Toddler is

Parenting, Personal

I cannot believe the highs and lows I see day in and day out with a toddler. She’s up, she’d down, she loves you, she hates you, she’s having a great time, everything is terrible and awful. I also have reason to believe toddlers are magical. Tonight I called my mother to complain about a […]

February 28, 2012

So political…

Canadiana, Issues, Personal

This post was inspired by the fact that I am currently reading PunditMom’s book Mothers of Intention I work in politics. I’ve worked campaigns. I vote – always. I discuss politics with friends and voice my opinions. I have had occasion to blog about things I’m very passionate about. The section of the book I […]

February 27, 2012

Secret Project wherein I put myself out there


I have a puppy whom I love dearly. In truth, he’s not really a puppy, he’s six now…   …but he’s a small dog and he often still acts like a puppy. We brought him home with us when he was eight weeks old, 2.1 lbs, right before Christmas. He was a bit difficult at […]

February 23, 2012

Man or Muppet?


The title for this post comes from the Oscar nominated song from The Muppets – an excellent film which brought back wonderful childhood memories as well as giving my daughter great joy (and she now demands to “Dance Chickens!”). The post I’m thinking of has little or nothing do with said film. I’m thinking a […]

February 22, 2012

A Kind Ottawa


This week is kindness week in Ottawa, and if I had kept up with my blog reading this week, I would have read many a post about performing random acts of kindness. Being mindful of other people, not making things unnecessarily difficult for the people around you, these are things my daughter will learn. She […]

February 17, 2012

The cure


My kid is sick. I mean, she’s been sick before, but right now she’s very sick. She’s got pneumonia, though it’s only affecting her left lung so we’re lucky we caught it. She had a fever and a bit of a cough and she wasn’t sleeping – kept coughing herself awake – so I took […]

February 16, 2012

Too tired to be clever


I’ve had barely any sleep. The kid has been awake since about 10 last night, with a short nap between 4 and 6 am. I have been awake with her and I didn’t get the three hours she had before she woke. She woke up at first just calling for me and eventually became inconsolable. […]

February 13, 2012



I saw a pin over on Pinterest tonight “Ask yourself if what you are doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.” I sat back a bit and thought ‘I don’t care.’ I’m good. I’m sitting here watching TV, surfing. Today we went to a hockey game and I got […]

February 11, 2012


Parenting, Personal

Today my mother turns 65. I think I have already given her the best gift in the world in a bright and beautiful granddaughter… …and she tells me that she doesn’t want more STUFF taking up space, so I thought instead I’d talk a little bit about her. My Mom. She was a single mother […]

February 9, 2012