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Versatile Blogger Award Nomination
November 25, 2013, 7:00 am
Filed under: a & e, birthday wishes, Blogroll, recommendations

I got this award nomination from one of the most amazingly honest bloggers I follow, Mask No Longer, who blogs about life as an alcohol on the new, and intimidating, road to recovery. The posts are filled with vulnerability, strength, insight and inspiration. So, to say I was honoured when they nominated me would be an understatement. But here it is! Continue reading


In Defense of Dolls

A few days ago, my Facebook home page became overwhelmed with enthusiastic support for the Goldieblox ad. As a long-running feminist seeking to have gender stereotypes quashed, I was excited to see some not-so-usual suspects expressing glee over this development and video. So, I watched it, fairly certain that despite being the proverbial choir, I would still be excited about it. And I was… until I heard the line that turned my stomach: “We wanna use our brains!” Continue reading

An amateur’s perspective on Ottawa Comic-Con
May 12, 2013, 1:27 pm
Filed under: babies, events, ottawa, recommendations | Tags: ,

I like to support the growing coolness (my definition, to be sure) of Ottawa. So, what better way to spend this cold, windy Sunday than check out Ottawa Comic-Con?

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Yoga’s not for me.
April 7, 2013, 9:03 am
Filed under: events, family, general, ottawa, recommendations | Tags: , , , , ,

This was the response I gave to my first invitation to a Yoga class. “It’s not for me,” I said. “I’m too hyper. I like running around, and if possible, yelling. Also, I can’t even touch my toes.” Continue reading

Farewell to Hush-A-Bye
November 21, 2012, 2:34 pm
Filed under: a & e, babies, ottawa, recommendations

When the Twinkies were still fresh and new, my dear friend KL enthusiastically encouraged me to sign up for a sing-song group called Hush-a-Bye, run by Alice Davidson in Ottawa. At that time, I was in no place to argue, or think, so I just did. And I’m so thankful for it. Continue reading

Museum of Really Nice People
October 20, 2012, 9:09 pm
Filed under: a & e, babies, ottawa, recommendations

I finally convinced myself to bring The Twinkies to The Canadian Museum of Civilization (which will soon be renamed the Museum of Canadian History, or something – either way, I hope it stays as “The Civ” to locals forevermore) and specifically, the much-hyped Children’s Museum that it houses.

It was raining. I have 13 month old twins. So, you know, rather than the regular gong show, it was a wet one. One of them had refused a nap and I was leaving 45 minutes before I should have put her down because sometimes you just have to go for it. All this to say, the day had a lot working against it. Continue reading

Vendredation Day RETURNS!
September 2, 2011, 9:29 am
Filed under: a & e, babies, events, recommendations

Vendredation Day, back when I was cool and lived downtown with my boyfriend, used to be about restaurants and cool places. Those days are over people. *Sniffle*

As noted in my previous post, my former lightning-fast speed is, well, gone. I’m now slow. At least in terms of movement, which is important to me, because I like to, and used to, move A LOT and I always did so quickly.

So, when told to go off work to prevent pre-term labour (success, by the way), I had to find ways to occupy my ADHD-self. Here are some suggestions for investments and activities that I would highly recommend. Continue reading