Archive for the 'Happy' Category

Pelee Spring Song

Yazan: Candace | 28 February 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Canadiana, Culture, Happy, History, Life, School

I want to go to this very very badly. I could even say it’s for school! And for people who like to take pictures/pictures of birds this is the perfect opportunity! More details here. Seeing as how Vincent Lam’s book about history and medicine (on my way to pick it up at the library now!) […]

Breastmilk is Awesome

Yazan: Candace | 25 February 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Activism, Birth, Bodies, Culture, Family, Feminism, Happy, Life, Sexism, Sexuality, Technology, Third Wave

I’ve known for years (almost 14 — the age of my oldest child) that breastmilk is the absolute best thing in the world. Now there’s one more reason why it’s awesome: Breastmilk contains stem cells. Seriously. Check out that article. flickr photo by Hoover Family Photos

Getting Good Smileage

Yazan: Candace | 20 February 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Bodies, Happy, Life, Relationships

I first discovered Smileage at BlogHer 2007 in Chicago. I’m not sure where I picked it up or who put it there, but I came home with a tube of it in my swag bag. I have dry and sensitive skin and have tried a lot of different lotions, creams, and lip balms and I […]

My Sons Learned to Dive

Yazan: Candace | 11 February 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Bodies, Culture, Family, Happy, Life, Relationships

We went to the pool last weekend. My daughter has always been a fish. She’s been swimming since she was an infant and has always loved it. I don’t think I ever taught her to go underwater, she just always could. She wowed the lifeguards with her butterfly stroke and I just wondered where she […]

Framing Life

Yazan: Candace | 13 December 2007 | 1 Comment
Categories: Activism, Bodies, Culture, Family, Feminism, Feminist Theory, Happy, Life, Relationships, Spirituality, Third Wave, Women's Studies

I have been collecting frames for the past two years or so. When I see a cheap or clearance frame I buy it and stash it away because framed photos make great gifts and because I’ve always wanted a home with treasured photos hung all around. I did that a little bit at my old […]

Counsellor, housekeeper, or personal trainer?

Yazan: Candace | 15 November 2007 | 3 Comments
Categories: Aging, Bodies, Happy, Life, Relationships, School

I’ve switched from snacking on m&m’s to jumbo organic raisins. I figure the sugar rush is the same (and should help me stay awake) but at least with the raisins I’m getting some iron. If I’m so low on energy the extra iron might help me feel more energized. I also found a coupon for […]

Magic Birthdays

Yazan: Candace | 07 November 2007 | 2 Comments
Categories: Birth, Family, Happy, Life

On a magic birthday your wish gets extra power points. My kid deserves it — he’s sick home from school for the third day in a row. Just think: to be turning seven on the seventh day of the month in the seventh year of the century? It doesn’t get much cooler than this! image […]

Save the Cheerleader, Save the World

Yazan: Candace | 26 September 2007 | 1 Comment
Categories: Divorce, Family, Happy, Life, Marriage, Relationships

My daughter came home last night. I have to wonder if maybe I’ve saved her life. I know too many kids whose families are divorced. They found living with one parent too difficult and either left or got thrown out and sent to live with the other parent. Of course it was only ever a […]

Home again, home again, jiggety jig

Yazan: Candace | 25 September 2007 | No Comments
Categories: Canadiana, Culture, Divorce, Family, Feminism, Happy, Life, Marriage, Relationships

My daughter should be home by 4:30 p.m. today. Today the judge ordered her father to return her to me. He was found in contempt of court and read the riot act. What a relief. It’s been a week and a half since he took her.

Graduation Day

Yazan: Candace | 13 June 2007 | 2 Comments
Categories: Academia, Happy, Life, School, Third Wave

Today is graduation day. I’ve enlisted the help of friends to help gather my children from the 3 different places from which they will come for the ceremony. One is at a track meet, participating in the last event of the day. My friend will wait for him to run his race and then bring […]

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