When Adam was a toddler, he was diagnosed as having severe allergies to all nuts, eggs, shellfish, wheat, dairy, and strawberries. That was the day carrying an EpiPen (epinephrine auto-injector), reading food labels, asking about ingredients, and always being vigilant about the food he came into contact with became a part of our lives.
Who doesn't like getting something for free? I get excited when I get a free sample in the mail so imagine...IMAGINE...how excited your child would be if one day he went to school and came home with a brand new book that was his to keep.
That's exactly what's going to happen for thousands of grade one kids across Canada thanks to the TD Grade One Book Giveaway.
A few weeks ago on the Saturday night of the Blissdom Canada conference I found myself sitting atop a large queen sized bed in my pajamas, drinking wine and eating pizza chatting with a couple of gal pals. Basically, I was in my happy place.
My happy place seems to involve a lot of yoga gear and small groups of people. I feel overwhelmed in large groups, yet also guilty because I didn’t get a chance to speak with everyone in the room, or worse, I didn’t remember someone’s name or that we met before.
Three years ago at the age of 41 I decided to take up the sport of short track speed skating, even though I had only skated three times as an adult. Eventually this led me to training for and participating in a triathlon earlier this year–I knew it would be awesome!
Once I learned how to swim.
The three year process that brought me to today made me realize two very important things:
For my BlissDom talk, I practiced in my kitchen using my microwave timer because the BlissDom gals were adamant that we could speak no more than six minutes. I practiced, because I wanted to be within the timeline and because this is what my trainer taught me. The people who make it look easy, make it look easy because they have worked their asses off.
BlissDom Canada is just around the corner and the microsessions are filling up fast. It was no surprise to me that “From Blogs To Mags” led by Today’s Parent Senior Editor Tracy Chappell sold out immediately.
Every writer I know wants to be published in a magazine. Hell I love being published in magazines. Seeing my name and words in print makes me feel like a bad ass super-hero writer.
Integrating yourself into a conversation can be intimidating. On the outside you attempt to appear confident as you approach a group of strangers, inside your inner voice is all, “What if I say something stupid?” or “They all know each other, why would they want to talk to me?”Having a conversation with friends and friends-to-be needn’t be difficult if you follow these tips.
Every year it’s the same thing. I promise myself when the kids are back in school I SHALL GET SO MUCH DONE! Seven hours to myself. If I can get everything done in the summer when they’re home I can practically take over the world with seven full hours a day, five days a week, no?