Judge not, lest ye be in charge


This morning I was on the bus and there was a mother with two girls, one of whom was having a raging tantrum because she wanted a cookie and she didn’t want to sit in the seat she’d been sitting in, and whatever else she decided was not up to par. The mother yelled, the […]

January 31, 2012


Parenting, Personal

This weekend was a great weekend. An all around success. After a tough Friday with close to no sleep and missing a get-together with friends I hardly seen when I’m working, this weekend set a bar for weekends future. We both got to sleep in, we both got some great time in with the kid […]

January 29, 2012

Once a month cooking

Parenting, Personal

I have heard about these people (usually women) who cook for an entire day once a month and never have to worry about what to put together for dinner. I want to be one of those women. Sadly, I have not yet been able to get my act together. The biggest thing I think about it […]

January 28, 2012

My Life in 5 Places


I’ve been reading the blog Buggering Crap Monkies (which I started following mostly because of the name) and she did a few posts on her life in five places, so I started thinking about that. What five places have defined my life? 1) Rather than talk about my childhood home, I have to just say […]

January 27, 2012

Toddler is a dirty word


We are now the proud parents of a two year old. She is absolutely wonderful in so many ways and I think we both love her more than we ever knew was possible. She entertains us and gives great hugs and she tells great stories and laughs and laughs. But holy hell. Right now we […]

January 25, 2012

Getting it done in 2012


I got the opportunity to spend a great day with some great women last weekend and one of the projects for the day was to set goals and get specific about what you have to do to reach those goals. Organize the next book swap talk to the Elmdale pick a date send out invitations […]

January 25, 2012



I have been 30 for almost a year now and thanks to Jordan and Lara I’m thinking about what that has really meant. I was glad to turn 30. I really was. My twenties were a bit chaotic. I start and graduated college, moved away from home four times, had two jobs that taught me what I […]

January 24, 2012

Try, try again


This morning I had a wonderful experience with my baby girl. She had actually slept in a bit – a rare event – and I had to go in to get her around 7 am. Her head popped up as soon as I opened the door and she asked me where her feet were. We […]

January 23, 2012

Action shots

Parenting, Personal

My kid is an active kid. Before she was born she spent most of her time kicking me and moving around in my belly. She used to kick the microphone that the midwife used to listen to her heartbeat. She started crawling early and started walking early and she never seems to stop moving. She […]

January 20, 2012


Parenting, Personal

My Mom came to Ottawa for the kid’s second birthday. It had been a while since she had visited – We last saw each other in August. We try to keep up with lots of phone calls and video chats, but nothing is the same as getting hugs in real life. What was pretty amazing, […]

January 17, 2012