The Auntie Chronicles

I thought I’d start a new series about being an aunt. There are a lot of mommy blogs but nothing really about (or for) aunts and the children that they love.

I’ve got a niece. She’s two and I think she’s fabulous. The Auntie Chronicles will be about the relationship between the two of us. I expect a lot of it will be her asking me to do things and me doing them because I’m a suck.

I wrote this article earlier this year but unfortunately it didn’t make it to publication.

Suburban vs. Urban Divide: Toronto

It never occurred to me that the suburbanites and urbanites were at war with each other until the last mayoral election. I’ve always thought the two regions were like neighbours who are barely courteous to each other when they meet. Instead , they spend their time peering through the curtains and gossiping about each other.

Winning and Whining… the Two Lists You Need to Keep

My latest article for Workopolis

We’ve all been there, you’ve submitted your resume and now you’re in the interview. You have all your questions and answers ready and you know you’ll ace the interview and get your dream job.

Then that one question comes and maybe it’s nerves but you can’t answer. You know you have an answer but you just can’t remember it right now. You’ll remember it just as you walk out of the interview, but by then it will be too late.

Gushing: You Curl Curling Wand by ConAir

Indulge me for a moment. I usually don’t do product reviews because everyone does them and this isn’t the purpose of this blog but sometimes I want to give a shout out to a company that makes a product I really, really like and actually use. It’s the You Curl by ConAir and it’s marvellous.

People think having curly hair means washing it, throwing some product in it and you’re done. It really doesn’t.