Learning the back-end

Learning, Work

I had the chance to register for a workshop put on by Ladies Learning Code last weekend. It was a workshop on HTML and CSS coding. These are things that I have wished I knew for a while but never took the time to teach myself. The workshop was a full day, held at Shopify […]

June 30, 2013

Weekend of Awesome

#ToddlerLife, Personal

So I did my annual Summer of Awesome list (which isn’t really done yet) and this weekend we decided (I decided) to pack a bunch of stuff in. On Saturday I spend all day at Ladies Learning Code (which was awesome and I’m going to post about it at the FiveTwoTwo blog). When Joe and […]

June 30, 2013

Marching forward

#ToddlerLife, Personal

We’ve got a lot going on this summer. Joe and I just got back from our trip and soon I will be making lists and packing for our family reunion trip, and then at the end of the summer the kid and I are going to PEI with her Grandma and Auntie, leaving Joe and […]

June 28, 2013

Great Canadian Weekend

#ToddlerLife, Parenting, Personal

I love this country, and I love celebrating this country on July 1. This year Canada Day happens to fall on a Monday and I’m looking at the forecast for the weekend ahead and thinking we can have three full days of great activities. With that idea, I glanced at my 2013 Summer of Awesome […]

June 27, 2013

On a scale of 1 to 10

Tools, Work

I recently did some work entering and analyzing survey data for a client, and the way I approached it was to seek out a survey website and build an electronic version of the survey that my client’s client had sent out as a hard copy. My first attempt was to use Survey Monkey, because it’s […]

June 27, 2013

Live from Newfoundland

Parenting, Personal

Joe and I took a vacation together. We flew to St. John’s on Monday and he’s already left on his flight back. I’m sitting in the St. John’s airport waiting for my flight to start boarding. (We’re flying on points, so we’re flying back separately). I have been all across Canada in my life but […]

June 26, 2013

Lala Land


I knew that the kid would play with dolls. I had dolls – many, many dolls – that I loved dearly. Cabbage Patch Dolls were my babies, Jem dolls were my fantasy life. She’s had Cabbage Patch Dolls, two Disney babies who she loves dearly, and a Doc McStuffins doll that was show and tell […]

June 23, 2013

Sexism every day

Issues, Parenting, Personal

I have been reading through some of the stories on the Everyday Sexism website (Canada is here). These are stories of girls and woman who have been exposed to those men that exist in the world who feel they have a right to a woman’s body. These men (not all men) who feel that women […]

June 20, 2013

Money, money, money, money (mo-ney)


We have a household budget. I used Gail Vaz-Oxlade’s Interactive Budget Worksheet to build it. It’s great because all the formulas are there and I don’t have to figure anything out in Excel, and it gives you amounts for your “jar money” – Gail’s preferred method for keeping track of cash expenditures. (I am a […]

June 18, 2013

Off the record?

PR, Work

An interesting discussion took place on Twitter this morning concerning off the record and embargoed information. The discussion centred around this story about the PMO sending information to the Barrie Advance and requesting that it be attributed to “a source.” The story written revealed where the information came from and the request that had been […]

June 18, 2013