Blog 4 of Top 25 Canadian Mom Blogs
Favorite Blog Posts
- Angelina Jolie Was Once a Chunky Young Woman
- It's Not a Dudley DoRight Experience
- If You Ever Had Enough
What topics do you cover on your blog?
I write about life as it happens to me personally and to those around me, so there are few topics I haven't touched upon or would not consider. For the most part, I write about being those things woman: wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and how wonderful, tiring, irritating or just plain work any of those roles can be depending on how the stars line up that day. I've been a public school teacher and I teach yoga, so those topics are dear to me too. Life altering events that have touched me and mine are fodder for posts, including: widowhood, second marriages and family blending, infertility, aging parents, dysfunctional siblings, dealing with substance abuse in the family and in-law issues. Currently I am a writer who blogs and keeps house, husband and child in good working order and certain not in that order. I can be a bit political and a tad philosophical, and I hope that sometimes I am interesting and entertaining as well.
What do you like most about raising a child in Canada?
There are many things I like about Canada in terms of child-rearing. There is an emphasis on respect that ranges from the environment to national and civic pride to one's neighbours. But there is also a rugged individualism that's fostered in Canada and even though people might not always agree with different points of view, the idea that we are allowed to be different from each other isn't questioned.
Can you recommend a great children's show on Canadian television?
It's been a while since my daughter watched children's television. We gave up cable/commercial television when she started grade school. She is hitting her tweens now and "too old" for such shows anyway, but Toopy and Binoo and, of course, Pocoyo,were great favorites. I liked them too because they captivated her imagination rather than just giving her something to look at, listen to and be distracted by. The Big Comfy Couch was a favorite and reminded me a bit of the old Captain Kangaroo show I used to watch as a small child back in the States.
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