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Archive - October 2012

Fall Leaves

I’m not usually into nature photography—I like taking pictures of people best—but twice a year, I’m happy to grab my prime micro lens and say “hi” to mother nature: in the spring for the Ottawa...

A Fall Day along the Ottawa River

Fall is still lovely here and I’m enjoying the cold, crisp air after all the humidity this summer. But the true perk of the season is the stunning fall foliage. On a beautiful fall day, we headed to...

Trolls, Hot-Button Issues and—Gasp!—Boobs

As I quickly learned, while some couple are taking a chance to call a truce with the world, other are trolling. And it’s neither pretty or funny. I already mentioned my “hell is other people” theory...

The World: Meet Mark, Born 12/10/12!

Mark was born in Ottawa on October 12, 2012 at 11:04 a.m. Labour was unexpected, fast and easy (no, really!). I’ll promise, I’ll share my non-scary non-gory labour and birth story later on.

Being Pregnant: What Does It Feel Like?

I found pregnancy-related websites were incredibly depressing: most simply enumerated a long list of potential discomforts and issues that would only get worse and worse. I decided to stay away from...

Fall Colours at Vincent Massey Park

This Thanksgiving weekend, we headed to Vincent Massey Park to take some fall colours pictures. The sun didn’t show up but the moody grey sky actually heightened the beginning of the transition to...

10 Things Not to Say to a Pregnant Woman

Pregnancy hormones really mess up with your head. I have been on an emotional rollercoaster for the past few months: I alternated between feeling helpless and happy, confident and anxious. Apparently...

Boy or Girl, the Bets Are On!

Random strangers who ask if it’s a boy or a girl either think I know and don’t want to say, or that I don’t give a shit about the baby. “But it’s so much better when you know you are learning to love...