And for you, Gil


Books, Canadiana

This morning I found out from Twitter that Jonathan Crombie had passed away. Crombie is best known for playing the most perfect Gilbert Blythe there will ever be. Hearing that he had died brought tears to my eyes. I’d never met the man, but through dozens of viewings of the Kevin Sullivan miniseries I had […]

April 18, 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 year in books


Books

At the beginning of 2014 I told myself that I wanted to read 50 books through the year. It was a challenge to myself because I used to read all the time and at some point I started spending my time in different ways, but I still love a great book and I wanted to […]

January 1, 2015

Thank you Jamie Lee


Books, Parenting

I’m a big fan of the movie Halloween and Jamie Lee Curtis’ performance in it. Because of this relationship it never occurred to me that I would be reading my daughter books written by the actress. It turns out, they’re pretty awesome. It started with My Brave Year of Firsts (affiliate link). I found it in […]

October 17, 2014

Nostalgia


Books, Personal

Joe went out with the kid today and I took the time to do some tidying up, but also reading. I’m currently finishing Paper Towns by John Green, which is about a senior at the end of his high school career and a friend that has run away. It also happens to be 20 years […]

April 5, 2014

Be your own muse


Books, Work

I love finding pieces that make me think about the way I work in unexpected places. Since being my own boss is something that I’m still fairly new at I look for inspiration all over the place, but sometimes it just finds me. Having just finished Lean In and having a lot to think about […]

March 10, 2014

Hokey Pokey: Lean in, Lean out


Books, Work

Two friends, also consultants, have started a business book club and launched it with Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In. It’s a book that’s been sitting on my shelf but as a woman who left the full time workforce and is now staying home, working differently, I thought I might find judgment in the pages. Once I […]

March 4, 2014

A 24/7 gig


Books, Parenting

I am a mother. For good or ill, it does define me. Mother isn’t all that I am, but it’s a 24/7 gig. I am all the mother my child has, and neither her life nor mine will be the same for it. – T.F. Charlton I am still reading through the essays in The […]

February 25, 2014

Family Literacy Day 2014


Books, Canadiana, Parenting

My goal this year is to read 50 books, not just because I miss reading like I used to, not just because of the ever-growing pile of books on my shelves that I want to get through, but also because I want my kid to see me reading. We’ve spent her life reading to her […]

January 20, 2014