Less than a person

Issues, Parenting, Personal

Early on in my daughters life we took her to Parliament Hill and walked her around showing her the beauty and the history and some of the things I love about my home town. One of the things we did was to go and see the Famous Five. These women who went all the way […]

April 30, 2010


Issues, Parenting, Personal

I’ve written here before about how important I feel sex education is for children. I believe that it should come from the home and the schools. I believe that children should be allowed to ask questions and learn to feel comfortable with their bodies. I believe that you can’t teach children about inappropriate touching properly […]

April 23, 2010

Amy’s Food Revolution (with apologies)

Parenting, Personal

So I’ve made a lot of big plans recently about getting more exercise and cooking at home more and cutting out the crap – basically I’ve been talking big. As I sit down today I realize that I’ve been doing really well without even really noticing. It seems I’ve suddenly reached a place in my […]

April 19, 2010

Roller Girls


Last night I took hold of my fear and went out for roller derby. It was hard. Really hard. First of all, here I was, by myself in a group full of women I’d never met before facing a complete unknown of getting on roller skates and throwing myself across a gym floor. I’m not […]

April 17, 2010

RIP Dixie

Issues, Personal

I am well aware that I had an unusual childhood, I did spend a lot of time doing ‘kid’ things, riding my bike and playing with friends and imagining things. I did, however, watch a lot of TV shows that I’m pretty sure my friends weren’t watching, like The Golden Girls and Designing Women. I […]

April 11, 2010

Things are about to change drastically


So, I’ve started on my path to fitness (again). Baby and puppy and I have been going for long walks around the neighbourhood at a pretty good pace and I’ve been getting on the exercise bike when we don’t. I’ve been making a point of drinking more water, even adding it to my daily to […]

April 7, 2010