Three words to define 2014


I put together my list of three words for 2013 and when I was talking with some friends and looking back on those words I gave myself a failing grade. Upon hearing this, and after reminding me of the steps I took this past year (like going to spinning classes, getting to the gym…) she […]

December 31, 2013

Business Cards: Keep It Simple


One of the jobs I’ve been completing for a new client is entering information from business cards she has collected into a spreadsheet that she can then upload into Outlook, MailChimp or other databases. From seeing literally hundreds of business cards I have come up with a list of things you need to be careful […]

December 30, 2013

Be at peace


When I went to sleep last night I knew from Twitter that George Smitherman’s husband Christopher Peloso had been missing all day, that there was concern because this was not the first time he had gone missing and because he suffered from depression. When I woke up this morning I found out quickly that the […]

December 30, 2013



It’s the end of Christmas day here and we’ve been overwhelmed with gifts and family and food and loveliness. The kid has been well spoiled, but was also very excited about having us open her gift to us that she made at preschool and about handing the presents out around the room. She was too […]

December 25, 2013

My year in books


I set a goal this year of reading more than I did in 2013, but I’m coming up about three books short (though I am currently reading two). But I did find some great new authors this year that I will be following and reading as long as they’re writing, and I got to see […]

December 24, 2013

Christmas, all over


I was excited for Christmas this year because it’s the first time the kid has been really aware of what’s happening, and we’re having lots of family to our house for the celebration, including all four of her grandparents in the same place at the same time. But this Christmas has also proven to be […]

December 23, 2013

What are you doing New Years?

Parenting, Personal, Sponsored

I struggle to remember the last time Joe and I had actual plans on New Year’s Eve. I mean, we certainly haven’t done anything since the kid was born, and before that I’m not even sure. This year when I got an invitation to the Starfish Events New Year’s Party and Casino Night we took […]

December 19, 2013

A good pen, smooth paper


Here in Ontario I gather they have removed cursive writing from the school curriculum. I vividly remember learning cursive in Grade 3, because my teacher made fun of my Rs and Is in front of the entire class. Eventually I developed my personal style, my own handwriting. My signature has grown and changed over the […]

December 18, 2013

Speak as one


For community managers and bloggers writing in a voice that’s not your own can be difficult but the ability to change your voice based on your audience and the clients you’re writing for is a very important skill to possess. What factors should be involved in deciding what voice to use? 1) Focus on the […]

December 17, 2013