February 2009

NSTeens: Helping teens make safer online choices

19 February 2009 Mothering without a licence

I like to consider myself a full citizen of the online generation. There’s little doubt that the Internet plays a huge role – a huge and beneficial role – in my life. But many’s the time when I’ve thanked my lucky stars that the Web didn’t exist when I was a teenager. Aside from being […]

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Celebrity sightings?

18 February 2009 Books

I’m pulling this conversation out of the comments from yesterday’s post, which has turned to minor (and major) celebrity encounters. Share your celebrity sighting (or, erm, stalking) stories here! Margaret Atwood was mentioned in the last set of comments, and I have a story of my own to add – one that nicely straddles the […]

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Free 10-issue digital Pregnancy mag

17 February 2009 Consumer culture

Via RedFlagDeals, this offer for 10 free issues of Pregnancy Magazine’s digital edition. I loved pg magazines almost as much when I was pg as I did when we were infertile and TTC. Can’t beat the price at any cost!

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Stalking President Obama

17 February 2009 Life in Ottawa

Barack Obama is coming to Ottawa on Thursday. Even though there is no public appearance scheduled, I work just steps away from Parliament Hill and the ceremonial route to the airport, so I don’t think I’ll be able to resist stepping out and joining what they’re predicting will be massive crowds lining the streets, hoping […]

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Working my social media networks

16 February 2009 How I love the Interwebs

I spent the weekend spamming my family, friends, acquaintances, and more than a few random strangers, grubbing votes for the “Send a Blogger to BlogHer” contest. Since I work(ed) in social media, I’ve got a pretty good idea of how to run a social media campaign, and that’s more or less how I’ve been approaching […]

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A rambly ode to the Canadian health care system

15 February 2009 Canadianisms

By Friday of last week, Lucas had been sick for three days. Fever, green snot, bad cough and most troubling, increasing lethargy. I gave up waiting it out and tried to get an appointment with our ped, but by the time I got through around 11 am, the answering machine said they were completely booked […]

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Day one of begging for votes, and already she’s exploiting the kids

13 February 2009 It IS all about me

This is what happens at the intersection of “Oh crap, I need to take a photo today!” and “Oh crap, how am I ever going to get enough people to vote to send me to BlogHer?” How could you deny this cutie? If you haven’t already, pleasevote for me!!!!

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Vote for me, vote for me, oh please please please won’t you vote for me?

12 February 2009 How I love the Interwebs

**earsplitting squee** Remember last week when I wrote that rather locquacious ramble through my own archives that masqueraded as an entry into Mabel’s Labels’ “Send a blogger to BlogHer” contest? I had such fun writing it, but it was really only a lark. I mean, can you imagine what Beloved would say if I ditched […]

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From captcha oracle to captcha syndrome

11 February 2009 Editorial asides

I’ve spent idle moments in the last week re-reading and thoroughly enjoying our bloggy adventures this time last year. Remember these post about liveblogging the labour? Your comments are more fun that the posts themselves! (*coughasusualcough*) And reading your congratulatory notes on the post about Lucas’s arrival and naming the “Player to be Named Later” […]

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Project 365 week 3 and a Winterlude interlude

10 February 2009 Life in Ottawa

I’m having a lot more success being creative with my camera than with my keyboard lately. Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words, I guess! I’ve been having fun looking for things to photograph, but I had no idea that sorting through the daily snaps (I seem to get between five and thirty […]

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