On a mission


Personal

We have a lot going on around here and I tend to think and over-think. The problem with my over-thinking is that I used to journal and do stream of consciousness and everything would come out and it helped me make sense of it all. Now I have so much to think about and so […]

July 31, 2012

ABC Challenge 6


#ToddlerLife, Parenting

Over at Kids in the Capital, Lara has revived the ABC photo challenge with a list of photos to get of your kids this summer. I’ve already crossed a few off the list, here’s a few more. Art Books Climbing Discovery Eating Friends Green Inside Jumping Kisses Laughing Mealtime Night Outside Playing Quiet Riding Swinging Trees Umbrella Vehicles […]

July 31, 2012

The face of things


Personal

So here is the fact: I’m afraid to fail again. I’m afraid to start over again. I’m tired and it’s hard. I’m afraid of hurting myself. I’m scared to go into some fitness class and get red in the face and sweaty and not be able to do it. I’m afraid of never feeling fit, […]

July 30, 2012

The shape of things


Parenting

Sitting downstairs this morning watching women’s gymnastics with the kid. I knew she would be interested because she’s taking gymnastics and she loves to bounce around and swing and doing somersaults. She was excited to see the balance beam, because she’s walked on one before, and she likes the flips on the floor. She was […]

July 29, 2012

Dear Jack


Personal

As I watched the comments flood dearjack.ca the day of the launch I cried – a lot. I think any of us who were there for even a short period of time cried. He touched all these people and we were there and we helped in our own ways. While I was working for Jack […]

July 28, 2012

ABC Challenge 5


#ToddlerLife, Parenting

Over at Kids in the Capital, Lara has revived the ABC photo challenge with a list of photos to get of your kids this summer. I’ve already crossed a few off the list, here’s a few more. Art Books Climbing Discovery Eating Friends Green Inside Jumping Kisses Laughing Mealtime Night Outside Playing Quiet Riding Swinging Trees Umbrella Vehicles […]

July 27, 2012

The Minister’s Wife


Women's Issues, Work

When I learned that Defence Minister Peter MacKay had married this woman – Nazanin Afshin-Jam – and started hearing a little bit about her, I immediately wanted to know more about her. The newspapers trumpeted her beauty, her acting and singing career, her life as a beauty queen. If you read a bit further, you […]

July 26, 2012

Dear Jack,


Personal, Work

It would have been your birthday last week, and next month will be a year since you passed. I will never forget checking my Blackberry that morning and seeing the statement from Olivia, Sarah and Mike and realizing right away that something was terribly wrong. Sometimes I can’t believe it’s been so long, but really I […]

July 26, 2012

Follow the leader


#ToddlerLife, Parenting

Modelling is an amazing thing to witness – the kid will say and do things that match what we say or do. I am still often surprised by what she picks up. Toddlers catch everything. Lately the kid has been playing a bit rough. She gets excited and she doesn’t know her own strength. She […]

July 26, 2012

Dear Jack / Cher Jack


Personal

It would have been your birthday last week, and next month will be a year since you passed. I will never forget checking my Blackberry that morning and seeing the statement from Olivia, Sarah and Mike and realizing right away that something was terribly wrong. Sometimes I can’t believe it’s been so long, but really I […]

July 25, 2012