Parenting, Personal

Right now two good friends are celebrating their marriage downtown. We were there. We arrived during the cocktail hour and stayed for dinner, but as the night wore on the baby girl started getting harder and harder to soothe. Joe took her downstairs and outside a few times. She’d been changed, had a bottle, and […]

May 15, 2010

Must See TV

Parenting, Personal

Television is a crutch for me. I’ve watched too much TV for most of my life, and while this has allowed for a vast knowledge of pop culture that is very useful when playing trivia games I know it’s not good. The fact is that I have gotten used to having the TV on as […]

May 12, 2010

Money Money Money (Part 2)


One of the biggest things about getting into the groove with our new budget is planning for the big expenses. This will be difficult for me because I have always been an instant gratification type of person (which probably also explains my weight issues) and putting off spending on the little things to make sure […]

May 11, 2010

Money Money Money

Parenting, Personal

Joe and I are both gainfully employed. We are lucky to have stable jobs (and very lucky that my job allows me to take a full year of maternity leave) and we are lucky that when I go back to work next year we will be able to afford childcare without too much pain. In […]

May 10, 2010

Books make a difference

Parenting, Personal

I am the product of a single mother with a Masters Degree in English literature. Books are part of my life, there’s no denying and no escaping that fact. I used to love exploring the shelves at the library. My family would walk up and we could spend hours there. When I was very young […]

May 4, 2010

Boy blue and girly pink

Parenting, Personal

I was listening to an episode of The Moth on my drive out to knitting class this evening. This episode of the podcast (which I highly recommend you download) was a story by a father whose three year old son loved pink. The Dad declared that he wanted to be open to his children in […]

May 3, 2010