Step 1, Step 2

Parenting, Personal

I’ve been having a really great time being back at work. I’m challenged, I’m happy, I’m busy doing things I enjoy doing. I look forward to going to work, I look forward to being at work, I like talking about work. I’m getting great opportunities in my day to day job and outside the normal […]

January 31, 2011



I got the chance (finally) a few nights ago to attend one of Ottawa’s Girl Geek Dinners. It’s an event that I’ve been hearing about for a while, but that I had never been able to attend before. I was excited that my schedule was clear particularly because the topic was about life balance – […]

January 28, 2011

Who, me?


This weekend one of my friends referred to me as extroverted. I was taken aback. She corrected herself, saying maybe the descriptor she was looking for was self-confident. Huh? I went home and told Joe about the conversation and he said “Yeah.” It all made sense to him. I found this confusing because I have […]

January 25, 2011

Tickle Me


Your laughter is the sound of pure joy. I will never forget the first time I heard it and all I could think was that I had to make that happen again. When you first started laughing, nothing ever worked twice. We would blow on your belly, but the next time that didn’t get a […]

January 21, 2011

And then there’s the hard days

Parenting, Personal

It got colder. I’m still trying to figure out the fastest commute. I forgot to take a snack with me for mid-morning.I felt like I was getting sick again. Again. I got home and found a husband holding a rather upset baby who was bleeding from her toe. I gave her a bath to try […]

January 20, 2011

An update on my 2011 goals


My main goal for 2011 is figuring out the easiest ways to get everything done. Right now, I’m pretty sure that not everything is getting done – but we’re all getting sleep, we’re clean when we leave the house and we’ve eaten. I’ve been making a point of prepping a slow-cooker dinner on Sunday night […]

January 19, 2011

A Girl’s Life


This morning I caught the tail end of an interview on Canada AM. This interview was with the author of a newly released book called How to Raise Your Boyfriend. In my life I have watched a lot of bad chick flicks. I have read Seventeen and Cosmo, I have watched sitcoms and commercials and […]

January 18, 2011

Always, always

Parenting, Personal

At night, when I rock the baby girl back to sleep, I try to tell her that everything is okay. She’s warm, she’s loved, and we will take care of her. Sometimes I just rock her, back and forth and back and forth, and look at her eyes, wondering what she’s thinking. Sometimes I talk […]

January 14, 2011

Giving it 110 per cent

Parenting, Personal

So, Amy, the back to work routine seems to be going well? Yep That was a question No it wasn’t Alright, can you elaborate then? We’re doing well. It’s been a total team effort. We’ve been giving it our all, really working as a team to get things done. We missed our training last week […]

January 14, 2011