Hello, America, How Are You?

July 16, 2010

Let me just get this out of the way: being detained and interrogated by the United States Department of Homeland Security because said Department doesn’t find it ‘convincing’ that ‘mom blogging’ could be a ‘business’ (skeptical finger quotes courtesy United States Department of Homeland Security) that warrants travel to conferences is, no question, nothing compared [...]

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A Life With A View

July 15, 2010

We have a nice life, my husband and I and our little family, in our pretty little house in our pretty little town in Ontario. We have a verandah, which is something that I always wanted when I was growing up: a verandah with a pretty wicker bench and soft cushions and a hydrangea vine [...]

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July 14, 2010

(Skaha Bluffs, outside of Penticton, British Columbia, courtesy of Nature. Trip – and opportunity to cross off of life list item #24 -  courtesy of GM Canada and Skaha Rock Adventures. Mad rock-climbing skills courtesy of my vivid imagination.)

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Off The Grid

July 13, 2010

I’ve been off the grid. Like, so far off the grid that I didn’t even have cell service, which maybe sounds like something that is not that bad, but I’m also not with my children, and having no means of contact with the outside world other than a payphone five miles down the road at [...]

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A Little Heart Bursting Never Hurt Anyone

July 9, 2010

Have I hollered enough about the joyfultastic awesomeness that is this? Have you heard just about enough about tutus and New York and walking and skipping and running and wishes and dreams and carpe-ing the diem? Do you have no soul? Then you might want to skip this post. I hope that you won’t, but [...]

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A Hysterical Pregnancy Is A Wish That A Desperate Uterus Makes

July 7, 2010

Last week, in a fit of confusion and something that tasted a little bit like desperation salted with hope, I wrote what follows. I didn’t publish it, of course, because even though I tend to be pretty confessional in this space, I am, at the end of the day, loathe to post anything that makes [...]

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You Only Wish That You Were This Patriotic

July 1, 2010

Canada Day means never having to say you’re sorry for sporting temporary maple leaf tattoos on your navel.

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The Heart Stays Home

June 25, 2010

I’m speaking at the EVO conference this weekend, in Utah, which is really so much prettier than I expected – why I didn’t expect it to be so pretty is a mystery that I’m not going to probe right now, but I thought that I should I state it for the record – and I [...]

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Monday’s Just Another Word For ‘Is It Friday Yet?’

June 21, 2010

Today is one of those days, the kind of day in which you get totally stuck on one more or less unresolvable issue and you have to decide whether or not to devote your energies to figuring out if there’s any way, any way at all, of dealing with that issue, part of which involves [...]

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I Have Heard The Mermaids Singing

June 17, 2010

After four days of being confined to bed, feeling as though one’s lungs are collapsing under the weight of a thousand stepdancing leprechauns who, when their legs get tired, relax by stabbing one in the ears with the pointy end of the rainbow, it’s hard to avoid feeling glumly reflective and moodily obsessive about, say, [...]

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