Monthly Archives: September 2010

Wrong answer

Last week I had coffee with my cousin who has just had a baby. The conversation turned to “Helpful things people say that drive me insane.” She recalled how when her newborn cried, her mother, mother-in-law and husband all responded … Continue reading

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The Arranged House

When I was a teenager, my father once tried to explain and extol the virtues of the arranged marriage.  He said that when people fall in love, they are acting on an emotional, physical and hormonal impulse.  The behaviour is … Continue reading

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Those Swedes are so sexy

Ten days ago, I lost the will to blog.  I blame Stieg Larsson and his infuriatingly addictive book, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, which unfortunately for my children was the first in a trilogy (I am now part way … Continue reading

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Terribly Two

Two years ago, Tercero came rushing into the world.  I’ve been feeling nostalgic about my pelvic floor muscles, apologetic to my perineum and I’ve been trying to remember what it feels like to sneeze without clenching (hard). In honour of the … Continue reading

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