September 2009

In which my vexatious breast get a check-up

17 September 2009 It IS all about me

I‘ve been meaning to blog about my mammogram appointment for a while now, but I kept forgetting how many Ms were in mmamogram. In case you missed it, at my annual check-up this year my doctor pronounced me ridiculously healthy, at the lowest possible risk score for my age, except she found a “nodule” in […]

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Ottawa’s Hidden Treasures: Valley View little animal farm

15 September 2009 Ottawa Family Fun

I‘m on a “Ottawa’s Hidden Treasures” tear these days! The photos from this post were actually taken a couple of weeks ago, but I’m just getting around to posting them now. No wonder we’re not getting any housework done — every time the sun shines, I feel the need to pack the boys up and […]

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Hello Goodbye

13 September 2009 It IS all about me

Just dropping in to say fare ye well, all. Beloved brought home Beatles Rockband for the Wii yesterday, and we tried it out this afternoon. It’s way too much fun. No really? WAY too much fun. Since I simply don’t have any more room in my life for a new addiction, I’m going to have […]

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Mothership Photography giveaway winners!

12 September 2009 Reviews, promotions and giveaways

T hank you so much for your kind words and enthusiastic support of the Mothership Photography shop on Etsy! I was so excited to see your comments and tweets and blog posts that I decided to give away not one but five original prints. Here are the winners, in the order they were chosen by […]

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Twitter 101 for Parents

11 September 2009 How I love the Interwebs

Toying with the idea of Twitter, but don’t know where or why to start? My friend and bloggy mentor Ann Douglas has put together this amazing post on twitter resources for parents — how and why you might want to use it. It’s great stuff!

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Project 365: Storytelling

11 September 2009 Photo of the Day

Before I start with the pictures this week, I’d like to take a moment to say a huge thank you to all of you for your encouragement during my project 365 trip and especially on the launch of the Etsy shop this week. I was genuinely touched by your responsiveness, by your kind words, by […]

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On celebrity and social media

10 September 2009 How I love the Interwebs

Last week, I was tickled to stumble across this fun list of “cool Canadians on Twitter.” I don’t know why, but Canadian celebrities just seem more accessible, somehow, don’t they? I promptly started following Bryan Adams, William Shatner, Jann Arden, Rick Mercer, Brent Butt, the Tragically Hip, Matthew Perry, and Great Big Sea on Twitter, […]

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Ottawa’s Hidden Treasures: Britannia Beach sunset

9 September 2009 Ottawa Family Fun

For more than 15 years, I lived in Ottawa completely oblivious to Britannia Beach. I’d visited Mooney’s Bay, Lac Phillip, Meech Lake and scores of others, but none came close to the Lake Huron beaches of my childhood growing up in London. Then one happy summer, we discovered Britannia Beach, and it’s just not summer […]

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Burt’s Bees Winner!

9 September 2009 Reviews, promotions and giveaways

Congratulations to Nat of From Nat’s Brain, winner of the Burt’s Bees gift pack and one slightly used copy of Hell is Other Parents! Wow, that was a huge response! I wish I could have given something to everyone, especially those of you who really need a pick-me-up right now. For all of you facing […]

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10 ways to know you made a good picture

8 September 2009 Photography

(I’m annoyed with Twitter right now, so I pulled this from Twitter to my sideblog!) This is an excellent little checklist from photographer Scott Bourne to evaluate your photographs. Very simple, but quite helpful set of reminders: 10 ways to know you made a good picture. This is the one I have to really keep […]

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