No revenue? Then what’s the point of this blog?


Reflections on time, priorities and what we are all doing here My mom got her real estate licence at the age of 55. (Prior to this, she and my dad owned a business and self published two books.) At a time when many people are planning and looking forward to retirement, she was planning on starting a […]

Just a minute…let me take off my mask


This guy once told me I wasn’t very memorable. I didn’t ask him to explain, because I just wanted to change the subject. But that comment remained with me for the next 20 years. Although I was offended, I think I now understand what he meant. We had attended elementary school together and 10 years […]

Audio – In a stereotype-free world, not all skunks are bad


    My first audio post! Description: The challenges of fostering a stereotype-free mindset in my children, while acknowledging my own assumptions and misconceptions. Length: 8:13 Sources: Russell Peters clip approved by Russell Peters Management, Music licensed by AudioJungle *Please Like, Share or Comment*     Icon Copyright: alexwhite / 123RF Stock Photo     […]

From Embarrassed to Enlightened: Becoming a Better Mother…and Writer


As a young girl, I didn’t see the resemblance. Now, it’s hard to ignore: I am the mirror image of my mother’s 40-something-year-old self. At this point in my life, this is less of a revelation and more of a life-changing insight into who I am – as an adult, as a parent and as […]

Storm? No problem. I’m going camping


We just got back from what has become our annual family camping trip to Algonquin Park and I’m realizing that camping really takes commitment. If you are planning a trip with a camping enthusiast, as my husband is, you have to be committed to going, even if: there is a thunderstorm; you are on your […]

Whom should I ask? Mom or Google?


Although her facts may be out of date, the internet could never teach patience and true love the way she can A couple of random facts about myself: I went to my first New Year’s Eve dance party when I was six months old. I tuck my young kids into bed at 8:00 pm every […]

Queen of the less-than-perfect comeback gives son advice on how to be assertive


I just thought of a really good comeback for that cranky, rude woman…the one who, at Tim Hortons, complained that my crying baby was disturbing her… …too bad that incident happened five years ago. Yes, I am one who will think up a deliciously, witty response…just, a bit too late. Other than George Costanza, I […]

My 3-year-old has a temper like Taylor Swift


My two young sons were arguing recently. It wasn’t an unusual occurrence. However, when they settled down, my youngest son turned to me and, with a huge smile, sang, “Now we have bad blood, it used to be mad love.” Innocent enough. But what do I say when he asks me about the lyrics with […]

Parenting…mostly with my head above water


I’ve been treading water well lately. I can go for about 90 seconds. Knowing that I have two young sons and a pool in the backyard, my instructor wants me to be able to get to the point where I can tread, while managing the weight of a child. I’m fine when I have my […]

Inspired to do some cool sh*t…but wait, I have to change my son’s diaper first


I recently read the book “Do Cool Sh*t,” by Miki Agrawal, thinking it would give me some much-needed inspiration after being at home with the kids for almost five years. And, although it is a very good read – filled with practical business-start up tips and memorable anecdotes – I was left feeling old and […]