Mommy Brain


So for a while there I was posting my Getting It Done updates once a week and then I COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY FORGOT about the list. It’s not like I stopped getting things done, there were definitely things I was getting done, but without a list I don’t really know what I’ve done and what […]

October 27, 2011


Parenting, Personal

Listening to Spark today on the way to pick up the kid I heard one of the interviewees note that we (and I’m assuming he meant my generation) are the last generation that will remember what life was like before technology. I didn’t have an email address until I was about 15, I didn’t have […]

October 26, 2011

The Mommy track

Issues, Parenting, Personal

Listening to Q this morning on CBC a woman came on and declared that highly educated women have a moral obligation to work and that women who work part time or stay home are providing their daughters with a bad example. (ETA: You can listen to the conversation here.) This hits home for me because […]

October 24, 2011

Coming out should be easier

Issues, Personal

I am not gay. I can’t say exactly how long I’ve known that I’m not gay, just that I do know now. There are still women in the world that I find attractive and I definitely have a fondness for the gay people in my life, but I have to come to terms with the […]

October 18, 2011

Sneaky sales tactics

Canadiana, Issues, Personal

When I was 19 years old I got a credit card. It was meant to be for university expenses and meant to be paid back in full every month. I don’t remember exactly how long it took me to hit my limit, but it wasn’t long enough. I don’t remember when or how I got […]

October 15, 2011

You belong to me


We are suffering from full on toddler in our house. The word MINE is spoken more often than ever before. Where the kid was always pretty easy-going she will now throw a full on, kicking, screaming, ‘NO MOMMY NO’ tantrum for what seem to be the smallest things. She fights when you want her to […]

October 15, 2011

Strong women, respectful men

Women's Issues, Work

We took the kid to an Ottawa Senators game Tuesday (home opener win over the Wild in a shootout, on the off chance you read this blog for your sports fix. Neil had a huge game, by the way). At one point during the game, Amy noted that the Sens had introduced cheerleaders of sorts […]

October 13, 2011


Parenting, Personal

This week Joe and I are both off work so we’re having what I’m calling the ‘Boughner family extravaganza.’ We had Thanksgiving on Sunday and watched the Jets’ home opener, we went out to Saunders Farm on Monday and explored. Today, the little one went to day care and I spent the morning catching up […]

October 12, 2011

Scrapes and scars and bruises

Parenting, Personal

Maggie has a swollen eyelid today. It’s been this way since she woke up from her nap yesterday. We’re not entirely sure what’s causing it, and it seems to be itchy but not painful. We called Tele-health Ontario and the nurse didn’t seem too concerned, but told us to call back if it got worse, […]

October 9, 2011

Truly outrageous

Parenting, Personal

On Twitter tonight my sister linked to an interview with the woman voice voiced the characters of Jerrica and Jem on Jem and the Holograms. You remember, she was truly outrageous, truly, truly, truly outrageous. Jem was a TV show and a doll and a rock star. We watched the TV show, we had the […]

October 7, 2011