Generations (Giveaway)


Sponsored

When I arrived home this week from a trip to see my grandfather and my mother there was a lovely package waiting for me from Seventh Generation. Yesterday I took my daughter on a trip to our local natural product store (thank you Rainbow Foods) and picked up a few of the environmentally friendly products. […]

August 31, 2011

Getting it Done 7


Personal

Fix up the bikes so we can actually ride this summer Get a ticket for the Social Capital Conference Arrange a date night (with babysitter) Thank you, Grandma Organize a book swap in Ottawa – July 31 at the Elmdale Tavern, 2-5 pm  A smashing success, we have to do it again See Harry Potter […]

August 29, 2011

Dear Jack,


Personal

I will not be at your funeral on Saturday, Jack. I missed visiting you as you lay in state in Ottawa, and I could only watch you leave my city on TV because I am in Regina right now. In your letter you wrote to others who were fighting cancer, you said: My only other […]

August 25, 2011

Jack


Personal

I got the statement in my work email Monday morning, from Olivia Chow, Michael and Sarah Layton. I did a double take. This wasn’t the way it was supposed to work. I went into the office because I didn’t know what else to do and I needed to do something. I hugged my colleagues, I […]

August 24, 2011

3 feet tall


Parenting

This morning Joe and I both had a moment. This morning we both looked at our baby and saw a real kid. She’s 19 months old now but I can’t help but to keep thinking she’s already 2. She’s very big for her age, always has been at least 100% on the height and weight […]

August 17, 2011

Pronounced


Personal

Following along with Project Priceless and watching wedding shows on TV has got me thinking about our wedding. Our wedding was nothing more or less than us. There were things that were not perfectly perfect and certainly not traditional or conventional, but it all came together to be us. Jordan asked on Twitter this week […]

August 17, 2011

Fear of falling


Personal

Last Friday I got out my roller skates again, for the first time in about a year. I put on my pads and my helmet, and I skated around for a bit. I ended up on the sidelines after about half and hour because I couldn’t handle the workout. A whole lot of falling on […]

August 16, 2011

Getting it done 6


Personal

Fix up the bikes so we can actually ride this summer Get a ticket for the Social Capital Conference Arrange a date night (with babysitter) Organize a book swap in Ottawa – July 31 at the Elmdale Tavern, 2-5 pm  A smashing success, we have to do it again See Harry Potter Weed the garden […]

August 14, 2011

Community


Parenting

I have been very lucky to find a great group of moms in my community and online. In the past two years or so I have found myself surrounded by a supportive community. When I was first pregnant I had no idea how to build such a community, but people kept telling me how important […]

August 11, 2011

The God question


Parenting

My name is Joe and I’m Catholic. Growing up, my faith was a pretty significant part of my life. My mom’s family is Catholic and she’s been involved with the church as long as I can remember. She worked as a receptionist in the rectory, she reads at mass and she even ran my youth […]

August 8, 2011