Shaken


Parenting, Personal

Yesterday afternoon we had an accident here at the house that has kicked the confidence I was feeling down a few pegs and shook me up a bit. I was sitting on the couch with my feet up and the baby lying in my lap, drifting off to sleep. Joe was arriving home from work […]

March 23, 2010

Staples


Personal

I’m thinking a lot about my wardrobe – what I wear now, what I want to be able to wear and what I want to have in my closet when I get ready to go back to work. For years I have avoided making major changes in my wardrobe because I’ve been comfortable, and I’ve […]

March 22, 2010

Happy


Parenting, Personal

There is a picture I took with my webcam early in baby’s life. I was trying to take a cute picture of her sleeping against my chest, but when I look at this picture I see a lot more: I look at myself in this photo and I see sadness. I see the hard I […]

March 19, 2010

I am woman…


Issues, Personal

This morning I was fascinated to learn that because I am a woman, I’m not interested in blogging. So says a Globe and Mail columnist that clearly failed to do her research and has also never heard of mommybloggers. She compares blogs to peeing contests and says that women don’t blog because they are more […]

March 18, 2010

Building my own baby book


Parenting

Shortly after I found out that I was pregnant I started a journal in which I would write to the baby, telling it all the things I was experiencing – good and bad. Since she was born I have kept up this journal, writing her birth story and about important events that have been happening […]

March 15, 2010

Fourth Generation


Parenting, Personal

When I found out I was pregnant almost a year ago I was hoping to have a boy, not because of some gender preference, but because if we had a boy we were going to name him, in part, after my grandfather. My grandfather is one of my greatest influences and one of the most […]

March 15, 2010

Clearly, I’ve lost my mind


Personal

About a week ago I sent an email to enroll myself in something, then I was asked to confirm, and last night I was asked to confirm again and provided with an actual day and time. Last night I replied to an email with the subject line ‘Fresh Meat’ In about a month I will […]

March 12, 2010

Becoming a teacher


Parenting

All my life I flip-flopped about wanting to become a mother and one of the things that was always holding me back was the idea of having to teach someone how to walk and read and talk and all the other things kids are supposed to know before you send them out into the world. […]

March 11, 2010

Many changes in motherhood


Parenting, Personal

My baby is sick. Two days ago I had a very bad stomach flu and today my husband is stuck in bed and my baby daughter can’t keep any of her formula down. She woke me up at three o’clock this morning and she’s thrown up four times since then. I’ve spoken to two nurses […]

March 9, 2010

Dear Kansas City Star-Telegram: Suck it.


Canadiana

Earlier tonight I read an article that @KevinGaudet posted on Twitter. Still coming down from the Olympic high, this article made me very, very angry. Canada came out on top this Olympics. After a tragic start, and criticism from all sides, Vancouver came back with a vengeance and most people seem to agree that the […]

March 1, 2010