March 2007

Real moms

20 March 2007 Life, the Universe and Everything

Chantal at Breadcrumbs in the Butter (one of the funniest moms I know) tagged me for this meme on real moms. The idea is to use the phrase “real moms” as a writing prompt. I loved what she wrote, and had a hard time deciding where I wanted to go with this one. Real moms […]

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I can’t believe I’m writing a post about urinals

19 March 2007 Life, the Universe and Everything

I like to think I know from boys. Growing up, I spent a lot more time hanging out with boys than with girls, espeically in those teen years when gender differences become prevalent. Then I married not one but two guys (although not at the same time), and of course I contributed to the world’s […]

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A Just Post Award

18 March 2007 Meta-blogging

Just a quick post to say a very belated thanks to Mad Hatter and Jen at One Plus Two were kind enough to award me one of February’s Just Post Awards for my Code Blue for Daycare rant. I’m absurdly pleased by this. And be warned, I’m also encouraged. Just this morning, I choked on […]

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Random blog silliness

16 March 2007 Life, the Universe and Everything

I know, I still owe you a post for Tristan’s birthday. It’s okay, as long as I get it in before he’s old enough to read, I’m good. In the meanwhile, in lieu of anything particularly thought provoking or time consuming, I thought I’d steal this idea from Mama Tulip. Four of these five statements […]

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A Message from the Department of Commerce

15 March 2007 Editorial asides

If you’ve been around for a while, you’ll remember the wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth over the whole issue of ads on the blog. Not just anybody’s blog, mind you – you want to put ads on your blog, more power to you. Nope, I was just angsting about ads on my blog. […]

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My Visual DNA

14 March 2007 It IS all about me

A neat new take on memes! Read my VisualDNA™ Get your own VisualDNA™ (If you click through, just start selecting the pix that appeal to you, and it will analyze your choices at the end.)

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Pressure

13 March 2007 It IS all about me

This working and mothering thing? Not so easy. Okay, so most of the time, we achieve a reasonable balance. I admit, my job is easy on the family in that I work early hours, am home most days by 4:30, and almost never work overtime. This week? Flaming exception. Between last Tuesday and yesterday, I […]

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Blogging for freebies

10 March 2007 Life, the Universe and Everything

Remember back last summer, when I was part of that free Nokia smartphones for bloggers campaign? I am feeling almost ridiculously priviledged to be lucky enough to be part of another PR blogger outreach campaign, this one for the Motorola KRZR phone. Two free phones in a year – how lucky am I? So, you […]

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Twenty years of U2

9 March 2007 Life, the Universe and Everything

My mom sent me an e-mail to complain yesterday because she was patiently waiting for my love letter to Tristan, and she got a post on Tim Hortons instead. (I tell ya!) Sorry, Mom, but you’re going to have to wait another day, because I won’t write that post to Tristan until I can do […]

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The Canadian-est invention ever

8 March 2007 Canadianisms

It’s a reliable sign of the end of the Canadian winter. No, not the lengthening days, the appreciable warmth of the sun on a frosty day, not even the first day you decide you can safely leave the house in shoes rather than fur-lined mukluks. Spring is truly on the way when the already long […]

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