Seeing red


Health, Sponsored

This post was brought to you by Act On Red, however the images and opinions are my own. For more information please visit www.actonred.ca. As long as I remember I have gotten bright red every time I exercise. As a kid it was always horribly embarrassing. I would sit in math class, which I had right […]

August 30, 2014

Eager Beaver


Personal

“I was completely the eager beaver in school, I was the girl in the front of the class who was the first person to put her hand up, and it’s often not cool to be the person that puts themself out there, and I’ve often gotten teased mercilessly, but I found that ultimately if you […]

August 29, 2014

Let’s get it started


Parenting

I took my daughter out to buy some reusable containers for both of us to take snack to school in. She picked out a couple of containers, a couple of reusable snack bags, and then as we browsed around Terra20 she started asking me when it will be time. She’s got all her supplies, she’s […]

August 27, 2014

Running for a cure


Health, Sponsored, Women's Issues

This post was generously sponsored by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, but the opinions and images are my own. For more information, visit www.CIBCrunforthecure.com  Four years ago I walked the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure pushing a stroller, doing it for friends, fitness and my daughter. This year I’m going to do […]

August 26, 2014

Late nights


Parenting, Personal

I should be asleep. It’s been a very long week. Lots of driving, lots of tidying, trying to get back to a normal life while preparing for our whole new life that starts in two weeks. The kid starts school, I start school, we learn a whole new schedule. I’m not sleeping, I’m lying here […]

August 25, 2014

What I learned from Rupaul


Personal

I started watching Rupaul’s Drag Race as soon as it came to Canada. I have downloaded every season (legally) and watch them all over and over again. I look forward to every next season, I root for my favourites. I breathe it all in. There are many things I have learned over these six seasons, […]

August 24, 2014

She’s all Daddy


Parenting

My kid is a performing. I’m not sure if this is her “thing” or if it’s a totally normal 4-year-old trait that she’ll grow out of, but holy man. During a car trip the other day, one that took about half an hour, she performed songs, made up characters and cracked (terrible) jokes. She sang […]

August 23, 2014

Am I a Mompreneur?


Women's Issues, Work

I am a woman who is building her own business, and I am a mother. It is almost impossible to be a parent and not be defined by that in some way. I have a daughter who takes of a lot of my time and a lot of my thoughts. Being a parent is life-altering. Does […]

August 22, 2014

Dear Jack


Work

You’ve been gone for three years as of today. It’s been a lot and very short time. We drove past Hudson on our way home and I thought of you and started crying. I couldn’t help it. My daughter asked me why I was crying and I told her it’s because I miss my friend […]

August 22, 2014

Back to School!


Parenting, Personal

I have always loved back to school time. I love shopping for fall clothes, I love comparison pricing school supplies – seriously, since I was a kid. I love new pencils and new notebooks. I love the fall. I love browsing the office supply aisles and I buy new pens just to try them out […]

August 21, 2014