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Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

I've just celebrated a milestone birthday surrounded by people I love. This past decade has been amazing--I can't believe how different my thirties were from my twenties. And so much better in a thousand ways.

Feeling very, very lucky.

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Long Overdue Update!

I can’t seem to update this blog anymore, yet I just can’t quit it! I am going to try to update a little more frequently, just to keep my toes in the water.

To update you: we are all doing great. Cakes continues to be a little firecracker. She is currently obsessed with Kate Middleton. Observe her Halloween costume!

Sherwood is awesome. He’s my sweet little boy. There’s just something about a little boy—it’s indescribable. He turned two in July. Can you believe it!

McHotty is great, and as hot as ever. Work is very interesting. I’ve been working on the eBook side for about a year now, and it’s never a dull moment. A few months ago I moved to a different publishing house, with a much bigger digital team. It’s been a smooth transition, and I’m having a ball.

Next update will be much sooner, I promise!

Monday, November 01, 2010

Happy Hallowe'en!

Bah! There's never any time to update this poor neglected blog. I can tell you that things are really well. Work is going VERY well. And I always have time to post a couple of cute Hallowe'en photos....

Sunday, August 08, 2010


Sherwood turned one on July 29. How did this happen so quickly?

Monday, July 05, 2010

Separation Anxiety

Wow, over a month since I’ve posted here. I’m not keeping up very well. I’ve been managing to post at my book blog about once per week, and I’m contributing to a new book blog at Today’s Parent now. But poor Metro Mama blog is getting dusty.

I always come back here when I’m angsty though, and this time is no exception. The good news is that my employer is sending me on a fabulous course in Vancouver: Simon Fraser’s two-week Book Publishing Immersion program. The course has an excellent reputation, and work is covering all of my expenses, so it is very, very good news. The bad news is that I’m leaving Sunday, and I’m still in the process of weaning Sherwood. Also, he’s still sleeping in our bed. We’ve been trying to make the move to the crib, but it is not going well (I had about two hours sleep last night). McHotty will be looking after him most of the time I’m gone, but he returns to work for two days, and the grandparents will be taking over. They are not prepared to co-sleep. So the pressure’s on. Any tips for me?

I’m actually starting to feel a little sick about leaving him. Unlike his big sister, he is a real mama’s boy. Cakes never seemed to have much trouble separating, but he sticks to me like glue. He’s not going to be happy; nor am I.

Thursday, May 27, 2010



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