Prompt: 1 is the loneliest number


November 24: Do you enjoy being alone? Would you rather be around other people? I love being alone. I get irritable when I don’t have enough time alone. I’ve always been this way. It’s never bothered me to have to entertain myself. I’ve eaten alone in restaurants and going to see movies alone is one […]

November 30, 2011

Prompt: Gifting

Parenting, Personal

For November 25: Do you like to buy presents ahead of time or right when you need to give them? I am very bad at keeping surprises a surprise and secrets a secret. Very bad. I am amazed that I currently have presents wrapped in the storage room and I haven’t spoiled any of them. […]

November 29, 2011

Year 2000

Issues, Parenting, Personal

When I was 8 years old the House of Commons unanimously adopted a motion to eliminate child poverty by the year 2000 – the year I was to graduate high school. One of their main goals is to “raise and protect the basic living standards of families in all regions of the country so that […]

November 28, 2011

Daddy’s Little Skater

Parenting, Personal

On Saturday we went for a nice family drive. We stopped in Pakenham to buy cinnamon buns and then the Waterford Tea Room in Almonte for lunch. After lunch we stopped at Home Hardware and then made our way to Play It Again Sports in Barrhaven and did something Joe has been waiting for: The […]

November 27, 2011

Stand tall


When I was a kid my grandmother (Tutu) always complimented my and my sister’s posture. She was very proud of how tall we were and told us that we should try to maintain a strong posture because we would be sorry to lose it. I have always been happy to be tall. I am very […]

November 26, 2011



Today’s Parent is looking for some new bloggers. In order to apply, we’re supposed to write a post about what makes us unique as parent bloggers. The easy answer is that all parent bloggers are unique. No two parenting experiences are the same – which is the main reason I wanted to start this blog […]

November 25, 2011

Call to action

Issues, Personal

There is not much I can say about Attawapiskat, except that if you don’t know that there are children living in Ontario who don’t have proper places to live, who have been going to school in portables because the land their school building is on was contaminated by a fuel spill. They’re not getting help […]

November 25, 2011

The new season

Parenting, Personal

Wednesday morning started off badly. I slept in and woke up about 20 minutes before I was supposed to be at work. I looked out the window and saw snow – the first snow – on top of what I had heard was supposed to be freezing rain. I quickly got dressed, threw my things […]

November 24, 2011

Two inch heels


I have always loved the sound of heels on wood or tile floor. I loved hearing female teachers approach when I was younger. It was as though you could hear the authority in their step. They sounded strong click-clacking their way to their classrooms. I don’t often wear heels, (Note: I wore Converse sneakers for […]

November 23, 2011

My New Philosophy


I was listening to CBC’s Tapestry today and they were talking about philosophy. Something that the guest said struck me – that when hockey players are making that great play they aren’t thinking about that great play. They aren’t thinking about the end or themselves or being great, they are just doing. I started to […]

November 22, 2011