It’s that time of year again! That’s right, it’s FLU season. Yuck. No one looks forward to the coughing, sneezing and aching. I’m not going to wade into the flu shot debate but instead I’d like to share with you some of the measures I take to protect myself from menacing germs. These are items I store in both my purse (I think I speak for most women when I say, “Yes, our purses contain everything but the kitchen sink!”) and desk at work. Continue reading
Strictly speaking based on my own experiences, being a city dweller, it can be difficult to see our connection to the world of agriculture at times. The former “Farmers Feed Cities” campaign spearheaded by the Grain Farmers of Ontario rings true. We are highly reliant on agriculture as a source of nourishment. In an effort to demonstrate my interest in agriculture and the important role it plays in our day to day lives, I’ve tried to expose my daughter to the various aspects of the industry. By being more aware of not only where her food comes from but how it’s produced, Miss O will hopefully become a more informed consumer in the future (no pressure!).
Books have always allowed me to not only let my imagination run free but also provide insight into various areas of interest. I’ve always loved to read and wanted to pass that on to my daughter. Because I was eager, I started reading to her before she was born. Like many new moms-to-be, I read a lot about pregnancy and discovered that babies begin hearing sounds early in the second trimester and begin to react to them late into the second trimester and early into the third. So armed with that knowledge and thanks to a book themed baby shower that my co-workers threw for me, Miss O had an impressive library collection before she even arrived! Continue reading