On Shrill and Ladies’ Voices


I don’t often write book reviews, and I certainly don’t write them before I’ve finished a book. I first heard of Shrill by Lindy West when one of my Facebook friends mentioned it, and when I saw a copy in the store I opted to pick it up. And when I started reading it, I […]

June 29, 2016

Road Trip!

Parenting, Personal

We went to Washington and I have so many good things to say about that city. I also have many good things to say about the way in which we travelled there. Joe was on his way to DC for a business trip – he had a conference to attend – so he had a […]

June 27, 2016

The Why

Issues, Learning

Working with business coaches, the first thing they’ll ask you is about your why – why do you do what you do and why should people hire you to do that instead of anyone else. I have struggled with this question. Why do I do what I do? Because I love doing it. I love […]

June 25, 2016

The Who

Health, Personal

I have been struggling on two fronts lately – the first is work related. All the where do I go now questions now that courses and internship are almost all complete. The second is much more personal. I cannot tell if I’m heading back into a bad place in my depression or not. Yesterday I […]

June 25, 2016


#MommyScholar, Personal

I went to visit my Dad today. Joe wanted to go for a drive and that led to a plan and we ended up in Pakenham meeting my mom and my Gramps for ice cream (at Scoops, the best ice cream place in the Ottawa Valley). Dad is buried in Almonte with his parents, my […]

June 19, 2016

Started from the bottom, etc.

#MommyScholar, Personal

I had two very different conversations today on two different mediums. One was with someone who is just starting his career and trying to figure out the right path, the other was with a former colleague who has moved onward and upward. Talking to one about the other, talking about our career paths and where […]

June 15, 2016

For my child

Issues, Parenting

When Sandy Hook happened I spent the day crying in front of the TV. My daughter knew I was really upset but I couldn’t bring myself to tell her why. When we went to the Museum of American History I didn’t take her to the African American history section because I didn’t know how to […]

June 13, 2016

Don’t you call me pudgy, portly or stout

Health, Personal

We had a long drive today – though man is it faster to drive through states than provinces – and I took the opportunity to catch up on some of my magazines. Here is where I tell you – unsponsored – how much I like the Texture app for magazine reading on my iPad. So […]

June 6, 2016

The world is a vampire

Personal, Sponsored

Tomorrow we are bound for Washington, and we’re headed there in a Ford CMAX. It’s a hybrid, which puts my mind at ease about money and environment. I love driving this car – quiet, smooth, with extra little features like the rear camera that we don’t have on our car but I find very useful. […]

June 4, 2016