Sometimes you just feel like shit

Parenting, Personal

There are days when you don’t get enough sleep. Days when the lows get a little lower. Days when you just want a calm moment and the kid has different ideas. Days when you realize you messed up your budget. Days when you don’t have anything good in the house for lunch. Days when you […]

October 29, 2010

Calling all moms

Parenting, Personal

While we’re on the subject of me needing support and advice: Help. As I’ve mentioned, I’m going back to work soon. We’re looking for daycare (lord help us) and we have a basic plan in place – I will bus to and from work while Joe takes the car and drops the baby girl off […]

October 28, 2010


Health, Personal

Blissdom Canada starts today, I gave up my ticket a few weeks ago so I’ll be experiencing it through hashtags and blog posts alone, and I have not lost 30 lbs. I don’t remember the last time I weighed myself. I also don’t remember the last time I thought twice about eating a few pieces […]

October 27, 2010

The least you can do


Last night as Joe and I watched the coverage of the municipal election here in Ottawa (on TV on Rogers community, who actually started their coverage before results came out, on the Apt. 613/Mediastyle liveblog, and on Twitter with the hashtag #ottvote) and we watched the percentages climb and fall, one number came out: 30 […]

October 26, 2010

Grown up


During the She’s Connected conference I had my make-up done. It was the fourth time in my life I’ve done that, if you count the trial before the wedding as well as the wedding itself. Every time I have tried to remember what they were doing so that I could be more comfortable trying to […]

October 25, 2010



Last week I drove up to Toronto with a great group of women so that we could all attend the She’s Connected Conference. The conference was by invitation and I was excited and surprised to get an invitation, not really sure what to expect but very happy to be there since I ended up having […]

October 24, 2010

I believe in It Gets Better

Issues, Personal

I am not a member of the LGBT community. I was born white, middle-class, straight – all the things that are supposed to make it easier to exist in our little society. I am a woman, I am overweight, I was raised by a single mother who taught me to be open-minded and caring. Some […]

October 22, 2010


Issues, Parenting, Personal

For the past few weeks I have been reading Stevie Cameron’s new book On the Farm about the investigation Robert William Pickton’s crimes in B.C. I’m reading the book because I’m interested in how the investigation was handled, and because I have an interest in serial killers. At the same time as I am trying […]

October 18, 2010

Too late, too soon


The baby girl is nine months old today. She’s growing up so quickly, having so many milestones so quickly. I’m looking at her face today and I still can’t believe that I could ever love someone so much. Nine months later she still shocks me. And now instead of a year to get to know […]

October 13, 2010

A lot to be thankful for


This year has been pretty special, and this week has reminded me of that. Tomorrow we will celebrate the baby girl’s first thanksgiving at my dad’s house and I will have so much to be thankful for. This week my mom came to visit her granddaughter for the third time and we spent every day […]

October 10, 2010