Why I Vote

I kind of can't believe that I feel the need to write this post. As some of you know we are having an election in Ontario. For those of you who don't know, Ontario is the province with the largest population in Canada.  We have a parliamentary system in Canada so we vote for our local … Continue reading

Parenting Rob Ford

Some of you may have heard of this Rob Ford character.  He is the current Mayor of Toronto and the revelations coming out of and about him over the past few weeks have been astonishing and crazy and unbelievable.  I've attempted to write this post a few times and it has been a challenge because … Continue reading

Remembrance Day and Hope

I just got back from the Remembrance Day assembly at my kids' school.  It is the first time since I was a kid myself that I have attended a school Remembrance Day assembly.  Typically I go for the big public ceremonies.  I live in Ottawa and so I typically go to the national service at the … Continue reading

Lest We Forget

Today is Remembrance Day.  Today we pause our busy lives and we remember those who fought the wars and the peace to give us the countries and lives we have today. Today I remember my grandfather who served in the British Merchant Marine, my grandmother who lived in London throughout WWII and … Continue reading

Aviva Community Fund

My kids go to Vincent Massy Public School in Ottawa and our school could use a new playground for the 130 Kindergarten students. This year we started full-day kindergarten and my five year old is enjoying her full days at school and learning lots of new things.  The playground which was never … Continue reading