When I came online today, the first thing I saw were posts about the Ottawa Catholic School Board’s decision to limit access to the graphic novel Drama to kids in middle and high school only because a few parents were concerned that there is a same sex kiss depicted – and all the ahem drama the […]
What I’ve been writing lately….
In the last decade, a plethora of business and self- improvement books have cropped up – all either extolling the virtues of saying yes or purporting to teach you how to get others to say yes to you. Always the contrarian, I’m going to spend some time explaining why saying ‘no’ has opened my life […]
The first time I remember hearing about cancer, one of my young school friends had been diagnosed with it. Growing up with severe asthma, I spent a lot of time in the hospital and made fast friends with some of the other ‘regulars’ including some who had cancer. Some I saw a lot over the […]
I’ve written before about how Christmas can be a tough time for kids on the spectrum, or kids who have Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), or kids with a host of other special needs that make typical holiday events such as visiting Santa Claus at the local mall almost impossible. In the past two years, more […]
My last #JennDoesTheCapital post was predominantly about the beer – and though I enjoyed quite a few very nice beers over the course of my trip, they weren’t the focus of the next few days. After my exciting trip into the city, and the Beer Clock with dinner, I was ready for bed. Driving is […]
I don’t live all that far from Ottawa – about 5 hours driving, depending on the route. I’ve been to Ottawa a few times – grade 8 trip, grade 11 music trip, with Argonotes for Grey Cup and playoff games, and then in grad school for research. I thought I’d seen all the highlights already […]
If you know me, you know I love a good contest. I can never resist entering for a chance to win something awesome, even if I almost never win anything myself. I also love to share contests with my friends and readers, so when State Farm Canada asked me and a few other influencers to […]