NAC Winner!

15 March 2010 Uncategorized

Ack, I completely forgot that today at noon I was supposed to choose the winner of the tickets to Mysterioso: Music and Magic at the National Arts Centre! Sorry about that! I just ran the comment numbers through the random number generator, and the winner is lucky #3: Suze!!! Yay! Thanks to the NAC for […]

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This is cool – Invisible Labels from Mabel

1 April 2009 Uncategorized

I’ve said before I’m a fan of Mabel’s Labels, and they just keep setting the bar higher with new and interesting products. They kindly offered me and my readers a limited-time special offer discount of 15% off any order to celebrate the arrival of their new line of Invisible Sticky Labels. I’ve often wanted to […]

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iTunes winner!

19 December 2008 Reviews, promotions and giveaways

Hooray! We have a winner for the iTunes gift card! Congratulations to the tenth commenter on the original post, Madeleine!!! (Bonus points for her 80s reference, and for the cost-saving tip that you can buy gift cards at Costco for less than their face value. I had no idea!!) Thanks to iTunes Canada and their […]

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When brain is fried, memes are good

6 November 2008 Uncategorized

Lucas is sick. Not serious sick, just buckets and buckets of snot sick. So much snot that I’ve given up on kleenex and now use receiving blankets like giant flannel hankies. (A good tip, BTW. Works like a charm!) He’s fitfully asleep in my lap as I type, and I have just enough mobility to […]

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Granny’s Revenge

30 September 2008 Baby days

I was flipping through Tristan’s baby calendar the other day, comparing Tristan and Lucas at seven months of age. (Heartbreakingly, I seem to have lost my 2004 kitchen calendar with all of Simon’s baby milestones. I have every other year since 2001; I’m hoping it presents itself out of the clutter one of these days.) […]

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Twittermoms: the friendliest site on the interwebs

27 September 2008 Uncategorized

As I mentioned recently, I’ve been spending a lot of time on Twitter. Microblogging (you’re limited to a paltry 140 characters) appeals to where I am right now… only one thought at a time need be expressed, without editorializing or rambling. It’s kind of refreshing. Twitter must have been featured at the latest BlogHer or […]

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In which I inform the world about snack foods

13 August 2008 How I love the Interwebs

There is no end to the things I’ve learned through blog. Like, how to parse PHP and SQL on the fly. And also, why slings are better than baby bjorns and some great places to shop online. And about a thousand other things. In return, I try hard to send quality information out into the […]

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Please stand by…

11 August 2008 Uncategorized

I’m in the process of switching blog hosts. I have only the vaguest idea of what I am doing. Expect service interruptions, likely not lasting longer than a day or two. I hope!

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The baby who didn’t like TV

6 August 2008 Uncategorized

Anyone who has been reading for a while knows I’m (cough) pretty lax about the idea of kids and TV. Baby Einstein came crashing on to the scene just about the time Tristan was born, and I have fond memories of plopping him into his exersaucer and queuing up the Baby Mozart for 30 minutes […]

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In which I become just a little bit more jaded

25 June 2008 Life, the Universe and Everything

Beloved and I have an ongoing debate. I believe the best in people, and for the most part I like people. I think, on the whole, people are good. Beloved likes few people, and mistrusts the population as a whole. Beloved locks doors and windows obsessively; I am cavalier about such things, locking car doors […]

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