Today was Thanksgiving Monday in Canada, normally a day set aside for turkey dinners, family and loafing around trying to wear off the effects of the turkey coma that inevitably sets in. It wasn’t the case at our house. Having had two lovely dinners on Saturday and Sunday and being working parents with a toddler, [...]
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Anyone who has used Twitter knows that the handle you choose is rivalled only by the avatar picture you post. Just like Facebook, people come to associate you with a picture, a visual representation of who you are. Sometimes its wacky, sometimes it’s sultry and sometimes it’s just a regular ol’ photograph taken by someone’s [...]
Normally I don’t like to talk about my work in my blog. As you know I have a “day job” and it’s no big secret I am in communications/public relations, it’s just a personal thing. Like mixing two sets of very different friend groups, there are times when you want to keep things separate for [...]
According to family legend (ahem-my mother) I was a child who liked things a certain way. For those who know me this comes as no big shock as it’s often the fodder for much ribbing in my household (ahem-my husband) but I can’t help it, I’m particular. It must’ve been just how I was born [...]
I wish I had a magic sled. I wish I could just hop on my magic sled and have it transport me back in time. I’d love to see what it was like during medieval times (the real deal not the dinner and show!) or North America before European settlers came or even just to [...]
I’ll admit that I was initially taken with Mary Jane Gerber’s illustration on the cover of Tuk and the Whale by Raquel Rivera (ISBN: 9780888996893, Groundwood Books, 2008) which is why I picked it up (yes its natural to gravitate towards a book because of its cover-that’s why they aren’t blank!) I was drawn to [...]
Okay, I’ll apologize for perpetuating the stereotype that we Canadians say “eh” all the time by including it in the title. I was being a little satirical but then I remembered that this is a children’s book blog. It’s just that I’ve just finished reading Oh, Canada! By Per-Henrik Gürth (ISBN: 9781554533749, Kids Can Press, [...]