Book Review: At the Water’s Edge

Book Review: At the Water’s Edge

Posted by: on Mar 30, 2015 | No Comments
Publisher's Synopsis: Gruen returns to the kind of storytelling she excelled at in Water for Elephants: a historical timeframe in an unusual setting with a moving love story.  After embarrassing themselves at the social event of the year in high society Philadelphia on New Year’s Eve of 1942, Maddie and Ellis Hyde are cut off financially by Ellis’s father, a former army Colonel who is already embarrassed by his son’s inability to serve in WWII due to his being colour blind. To Maddie’s Read more [...]
My Top Maternity Leave Netflix Streaming Picks (so far)

My Top Maternity Leave Netflix Streaming Picks (so far)

Posted by: on Mar 26, 2015 | 3 Comments
It's the end of March. Somehow that means I'm around half way through my maternity leave! I'm trying to take the glass-half-full approach and think in terms of still having half of my mat leave left rather than being sad that it's already half over. I'm not even close to ready for thinking about leaving my little dude every day. Everyone's biggest question (besides "Is he sleeping through the night?") has been: "What are you watching?". Well, I'm here to publicly share the list of my favourite Read more [...]
Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Posted by: on Mar 19, 2015 | One Comment
For whatever reason, while I was growing up, Brussels sprouts always got a bad rap. On tv or in movies, there was always some kid lamenting being forced to eat his Brussels sprouts. Why one vegetable was so demonized, I will never understand. Especially because they've always been one of my absolute favourites! Until recently my husband wouldn't touch them. It wasn't that he knew he didn't like them, but he thought he didn't. I blame the bad press. When I made these balsamic roasted Brussels Read more [...]
Dear World, Dads Change Diapers Too

Dear World, Dads Change Diapers Too

Posted by: on Mar 11, 2015 | No Comments
You know what's been pissing me off lately? The fact that most men's public restrooms are not equipped with baby changing stations. Seriously, what the heck"?! We have come a long way in societal parenting norms since the 1950s. It is now acceptable to bring babies out in public. It is also now completely commonplace for a child to have TWO contributing parents. Stay-at-home-dads are a thing! Not to mention the fact that there are single male parents and gay parents who also go out with their Read more [...]