The uses and abuses of punctuation


Last week Weird Al Yankovic’s new song gave grammar nerds like me the go ahead to talk about our pet peeves. One thing that Joe and I bonded about when we were working together, and now as married professionals, is our debates about punctuation. He thinks I use too many commas, I don’t think he […]

July 31, 2014

5 YouTube Channels We Love


When I started watching videos on YouTube with the kid I never expected what it would lead to. We started off just finding clips of the shows she loves but over the past couple of years as she spent more time with the iPad she’s found more and more things that really interest her. First […]

July 27, 2014

Pushing ahead


I’m usually pretty good at living with discomfort. And I don’t just mean the process of getting permanent crowns for my teeth, because holy crap is this uncomfortable. I put myself outside my comfort zone a lot, and I’ve survived so far. Going back to school is testing me a lot. I have no idea […]

July 26, 2014

En route

Canadiana, Parenting

It’s just a few weeks now until we head out on the road to Nova Scotia – me, my kid and Grandma – and I’m getting very excited about this trip. For starters Nova Scotia is one of my favourite places in the world and I haven’t really had the chance to visit since I […]

July 25, 2014

On the subjection of women

Women's Issues

When I was younger I thought a lot of the things about feminism that the women of #WomenAgainstFeminism feel too. That it’s something we didn’t need any more, that I don’t hate men, that I enjoy the feeling of my legs when they’ve been shaved. Of course, since then I’ve grown up a lot, learned […]

July 23, 2014

People in your neighbourhood


I grew up in a neighbourhood. Almost every house held people I was acquainted with, and most of them had kids around my age. I can walk through the neighbourhood now and tell my daughter which of my friends, my sister’s friend or our teachers lived in which houses. My sister started walking me to […]

July 20, 2014

Birds suddenly appear

Parenting, Personal

The kid has a habit of asking deep questions out of nowhere. The other day we were in the car together, she had been talking about other things, and then suddenly she asked me how Daddy and I fell in love. She asks these questions and catches you totally off guard and leaves you stumbling […]

July 10, 2014

Giveaway: Crazy for puppets


A couple of years ago Grandma and Grandpa brought the kid a new friend. His name is King and he is very funny. He is also unsure where exactly his kingdom is. Since the king arrived in our house the kid has become a huge fan of puppets and two years ago we took her […]

July 8, 2014

Sponsored: Date Night


I love going to the movies, it’s one of my favourite things to do. Settling in with some popcorn to escape into a story for a couple of hours. Action, comedy, horror, romance, I’ll take it all. I’ve been going to movies by myself since I was a teenager, but since the kid was born […]

July 4, 2014