December 2005

Blogging Baby Image of the Day – looks familiar!

22 December 2005 Uncategorized

Hey, lookit this! I had submitted a few of my favourite baby pictures to the Blogging Baby photo pool on Flickr, and editor Sarah Gilbert chose one as the Blogging Baby Image of the Day. (She said it was Simon, but it’s actually a picture of Tristan from early last year.) Thanks, Sarah!

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The verdict is in on Intelligent Design

20 December 2005 Uncategorized

I just read about this over on the Bad Astronomy Blog. There has been a trial going on in Dover, Pennsylvania on whether Intelligent Design should be taught in science class along with the theory of evolution. I’ve ranted on this topic before a few times frequently regularly. Here’s the story. In 2004, the Dover […]

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If Einstein had a blog…

20 December 2005 Uncategorized

Stolen from Y-vonne: Your IQ Is 125 Your Logical Intelligence is Below Average Your Verbal Intelligence is Genius Your Mathematical Intelligence is Genius Your General Knowledge is Above Average A Quick and Dirty IQ Test You read it here first. DaniGirl – SU-PER genius! (à la Wile E Coyote)

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Ten-pages-in book review: Blood Memory

20 December 2005 10-pages-in

By special request for James, who happened to ask the other day if I had any forthcoming 10-pages-in book reviews just about the time I was thinking of writing one. I come by my love of reading honestly – one of my dominant memories from childhood is of my mother curled up around a good […]

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Toronto Moms and Breastfeeding

19 December 2005 Uncategorized

Updated December 19: I was curious because I hadn’t heard how the campaign to save the North York General hospital breastfeeding clinic turned out. An article in Sunday’s Globe and Mail confirms the government will not reverse its decision. This is a shame. Without the support I received from the Ottawa Hospital when Tristan was […]

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Deep thoughts

19 December 2005 Uncategorized

Why is it that a single pair of nylons can survive more than ten trips through the wash and dry cycle and live to see the light of day intact, and yet another pair of the exact same brand develops runs in both ankles within ten minutes of pulling them on? And whose idea were […]

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Traditions

19 December 2005 Uncategorized

Can you stand yet another blog about the Christmas season? No? Too bad! Now that I’m (mostly) done my shopping, and spent a frantic Sunday afternoon whipping up shortbread cookies and peanut brittle by the metric tonne, I’m feeling a little more relaxed and ready to enjoy the holidays. I think this is going to […]

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Spirit of the season – and more reasons to cheer!

17 December 2005 Uncategorized

I was sitting in the car, waiting to make a left-hand turn into the queue for Tim Hortons, getting a couple of extra-large coffees as a Saturday morning treat for Beloved and myself. It was mid-morning on Saturday, when all of suburbia is also in the drive-thru line. I was feeling stellar, having already been […]

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Saavy shopper or cheapskate?

16 December 2005 Uncategorized

This is the story of one woman’s obsessive quest to save a few pennies at Christmas. A couple of weeks ago, Simon started showing a lot of interest in Tristan’s Leap Pad (the one for the 4 – 8 year old age range), but we don’t like to leave him alone to play with it, […]

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Terrible tantrums

15 December 2005 Uncategorized

He still has a few weeks to go, but he’s always been a little ahead of the curve. My normally placid, good-natured Simon is entering the terrible twos. Ugh, I’d forgotten about the tantrums. I mean, I have a temper, Tristan has a temper, and Beloved has a temper (on a bad day, stay the […]

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