Twitter justice now!


This morning my husband and I awoke to find that we’ve both had our accounts on Twitter suspended. I have no idea why this has happened to me, and certainly no idea why it would happen to both of us at exactly the same time (we have figured out that the accounts were suspended as […]

September 9, 2009



A lot of the blogs I read talk about women’s issues and a lot of them have spent some time lately focusing on the some of the new TV shows coming out that have a focus on fat. Specifically fat ladies. I have read a lot about Drop Dead Diva and More to Love, though […]

September 7, 2009

Books I want my daughter to read


Now that I know I’m having a little girl (or will likely be having a little girl), I’m starting to think about the things I’ve lived through and everything that’s changed since I was a kid (and everything that hasn’t). I’m already thinking about the music we’re going to play for her and the things […]

September 2, 2009



It’s quite possible that I’m drawn to memes because that was my nickname in college, but these two caught my eye today. The first, 50 bands I’ve seen live. Not sure I’ll get up to 50, but here we go: 1. New Kids on the Block – I believe it was 1989. It was pouring […]

September 2, 2009

It wasn’t supposed to be this way

Parenting, Personal

It wasn’t supposed to be this easy. When we started talking about trying to have a baby I was a pessimist as always. I’ve been dealing with PCOS for several years now and I know that can make it difficult if not impossible to conceive naturally. My worst fear was that I wouldn’t be able […]

August 31, 2009

Sugar and spice

Parenting, Personal

Today I read two posts about the difference between being childless and being child-free – or the difference between women who consider themselves childless or child-free. It’s an argument I have heard all about before and one I have never involved myself in because for most of my life I just didn’t know what I […]

August 27, 2009

I feel pretty

Parenting, Personal

One of the things I’m concerned about now that I know I’m having a little girl is my complete lack of knowledge where make-up and hairstyles are concerned. So I’m spending a bit of time this weekend rummaging through my sorry little make-up case and reading Carmindy’s 5 minute face to see if I can […]

August 22, 2009

Exposing myself

Issues, Personal

A year and a half ago, Joe and I were ready to leave the city so that we could both find jobs without worrying about knowing how to speak and write French. Then, through a whirlwind of activity, we both landed in jobs here – his permanent and mine continually extended until I became permanent […]

August 18, 2009

Lessons my daughter can teach me

Parenting, Personal

I’ve said before here that I’m terrified of having a little girl, this is mostly becuase I had a hard time growing up as a girl (though I admitedly never experienced growing up as a boy), and I have a hard time being a woman now, but I think there are a lot of things […]

August 12, 2009

I was convinced it was a boy…


But it’s a girl. And now I have a lot to think about – partly because I dwell on the future in a generally pessimistic way and partly because in my mind I was sure it was going to be a boy (until a week or so ago, actually). I’m not sure yet if I […]

August 12, 2009