Bully, Part II

Issues, Parenting

After writing my post on the documentary and the fear that my daughter might be bullied I took another step back and thought about it some more. What if my daughter is the bully? We’ve had some problems already. While she was at daycare she used to get time outs for pushing a little boy. […]

February 27, 2013



I finally watched the documentary Bully. People had been talking about it in my earshot for a while but I was scared to see it. I’ve seen the stories. The kids driven to suicide because of the torture they’ve had to go through every day. I was never bullied that way. There were people who […]

February 27, 2013

Fear, Itself


*Also the title of one of my favourite episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer* This weekend the kid didn’t want to go to her skating class. We’re still trying to figure out what to do about these situations – force her to go and watch anyway, let her quit and try again next week… After […]

February 25, 2013

You’re Doing It Wrong


Next week I turn 32 and I’m sad to say that I still have trouble feeding myself. I’m quite pathetic really. I’ve never been good at breakfast. Never. I’ve tried all sorts of tricks and advice. The best I’ve ever done was oatmeal and an apple every morning before I left work last year. I […]

February 21, 2013

Weight Struggle: My history


If I stop to think about it I have a history of disordered eating, and I want to lay it all out for myself, so here we go: I was overweight as a kid. Not obese, but definitely overweight. When I started getting allowance I spent it all on candy. I was a regular at […]

February 21, 2013

Depression Lies


The Bloggess tells me all the time, depression lies, and on days like today I have to remind myself. Today was not a good head day. I didn’t get enough sleep last night and the sleep that I did get didn’t seem too effective. I didn’t feel like a very good mom, I couldn’t keep […]

February 20, 2013

I didn’t think it could happen to me

Parenting, Personal

I had heard before that having a child is like allowing your heart to walk around outside your body for the rest of your life, but I don’t know how seriously I took that claim before giving birth. The fact is that my daughter is now three and I am still consistently amazed that I […]

February 19, 2013

On wheels


Right after the kid was born I went out for roller derby. I went to one session and got a high. It was wonderful to be in a gym with women of all shapes and sizes, all different skill levels. I ordered skates, and then something happened, I still don’t know what. I quit. Last […]

February 18, 2013

Get Back


We’ve been dealing with this whole thing where the kid doesn’t want to let me out of her sight. When I’m gone she’s usually fine, but she doesn’t deal well with the leaving part of things. That part of things seems to be getting better (assuming I’m not jinxing it right now), but there’s a […]

February 15, 2013