June 2007

Stalking Stephen King

15 June 2007 Away we go

I was 10 years old when I picked up a copy of Firestarter that my mom left lying on an ottoman. I was fascinated by the story of Charlie McGee, the little girl who could light fires simply by thinking about them, and by the way she was treated as a lab project. I became […]

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Thomas the Tank Engine toy recall

14 June 2007 PSA

A friend at work sent me this link today, and I was positively stunned. RC2, the American makers of the wooden Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends toys, has issued a recall on a number of engines and accessories over fears that the paint on the engines could contain lead. (!!) (I shudder to think […]

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Talk amongst yourselves

14 June 2007 Life, the Universe and Everything

Ugh. Not feeling well today. I’ve been really lucky with my headaches lately, as they are becoming increasingly rare. Unfortunately, right now when I do get one there’s not much to do but pray that the Tylenol works and crawl back into bed. But now that you’re here, you can’t just wander away. In anticipation […]

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Book review: Sweet Ruin

13 June 2007 Books

Today, I’m hosting a stop on MotherTalk’s blog book tour for Cathi Hanauer’s Sweet Ruin. (Disclosure: this means I get a free copy of the book and a small honourarium from MotherTalk.) This was almost a 10-pages-in book review, because coming into the weekend I just wasn’t sure I’d be able to finish it in […]

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Yay day!

12 June 2007 Ah, me boys

It’s been a few weeks since we’ve celebrated a yay day around here. The sun is shining and it’s two weeks until our Bar Harbor vacation, which are two things worth celebrating all on their own right, but I have more! My bliss right now comes from the fact that I’ve been able to spend […]

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The lost post

11 June 2007 Life, the Universe and Everything

Some time between midnight and two in the morning, I woke up with a perfectly brilliant idea for a post. I lay awake for a moment, working out the details and crafting the structure. As I stumbled to the bathroom and back to bed, I actually laughed out loud a little bit with delight at […]

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Six week update

8 June 2007 Postcards from my uterus

Since I peed on the stick last week, I have only thought about being pregnant 682,465 times. This, I’m sure you will agree, is a remarkable improvement in restraint and shows definite progress in my attempts to curb the more obsessive side of my personality. This new zen attitude thing is really working out for […]

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Episode 156 of the daycare saga: the one with the nanny

7 June 2007 Working and mothering

What’s that, you say? You’re dying for another long, rambly post to update you on the endless saga of our search for quality, affordable child care? Far be it from me to deny you the joy of a post like that. So. Last time you saw our heroine, she had recently had the rug yanked […]

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Public Service Announcement – Safe Kids Week

6 June 2007 PSA

(I wrote this last week and then forgot to post it. While it’s no longer Safe Kids Week, I still think this is important information. Since I wrote it, another three year old child in the city has died by drowning in the family’s above-ground backyard pool.) *** It’s not often I get a press […]

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Book review: Writing Motherhood

6 June 2007 Books

It’s my turn to host another stop on a MotherTalk blog tour, this one for Lisa Garrigues’ book, Writing Motherhood: Tapping Into Your Creativity as a Writer and a Mother. (Disclosure: for writing this review, I get a free copy of the book and a small honourarium from MotherTalk.) The irony is that I have […]

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