iVillage.ca, November 2012
Week 1: How to Keep Your Babysitter Happy
Week 2: Laws of the Land
Week 3: Perks, Courtesies and Common Cents
Week 4: The Real Experts
Geez Magazine: The Super Cyber issue, Issue 20, Winter 2010
“High Tech Grief” – In the 20th issue, Geez Magazine looks at the way technology affects our lives. My personal essay about the loss of my friend looks at the way technology changes the way we grieve.
Purchase the issue here. Full text available upon request.
Letter to the Editor: Toronto Life Magazine, November 2010.
Written in response to this column by Jan Wong.Who decided that roads were only for fast-moving cars? Roads are connections between people and neighbourhoods. They’re public spaces. It’s only fitting that they be used for cultural events, fundraisers and street parties-even if it slows people down. . .(read more)
“Social media at work? We encourage it!”- A discussion of the way social media has changed the way businesses think about marketing, use the internet, and interact with their customers.I was recently chatting with several older women when I mentioned that part of my job is “social media marketing.” Not surprisingly, they didn’t know what that meant. They wouldn’t be the first ones. A year ago, neither did I.I’ve been personally Facebooking, blogging, and social networking for several years. But it wasn’t until last fall that we first ventured into the world of social media as a business. Read more…
September 10, 2009 – “How to Choose” - A blog about naming children and their often celebrity inspiration.
There are many reasons babies get the names they do. My first name, Mary, is from my Grandmother, and my middle name, Elizabeth, seems to be inspired by a variety of sources – my favourite being the street I was born on (though my father denies it). At Admiral Road, we see all sorts of unique names and name trends. This gives rise to one of my favourite things to do: Guess the trend. Read more…
June 18, 2009 – “In the Land of the Midnight Sun” – The women of Admiral Road remembered childhood camp stories in the month of June.
I grew up in the Yukon. The land of the midnight sun, prospectors and gold. Through the stories of Jack London and the poems of Robert Service, the Yukon has been immortalized as a land of rugged adventure. It was there I went to summer camp.
Camp. The place a child from the city learns to paddle a canoe, swim, hike through the wilderness and tie a really great knot. That is, unless you went to camp in the Yukon. Read more…
July 7, 2009 – “Pretend Mommy” - In this post I discuss my experiences in a workplace surrounded by everything “mom”
I spend a lot of time with kids. I worked through university as a part-time nanny and babysitter so I have had plenty of experience with feeding and entertaining, playdates and playgrounds, school pick-ups and drop-offs, and time-outs and bedtimes. I can discuss, with a reasonable amount of accuracy, Toopy, Max and Ruby, Bob the Builder, the Backyardigans and more. So I guess it is only fitting that I am a key employee of a company run by mom-entrepreneurs that specializes in baby gifts! Read more…