Bad Is the New Good

Stand In The Place Where You Drop Your Chocolate Nibs

March 16, 2011

That’s me, at the Rogers Centre in Toronto – which is, let it be known, a stadium – with a spotlight on me, and a microphone. And a tutu, of course. And a toddler, who couldn’t understand why Mommy got to stand right at the ice in the spotlight and he didn’t, because, seriously, if [...]

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Stories Hard To Tell

March 2, 2011

For all my talk of the world-changing power of sharing our stories, there are some stories that I have trouble sharing, because they’re too hard to write about, or because I worry about the impact of sharing them, or because they’re not my stories, and even if I have permission to share someone else’s story [...]

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I Can See Your Halo

February 24, 2011

Today, I’m flying to New Jersey, because New Jersey is awesome, but also because Johnson & Johnson is there, and I kind of work for them – as a social media ambassador slash advisor on all things related to moms in social media using social media for social good, which is one of those job [...]

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Things That Are Awesome, Random Wednesday In February Edition

February 9, 2011

Things that are awesome: 1.) Being asked to open Disney On Ice / Toy Story 3 On Ice – in a tutu – and knowing that a portion of ticket sales will be donated to Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy in Tanner’s name. I’m probably going to cry, which is going to be disorienting, you know, [...]

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I Can Hear Clearly Now

February 1, 2011

Another note from my sister, in thanks for all of your comments here… Thank you all for all the love and support; and thank you to my beautiful big sister. We are at BC Children’s Hospital this week getting further prognoses for Tanner, a measure of the time we have left…

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The Heart Is A Muscle (Pass It On)

January 31, 2011

From my sister: I read and reread the comments to all of my sister’s posts about Tanner. I do follow them but have never made one myself. I am a strong woman and a mother… I thought I knew what I was capable of, I thought I could beat my demons by pushing my body [...]

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You And I Were Meant To Fly, And, Also Tweet (On Wheelchairs And Internets And Raising Our Voices, Oh My)

January 19, 2011

Once upon a time, in an Internet far, far away – which is to say, 6 months ago – I tweeted about Air Canada. I tweeted about them a few times, actually – I tweeted that they’d broken my nephew’s wheelchair, and I tweeted that they were working to replace it, and then I tweeted [...]

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I Have Decided To Stick With Love

January 17, 2011

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” Thus spake Martin Luther King. Sort of. He actually said this:

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Women Are Heroes. WE Are Heroes.

January 13, 2011

This film was previewed at TED Women in December. I was there. I cried. I also laughed – a lot – but the crying really ruined my make-up, so. They were good tears, though: this is a moving, inspiring, empowering film. You should try to see it. It was released yesterday. Really, find some way [...]

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What Happens In Vegas

January 10, 2011

… actually doesn’t stay in Vegas when you’re a blogger. (I need about sixteen naps before I recover my ability to write English in complete, grammatical sentences. Until then, I have nothing to say about Las Vegas and CES but this: SHINY. VERY SHINY.) (Which, as it happens, describes Ms. Alli’s sequined beanie in the [...]

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