Go ahead, jump…


Two years ago I left full time work and started working on contract. That has slowly morphed into have my own business, and that business is changing into something more suitable for me as I roll along. Talking to Shelagh Cummins, my parents and my husband has let to more thinking, more changes, more doing. […]

June 28, 2014

Best feet first

Parenting, Personal

I posted here a little while ago about how the brain works, and how sometimes you just need to jump in with both feet. My daughter has taught me this lesson better than anyone and I’ve watched her try and fail and try again and succeed more times than I can count. I’ve also watched […]

June 27, 2014



The kid has finished her preschool career and we’re both feeling a bit sad to say goodbye, and then this week we went to visit her daycare provider – the woman who cared for her every day for a year and a half while I went back to work full time. She had asked to […]

June 24, 2014

Above all else


 It is common sense to take a method and try it: If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something – Franklin D. Roosevelt   I have so many things moving through my head and through my life all the time that it’s hard to focus on what I need […]

June 23, 2014



I have long been a fan of Participaction. The ads with Hal and Joanne have been running since I was a kid and I have long been trying to ‘get fit and have fun.’ I am very proud to have a daughter who loves various kinds of exercising and is building her strength while having […]

June 22, 2014

Randomly on Fathers’ Day


My dad doesn’t believe in Fathers’ Day. In fact, he’s never been big on any of the holidays, except Christmas… Well, Boxing Day. Every year the whole family fills up his house on Boxing Day. And that’s a lot of us. There needs to be a collective noun for Scanlons. I have spent a lot […]

June 15, 2014

Mind – Body


The brain is an amazing thing. The whole body, really. I have been amazed at what my body can do now that I’ve started pushing myself and testing myself a bit more. I have been running on the treadmill lately. At first I was going with a one minute run every ten, then I asked […]

June 11, 2014


Personal, Women's Issues

I spent the day with a room full of women. There was a sing-a-long. There was a lot of experience shared. There was so much to think about I’ve been struggling with it since I got on the train back from Toronto. Luckily I was given a copy of Katty Kay’s book The Confidence Code (affiliate […]

June 6, 2014

The worst approach


At the end of last year the federal Conservative government faced a challenge – the Supreme Court had decided that the way prostitution were being ‘managed’ was unconstitutional, and the government had to draft a new bill. They worked for months, consulting the public and experts, looking at how other governments had handled the issues. This week […]

June 5, 2014