June 2011

Project 365: Friends, flowers, feet and porches

18 June 2011 Photo of the Day

Funny how the Muse comes and goes, eh? The last two weeks, I was definitely just going through the motions with the photography thing, but this week my spark reignited and I’m feeling passionate about pictures again. It was a very photogenic (and more than a little bit silly) week! I love this picture, partly […]

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Ontario’s new online organ donor registry is live!

16 June 2011 Life, the Universe and Everything

In 2005, I wrote a post about organ donation, and I wrote one in 2006, and in 2007, too. (You’ll see why organ donation is dear to my heart later in this post.) Yesterday, I heard that Ontario has finally set up an online organ donation registry: beadonor.ca According to Ontario’s health minister, more than […]

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Around the corner

14 June 2011 Mothering without a licence

It continues to amaze me that the most remarkable milestones in the boys’ social and emotional development seem to happen unpredictably and completely without precursor and, even more astonishingly, with pretty much no intention or intervention on my part. It’s early Saturday afternoon and I’ve just returned from my weekly grocery adventure. I’m unpacking cereal […]

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Crazy garbage-picking wife

13 June 2011 Happy @ home

That’s what Beloved called me last week when I returned from errands with yet another car-load of other people’s junk, rescued from the curbside. “I’m going to start calling you ‘crazy garbage-picking wife,’” he said, while helping me pull the old, probably antique desk out of the car and carry it down to Simon’s room. […]

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Project 365: Story telling

11 June 2011 Photo of the Day

I still haven’t figured out if I have a personal style in my photography or what it might be, but I do realize now that I have two primary goals: telling stories and celebrating beauty. Both compulsions come from within; the sheer volume of the blog speaks to my need to tell stories, the magpie […]

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Fantastic Summer Camp Giveaway from our newest sponsor, Starr Gymnastics

9 June 2011 Ottawa Family Fun

You know I’m fairly selective about the companies that I endorse, and even more so for the ones that I accept as sponsors for the blog. That’s why I’m extra excited today to be able to tell you about our latest sponsor, an amazing Ottawa company that I’ve been appreciating for years. And! They’re offering […]

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Crowdsourcing: Recommendations for online backup?

6 June 2011 Editorial asides

Hey bloggy peeps, I need your advice. Beloved and I have been discussing online backup of our computers for a while, but haven’t yet got around to it. I happened to say this weekend that I really, really want to get around to this before it’s too late — and today, my 1TB back-up drive […]

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IHF Weekly Challenge: From a distance

6 June 2011 Life in Ottawa

I had so much fun with the I Heart Faces weekly photo challenge the first time I played that I wanted to try again. This week’s challenge is “From a Distance” and I thought this capture from last summer would be perfect. This is the statue of Samuel de Champlain, one of the first Europeans […]

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Project 365: Festivals and other family fun

5 June 2011 Photo of the Day

It’s been a long week. I have to admit, I kinda ran out of steam with the picture-taking, and a lot of other stuff, this week. I still managed to take a picture each day, but there were a few days that I was doing it more out of obligation than joy. Funny, last time […]

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Photo credit!

3 June 2011 Mothership Photography

Photo credit!, a photo by Dani_Girl on Flickr. Via Flickr: My first print photo credit appeared this week in our community newspaper, the Manotick Messenger! I was expecting a quarter-page ad, and was delighted to see the ad was a half-page, so my collage took up a whole quarter of the page. 🙂 (I’m particularly […]

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