Do you mentor?

Learning, Work

Reading Sheryl Sandberg’s book made me think a lot about a lot of things. One of the most interesting things was her chapter Are You My Mentor? where she talks about what women are doing wrong when it comes to finding mentors. “If someone has to ask the question, the answer is probably no.” She says […]

March 31, 2014

Not so hard to find


When I was reading Lean In I was struck by a lot of things she said, but I was confused by her chapter on mentors. She talked about how women ask other women to be their mentors which apparently is the wrong way to go about it. I was confused by that because I have, […]

March 31, 2014

Joyful joyful


I have pink eye, which means I’m currently under quarantine in the bedroom, which means I’ve been spending time tidying the bedroom. I found a notebook that I’m quite fond of but haven’t used in a while. I liked it right away because each of the pages is designed like a wall, so when you […]

March 30, 2014

Mag’s best friend


We knew when we got this puppy was that we’d have 12 or 15 years with him, more if we were lucky. We didn’t realize that four years into those 12 or 15 we’d have a little girl who wasn’t party to those plans. “Oh, Henry, you’re staying with us forever. Even when I’m a […]

March 29, 2014

Ear to ear smile


One of my absolutely favourite things about parenting this little girl is the look she gets on her face when I’ve succeeded in making her feel special. Tonight I put two small braids in her hair. I had done one in mine to keep the hair out of my face and she came in to […]

March 28, 2014

Giveaway: Lug for Life

Giveaway, Parenting, Personal

I have spent a lot of my life looking for the perfect purse. I don’t go for fancy and expensive, I like usable. If they get dirty I want to be able to clean them, I want to not worry about the things inside if it starts to rain. I like to have pockets to […]

March 22, 2014

Seeking Media Mavens?

Issues, Women's Issues, Work

Steve Paikin, well-respected host of TVO’s The Agenda, wrote a blog post about his show’s struggles to find female panelists. He says his producers aim for gender parity but struggle to get women that they contact to say yes. Paikin lists several “excuses” these women give them for not wanting to come on to speak […]

March 17, 2014

TV Love


Re-watching Veronica Mars before I go and see the movie (!!) I have been struck again by one of the things I dearly love about the series – the relationship between Veronica and Wallace. They have a loving, totally platonic relationship. Never once in the three years of the series was it ever suggested that […]

March 17, 2014

Tales of a 4 Year Old: “Nothing…”

Parenting, Personal

My kid has never really respected my privacy. I mean, she knows the word and clearly understands the concept, but when she walked in on my in the bathroom one day I asked if she remember the discussion we had about privacy she said ‘but I don’t want privacy.’ This problem has a fun new […]

March 16, 2014

C-23: Need to know basis


Bill C-23: An Act to Amend the Canada Elections Act, also known as the Fair Elections Act – or the Unfair Elections Act if you live outside the Conservative Party. The act has been criticized heavily on all sides – by current and former politicians, including Preston Manning, the elder statesman of the current CPC, […]

March 15, 2014