No one can change your life except for you

Health, Personal

I went outside for a walk. I needed some exercise, some time away from the computer. I put on my playlist full blast and started out, not entirely sure where I was going, but thinking I was heading for a long walk, that might be hard. It would take some time too – I hoped […]

May 31, 2014

Yes, me too

Issues, Personal

On Saturday I started reading the #YesAllWomen tag on Twitter and I stayed up late to keep reading. It is tweet after tweet of powerful, simple stuff. There’s also the #YesAllWhiteWomen tag, which through my for a loop. Reading all these things that I’ve taken for granted. Things that have happened to me that I’ve […]

May 30, 2014

Dear kiddo


I’m still on the train heading to Toronto, but I was thinking about you and missing you kiddo. You’re going to have such a fun today tomorrow, but I was thinking about the day we spent together and getting the chance to watch gymnastics with you for a bit. I love watching you in your […]

May 28, 2014

Summer of Awesome 2014


Lynn put up her post and ideas, which reminded me that I want to get a list going. I’ve been keeping a list of awesome things I’ve been doing, books I’ve been reading and movies I’ve been seeing but summer is special – especially since the kid starts real honest to goodness school next year. […]

May 28, 2014

Family tradition meets new style

Health, Personal, Sponsored

Growing up whenever I got an ache or a pain – when I was stung by a wasp or my nose was stuffed up – my grandmother offered the same solution: Watkins.   She had to get it from her sister in Saskatchewan, but we always had some in the house, and it was the […]

May 23, 2014

Fat Mom

Health, Personal

I took the kid to a dance class this week. I signed us up because it gets us both moving in the mornings and I knew she would enjoy it. She also has missed out on spending time with me since I’ve been working so often. It was a good class for her, though she […]

May 21, 2014

Taking the pledge

Ottawa, Personal, Sponsored

I got an email from Greta at Billing Bridge – If you’re in Ottawa and your online you’ve probably run into Greta. She told me that Billings has started a campaign to get people to take the pledge against distracted driving. I have to be honest, before it became illegal in Ontario, I did text, […]

May 20, 2014

Creatures of Light

Ottawa, Parenting

I had been planning to take the kid to see the new Creatures of Light exhibit at the Museum of Nature for a couple of weeks, and when I got the email that the museum is now serving breakfast and brunch on Sundays it all fell into place. She and I would leave the house […]

May 18, 2014

Commit to fit

Health, Sponsored

When I saw the opportunity to participate in Subway’s Commit to Fit campaign in my inbox I jumped at the chance. I am trying to change the way I eat, cutting out my bad snacks and skipped meals. I’m pushing myself to be healthier – to exercise regularly and eat better. And it’s working. So […]

May 15, 2014

Chance of a lifetime


This post is part of the and The Art of Leadership for Women #YMCLeadership sponsored program. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. This post reflects my personal opinion about the information provided by the sponsors. I have learned over the past year or so how inspirational it is to spend time […]

May 14, 2014