Civic Duty

Canadiana, Issues, Parenting, Personal

For 30-odd days I have been working very hard, missing my family, eating bad food, not sleeping enough. For 30 odd days I have been working for something that I believe in. Now, most of you have a very simple job that will make everything that I’ve been working for mean a lot: Vote. On […]

April 30, 2011

Mother’s Day

Parenting, Personal

I got a phone call yesterday. My mother called to ask me if it was okay if she visited us for Mother’s Day. I know the reason for this visit is that she hasn’t seen the Baby Girl since October and she misses her terribly. One of the things I never understood until I had […]

April 22, 2011



There’s something wonderful about pushing for something you believe in. There’s something wonderful about being given the opportunity to make your pitch and having it considered. Having a voice. It took me a long time to find my voice. It wasn’t until I was in college, 20 years old, that I realized I wanted to […]

April 17, 2011


Issues, Parenting, Personal

I work in politics. My family talks politics. I have long been interested in politics and it drives me particularly crazy when people don’t care or don’t think their voice matters. Everyone’s voice matters, if you speak when you have the opportunity. I work in politics and I am a proud member of the mommy […]

April 16, 2011

Baby Girl


I love the work I do. I feel important. I love my days at work. But I miss fresh air. I miss exercise an sunshine. The days are getting brighter and warmer. I want to jump in puddles with my daughter. I bought her rain boots this week. I’ve been buying her presents – a […]

April 10, 2011



It’s been a hard few days. I feel like I’ve fallen out of stride with every piece of my life that was working so well. I knew things were going to be harder, but it when you get tired it makes everything seem that much worse. By Friday night the thought of having to wake […]

April 4, 2011