Because I’m Happy

Health, Personal

There is a young guy in one of my classes that has been driving me crazy. He’s in my TA group and he talks a lot. It’s not just that he talks so much that bothers me, it’s not that he cracks stupid jokes or that he repeats himself. What really bothers me is that […]

February 25, 2015



As soon as the kid showed interest in dressing herself I let her have at it. I was thrilled actually, especially with the outfits she would come up with. I mean, it was pretty obvious she was awesome right away. And better at dressing herself than me. Now that we have to leave for the […]

February 23, 2015

My teen years in books

Books, Personal

I was reading Lynn’s blog, and she posted about something Nicole had done, so I read Nicole’s post and both got me thinking about all the books I read when I was a kid and all the books I rushed out to get when I found out we were having baby, and then a baby girl […]

February 22, 2015

My body, myself


I don’t usually go into someone else’s house and strip down, but that’s what I spent my morning doing. Today was my photo session with Sara. I came home totally exhausted. I still am, a bit. I think I spent so much time thinking about it and worrying about it that once it was over […]

February 21, 2015

Boundless strength and energy


One of the things that we tell the kid often is how strong she is and how wonderful it is that she’s so active. She started moving, dancing and kicking in the womb and she’s never stopped. Her legs are powerful, her arms are strong, she’s flexible and agile and inherited only a little bit […]

February 18, 2015

The funky music


One of the things that I need to help me get out of my ennui, I think, is music that fits my moment. It seems like every time I have gone through a period of intensity or change in my life I have had some bad that really speaks to me in that moment. When […]

February 15, 2015



It’s been a week. I was sick then Joe was sick. I feel out of it, tired, unmotivated. A friend had a bit of an emergency so I took on more work (and didn’t go to class). I missed an event I was supposed to go to. I have been easily enraged. Next week is […]

February 13, 2015

She’s All That


I grew up in the 90s and watched a lot of (terrible) teen movies during my teenage years. One thing that I learned from these movies was that there was really nothing worse to be as a teenage girl than what I was – smart, brown haired, glasses-wearing and incompetent with a make-up brush. Now, […]

February 8, 2015

A decade of rapid change


I got the job in November, but for the first few issues I was in training. I didn’t start working by myself until January, and that’s when I started getting to know the rest of the staff. I also got to know my editor very well. Though it did take me almost an hour to […]

February 6, 2015

A right


Today the Supreme Court of Canada ruled unanimously that Canadians have a right to ask their doctor to help them die. The decision was in response to a challenge from the BC Civil Liberties Association. From the Globe and Mail: “Canadian adults who are mentally competent and suffering intolerably and permanently have the right to […]

February 6, 2015