Category Archives: I Ponder

Two Balls of Wool

I learned to knit around the time that Paul and I got together, almost eight years ago. For my first knitting project, I bought wool that should have been spun into a skein. I didn’t know and got it all … Continue reading

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Early Adopters

Since becoming a parent, I’ve been awed by some other parents whom I’ve met. They are the parents who adopt children who have had tumultuous beginnings. In my old neighbourhood, I met the mom of a little girl who was … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to My Brother(-in-Law)

After a three-year fight with cancer, my brother-in-law, Rick Murray, passed away last week. He was only 47-years-old. I’m posting the speech/eulogy I gave for two reasons. The first is simply because I like to have an archive of my … Continue reading

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So Long 2011

I’ve been wanting to write an end-of-year post, but I haven’t had much time until now. So here it is, a little late. My Facebook status for New Year’s Eve was “good riddance 2011”. I really felt that way. I’m … Continue reading

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An Uninvited, Yet Rather Promising Visitor: The Kindle Touch

If you know anything about me, you probably know that I’m an avid reader. (Well, I was before James’ arrival.) I love books – their smell, their paper, their covers, their typography and, most importantly, their stories. I’ve had to … Continue reading

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Four Things I Never Knew About Motherhood

Yes, I expected to be tired from sleep deprivation. I also expected to love my babe lots and lots and because of it, to lose my ability to be an extra-ordinary multi-tasker. Sure, all of that is par for the … Continue reading

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Time is of the Essence

A while ago, I wrote about healthcare and maternity leave in the U.S.A. I had suspected that having next to no maternity leave would negatively affect the overall consensus on breastfeeding. From my experience so far, I was right. The … Continue reading

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Here’s to August

August has started out well. So much so, that Paul and I think it may turn out to be the month that rights the craziness of this year. I think it’s time to take a look back on this insane … Continue reading

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Perspective

This week I really felt disheartened when James didn’t get to leave the NICU. It was the fourth (maybe fifth?) time his homecoming had been changed. Of course I want him to be ready, but when I heard of yet … Continue reading

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Profile of a Preemie Parent

Alright, I admit, I couldn’t resist an alliteration for the title. More accurately, this post is about NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) moms – moms of extremely premature babies, which are babies born at 24 to 32 weeks. You see, … Continue reading

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