I tend to do many things at the same time because, let's face it, women are especially good at multi-tasking. For instance, I will help my kids with their homework while making dinner and paying the bills online. I will workout with friends so we can catch up while squeezing in some cardio. Recently … [Read more...]
That’s Not My Milton: In Defense Of Canada’s Fastest Growing Town
About a month ago, I pitched a blog to my editor about what it is like to live in the fastest growing community in Canada. Holiday season and parenthood have gotten in the way and it’s taken me longer to get around to it than I’d planned. Turns out that was a good thing. Earlier this week, a … [Read more...]
TV Host Michael Lagimodiere Chats About GIVER!
I'm often chatting to friends and family about how we can "give back" to our community. We are often bombarded with requests for donations and we all do what we can do, right? I also believe in "doing" is very much part of "giving". It's equally as important to give time and effort. I strongly … [Read more...]
It’s Not So Cold on the West Coast
If you've seen How to Be a Vancouverite, or if you are one, or if you know any of us, you know how uniquely weird we can be. We effing love kale, and it's a joke how much that isn't a joke. If you've ever been here or moved here or tried to make friends outside of work or school, maybe you know how … [Read more...]
The Hate Letter / The Thank You Letter
Unless you live under a rock, you've no doubt by now heard about the hate filled, horrific letter that was sent to the family of a boy with autism in the Oshawa area. I haven't commented on any of the links that I have seen posted throughout my newsfeed. I just can't even imagine that someone … [Read more...]
My friend Aimee and the C-word
When I first discovered I had acquired a fetus, I had some ... reservations. The whole situation was rife with pros and cons, and which column was longer depended on how many times I had thrown up that day. I told Aimee, and she said we should go out for dinner. "Are you eating?" she asked, and I … [Read more...]
Nothing “no fun” about KindMob.
Depending who you talk to, Vancouver's got a reputation for having a bit of an attitude problem - a complex, even. We're distracted and unfriendly - cold and cliquish at worst. And even though it's expensive here and it rains all the damn time, according to a 2012 survey from The Vancouver … [Read more...]
Tolerance and An Open Mind
I created UrbanMoms and I still, seven years later, feel passionate and protective of this space and the community. We have grown and changed but, at the core, our values are still the same - Your Voice. Your Place. My goal was always to represent the diversity that is Canada. I wanted to give a … [Read more...]
Tooting Our Small Town Horn
Actually we're tooting a trumpet. I love the town I live in. I grew up in Brampton and when we moved to this little town back in '94 I wondered where the eff my parents thought they were going. Farms? A marketplace but no big mall? No public transit?Over time I fell in love … [Read more...]
THIS is Community.
I love my neighbourhood. It is urban and busy. The houses and lots are smaller but the community is close knit and I really appreciate being a part of it. Sometimes I forget how lucky we are but last night was a perfect reminder of why this neighbourhood is so fabulous. Halloween in my 'hood … [Read more...]