Well merry merry

Parenting, Personal

We had a great Christmas away. The travel was a bit too much for the baby girl, who could do nothing but cry when we got to the airport, and didn’t enjoy the last hour or so of the drive to Dryden. Once we made it to our destination and she had a good sleep […]

December 31, 2010

In every single way

Parenting, Personal

My dear little girl, Every day I watch you and every day and every day I am amazed by you. You have such strength, such curiosity, and you are so beautiful. People stop us wherever we go to tell us how beautiful you are. Your hair is showing signs of being red and your eyes […]

December 21, 2010

And the year ahead


Thinking about what I want for 2011 is almost as difficult as planning for 2010 was. Once again we are entering the unknown. This year we aren’t waiting for a baby (who took her sweet time arriving) but we are starting a whole new routine. The first week of January we start transitioning into that […]

December 18, 2010

A year to remember


At the beginning of 2009 I wrote out a short list of things I wanted to accomplish. One of the five or six things on that list was quite simply “to be pregnant.” At some point during that year I planned on being pregnant. It was the only thing on my short list that I […]

December 17, 2010

The year of the rabbit

Parenting, Personal

Last night I made a really great dinner. I cooked a roast beef with lots of roasted vegetable (why have I never tried to roast carrots before? Seriously). The house smelled fantastic and it was a perfect warm meal for a blustery cold day. As has become my habit at dinner, I ate what I […]

December 14, 2010

Panic in the streets of London


In 10 days we fly out for Christmas, when we come back we’ll celebrate New Years and then we’ll start transition the Baby Girl into daycare and then I’ll be back at work. All of this is happening very, very quickly and I feel as though there’s just too much to do and I don’t […]

December 13, 2010

What can your blog do for you?


After their experiences at She’s Connected and Blissdom Canada a lot of the people I talk to regularly ¬†were analyzing their blogs, their online lives and what they wanted to be as a brand. I didn’t pay much attention to it all because my blog is my space and I do what I want with […]

December 10, 2010



Today I had the following conversation with a stranger on the street: “There’s a fire hydrant there.” “Yes, I’m aware of that, thank you.” “Um… You’re parked illegally.” “Yes, thank you.” And this is why I have no faith in humanity. This man decided that his convenience in getting a spot in front of his […]

December 9, 2010


Issues, Parenting

Yesterday I opened my new Bitch Magazine and read an article about something called the Modesty Survey. This is a website, put together by two ‘Christian guys’ that allows ‘Christian¬†girls’ to submit questions about what they wear and find out whether they are dressing immodestly. And by immodestly, they mean they want to know if […]

December 8, 2010

All we are saying


Thirty years ago, John Lennon was shot down in front of his apartment, a death mourned around the world. I wasn’t born until three months later. I had some idea who The Beatles were in my early life, my mother having been a teenager in the 60s, but I couldn’t have told you much about […]

December 8, 2010