Déja Vu

#ToddlerLife, Parenting

Today the kid was overtired, she was a wee bit on the crazy side. She gets this level of tired where she can’t settle, she won’t stop moving, having new ideas about what she wants to do and which toys to play with. After she peed on the floor and tore open a pack of […]

March 28, 2013

Mommy Brain

Parenting, Personal

When I was off on leave after having a baby everything was about learning how to take care of a baby, how to take care of myself while taking care of a baby, what this new life was going to be like. (Or so I thought – life with a child changes every day). When […]

March 27, 2013

Play time

Parenting, Sponsored

When my father asked what he could get us for the new baby, I knew exactly what I wanted – a swing. I had found in the short time I had been spending with this little one it was difficult to be holding her all the time. As much as I loved just holding her […]

March 24, 2013

This many


The world lies. All my life people have told me about the terrible twos. I waited for two, I got through 2. Two was a freaking piece of cake compared to 3. Three is more energetic, more dramatic. She’s bouncing off the walls.   She doesn’t want to eat what we want her to eat […]

March 22, 2013

To sleep, perchance


My kid has vacillated her entire life between being a ‘we got so lucky she such a great sleeper’ sleeper and a ‘she’s never going to sleep again’ sleeper. She is very much like me in that she hates going to sleep. Actually deciding to shut everything down, shut your book, lie down in bed […]

March 21, 2013

On Steubenville

Issues, Personal

Yesterday two boys were found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl who has been put through hell since last summer when she drank too much at a party and members of the local football team decided to take advantage of that fact. I was relieved when I heard the verdict, because even though there was […]

March 18, 2013



A little while ago on Twitter I made an exciting declaration:   Now, I had been reading up about potty training and asking people for tips and trying to figure out the psychology of it all, so I thought I would write about it here. What did we do that finally worked? Nothing. The best […]

March 15, 2013

Poetry in Motion

#ToddlerLife, Parenting

The other day I asked a friend of ours to be our kid’s science-parent. It’s like a godparent but with science instead of Jesus. (The kid is not being raised in a religion. I have no ill will towards Jesus, just the way some people interpret his teachings). Basically I did this because I would […]

March 13, 2013

In The Loop


I got the chance to attend two panel discussions hosted by the Canadian Journalism Federation titled On the Hill, Online and In the Loop. The first panel was mediated by Andrew Potter from the Ottawa Citizen and included the Citizen’s David Reevely and Glen McGregor, Kady O’Malley from CBC, Joanna Smith from the Toronto Star […]

March 13, 2013

Glasses are cool


TV has been a big part of my life for a long time. I work well with background noise and TV had usually been my thing. I’m not usually too picky about what I’m watching. When I was in college I actually became a fan of Blue’s Clues, which was on in the mornings when […]

March 12, 2013