Lessons for my daughter


Parenting

Be all you can be Actually, this one will apply to my son too. I want you to try everything you want to try. I want you to grow up not regretting not having tried things (within reason). I want you to grow up without thinking once that you can’t. One of the regrets I […]

July 23, 2009

If truth be told…


Parenting

If truth be told, I’m hoping this baby is a boy. Sometimes I think about how wonderful it would be to have a little girl, but then I think about other things. I grew up a girl and it sucked. Girls are mean to other girls and eventually every girl is on the wrong side […]

July 22, 2009

Lessons for my daughter


Parenting

Embrace your inner geek I’ve heard about studies that have been done that prove that when girls hit 12 or 13 they tend to stop speaking up in class and stop raising their hands to answer questions. I don’t remember what this study concluded the reasoning behind it to be, but I imagine it had […]

July 22, 2009

Lessons for my daughter


Parenting

Disclaimer: We don’t know if we’re having a girl yet (in fact, I am of the opinion that we’re having a boy) but reading through my RSS feeds I’ve been thinking about girls and women and feminism and thinks I would want my daughter to know before wading into the world. I’m planning on writing […]

July 20, 2009

Grumble


Parenting

So I was away for French training last week and in my classes we often had discussions. These discussions often centred around our work and our lives. Since Je suis enceinte and one of my colleagues/classmates’ is having a baby in September the conversation circled around babies. One of my teachers in particular seemed very […]

July 20, 2009

(Self) Development


Personal

I was sent away from work this week with several colleagues for French training. I am very fortunate to have access to such things, and I’m damn well going to take advantage. I was looking forward to getting away from my office and getting to know my co-workers better, but mainly I was going to […]

July 14, 2009

Hormones


Personal

I’ve spent the past few years of my life dealing with the problems hormones can cause. The PCOS drama was all caused by an excess of testosterone in my system. Now here I am, pregnant and surging with hormones all the time, and the way it’s affecting me is a little overwhelming. First off, I […]

July 4, 2009

Baby stuff


Parenting

Since there isn’t a lot of baby stuff to focus on right now, I’m thinking about all the stuff we need – stuff to set up the nursery, to take care of the baby, to keep things clean and safe – the merchandise. As it turns out, all of our friends are having babies just […]

June 27, 2009

Didn't see that one coming


Parenting, Personal

I never expected my life to go quite like this. I never expected to be married, and having a baby. I never wanted to be a wife and a mother – and certainly not before I turned 30. I always expected to be a career woman, to be living my life by myself, for myself, […]

June 18, 2009