September 16, 2009

I was just sitting in class…

Issues, Personal

Today is September 11, 8 years later. I remember everything about that day and I’m writing it down so I will remember, I’m writing it down because someday my little girl will ask me where I was and what I did that day. In September 2001 I was just starting my first semester of college. […]

September 11, 2009

The kindness of strangers

Parenting, Personal, Women's Issues

I have been fascinated to learn how differently one is treated when one is clearly pregnant. I have coworkers who are always asking me how I’m doing, how’s my health, is everything okay, how am I feeling. Which is nice, though a bit odd at times. Today I was even told that I look gorgeous […]

September 10, 2009

Twitter justice now!


This morning my husband and I awoke to find that we’ve both had our accounts on Twitter suspended. I have no idea why this has happened to me, and certainly no idea why it would happen to both of us at exactly the same time (we have figured out that the accounts were suspended as […]

September 9, 2009



A lot of the blogs I read talk about women’s issues and a lot of them have spent some time lately focusing on the some of the new TV shows coming out that have a focus on fat. Specifically fat ladies. I have read a lot about Drop Dead Diva and More to Love, though […]

September 7, 2009

Books I want my daughter to read


Now that I know I’m having a little girl (or will likely be having a little girl), I’m starting to think about the things I’ve lived through and everything that’s changed since I was a kid (and everything that hasn’t). I’m already thinking about the music we’re going to play for her and the things […]

September 2, 2009