New Month


Personal

Not exactly New Year’s, but it’s something… In the spirit of 2013 I’m trying to challenge myself, take on new projects, build a business, et cetera, et cetera. I am trying to read more again this year and am once again keeping a list of the books I read on this site. I want to read […]

January 31, 2013

Mother vs Member


Work

CBC Radio’s Ottawa Morning did a short segment on January 30 about being a woman in politics, but the conversation on Twitter turned quickly to a discussion about the lack of mothers in the discussion. The fact is there is a lack of mothers in the discussion stems from the fact that there just aren’t […]

January 30, 2013

Mothers in politics


Issues

Today CBC Radio had two discussions about women in politics (First on Ottawa Morning, then on Ontario Today). As I watched commentary on Twitter about these discussions I noted several people asking why the panel of three female politicians on the Ottawa Morning panel (Katherine Hobbs from Ottawa’s city council, Madeleine Meilleur, an Ontario MPP, […]

January 30, 2013

Mother vs. Member


Work

CBC Radio’s Ottawa Morning did a short segment on January 30 about being a woman in politics, but the conversation on Twitter turned quickly to a discussion about the lack of mothers in the discussion. The fact is there is a lack of mothers in the discussion stems from the fact that there just aren’t […]

January 30, 2013

The Little Things


#ToddlerLife

I love watching my 3-year-old eat grapes. I love watching her in her gymnastics class where she just goes full out with whatever she’s doing. All her movements, following the instructor, have an enthusiasm about them. Her little arms give the most wonderful hugs. She talks and talks and tells great stories filled with wonderful […]

January 29, 2013

Call of the Wild


Parenting, Personal

Books have always been a huge part of my life. I’ve always been surrounded by them. Shelves upon shelves. I was desperately to learn how to read and I haven’t stopped reading and writing since I managed it. For Christmas my mother used to get my sister and me gift certificates to our favourite local […]

January 26, 2013

Achy Breaky


#ToddlerLife

Right now the kid is sicker than she has ever been. It’s the flu, or we’re pretty sure anyway, I talked to the nurse at our doctor’s office. She was sick when she was really little once. I was a new mother and totally unprepared. Our thermometer didn’t work and we didn’t have any pedialyte […]

January 24, 2013

Social Responsibility Inaction


Parenting

I was sitting watching the kid in her gymnastics class – a class I enjoy even more now that I don’t also have to take part. I was sitting in front of the great big windows they have so parents can see into the gym and there were other parents all around, one was a […]

January 23, 2013

Her feet are going to be big too


#ToddlerLife

As Joe has written, we don’t shy away from being naked in front of our daughter… for now. As her mother it is not unusual for me to say ‘I have to go to the bathroom,’ and for her to say ‘okay’ and follow me in. Not long ago she looked up at me and […]

January 17, 2013

Big Little


#ToddlerLife, Parenting

So the kid turned 3. We had a successful party, she was happy with her gifts – and even happier with the balloons that are still floating around the living room. I tell her all the time that I love her more now than I did when she was a baby and that I’m excited […]

January 15, 2013