The new Valentine's Day order

It seems we have reached the conundrum that all parents reach. If we didn't have kids, Valentine's might still be an excuse to get romantic, make each...

When good husbands try too hard

I adore my husband. He's a great partner and an even greater dad to our kids. But sometimes, he's so good, I just want to smack him. Case in point:...

Supplementing the guilt

I am feeling the mother of all guilt, but I really need some sleep. After nearly six months of being treated like a cow, I could use a break. At least...

Children get a crash course in wine-making

I know I'll be branded a lefty when I say that European attitudes toward children appeal to me. But here goes. In France, children have Wednesdays off...

Old men: creepy or nice?

I had a bizarre experience a a few weekends ago. One that I've been contemplating and wondering about ever since. We had headed downtown and decided...

Addiction of the Week: Yo Gabba Gabba

It is a crime that we do not get Yo Gabba Gabba in Canada. I know that Rog did not care for this show, but for my husband and I (having grown up in...

The Year of the Rat

The best part of Chinese New Year is that it offers everyone who started the year out badly, a fresh start. Well 2008 is not looking as bright as last...

The Love List

It's not often that I'm able to catch Oprah. (Shocking I know! A SAHM doesn't watch Oprah and eat bonbons every day at 4 pm?) But sometimes nap...

Whining and Dining: the fastest meal in the West

If you're anything like me, planning isn't your forte. I remember rushing home after work, after the daycare pick-up, only to look in my fridge and...

For the girly-girl: Twirly Girl clothes

When I found out I was having a son, I raced to the high-end fashion mecca department store where my sister worked at the time. Ultrasound in hand, I...

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