Them Kids


Parenting

I love eating out at restaurants. It’s something we do too much of, and I’m looking forward to having real time to cook at home once I work from the house). But because we eat out a lot I have noticed things that some servers do that drive me crazy as a parent that I […]

April 30, 2012

Fierce


Personal

If you follow me on Twitter you may be aware that I am a huge fan of Rupaul’s Drag Race. There have been four seasons and except for the one that’s just ending I have seen them all multiple times. I love these ladies. There is something that Rupaul says often: “What other people think […]

April 28, 2012

Censor’s warning


Personal

I have reached a point of change in my life. The stress of the past year has put me near burnout, and a lot of things just seem to be tests. I am living in the time of my life when I have decided to say ‘Fuck it, I’ll try.” I can’t keep going the […]

April 24, 2012

The fun never stops


Personal

We’re at that point in our move where there’s really nothing we can do right now. All the things that are left to pack are things we will need in the next two weeks. All the things we’re getting rid of have either been dropped off for donation or are posted online for sale. The […]

April 23, 2012

Terrible two rears its ugly head


Parenting

I have spent that last two mornings fighting with my daughter. The problems start when I attempt to take off her overnight diaper. She doesn’t want that. She doesn’t want a new diaper, she doesn’t want to get dress – moreover she doesn’t like that dress or those pants or that shirt. God help you […]

April 19, 2012

Note to self


Personal

Hey Amy, I pretty sure you’re making some bad decisions. You’re not exercising and you know your diet leaves a lot to be desired. You’re very¬†focused on all these exciting ideas and you’re happy about them and moving forward to get things done, but you can’t let your health slip. If you die, you’re not […]

April 18, 2012

Project


Canadiana, Issues

I’ve known for a long time that I was probably leaving my job. At the same time I knew that my passion for politics and current events would not disappear. I also know that there are voices missing in Canadian politics and after reading Joanne Bamberger‘s Mothers of Intention and seeing all of these sites […]

April 17, 2012

A good reason


Personal

I’ve been thinking of putting myself out there, doing a media kit or a rate card or something but never got around to figuring out what I would say – but then Dee over at CocktailDeeva gave me a very good reason to put the effort in. And I am entry number 3.

April 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Joe


Personal

Seven years ago now I walked into the students newspaper office at Carleton for a job interview. I was looking for the editor, mispronounced his name, and sat down to wait for him. I was a big surprise when a big guy with blue hair and cords walked into the office and introduced himself to […]

April 15, 2012

GPS assistance


Personal

My grandfather was in the Navy, so is my half-brother, I am a Navy girl, so maybe that’s why I feel so comfortable entering these uncharted waters. Ten years ago my life plan was entirely different. I was going to be a great journalist, I was going to travel the world – by myself. I […]

April 13, 2012