Labor and childbirth follow a fairly routine process that women have been going through since the beginning of time. However, a family seems to have as many choices and decisions to make regarding their birth experience as visiting a local Starbucks to order a coffee
We do things in a big way around here. When we are upset, we’re mad. When we are happy, we’re ecstatic! And when we chose to start a family—we had twins!
Ask yourself: why are we so obsessed with 100-mile diets, and yet happily spend dollars that fly away to faceless corporations thousands of miles away?
A girl with a secret dream.
Hannah was one of the first people I met on the island. It took us a little while to get to know each other (I was still feeling pretty hermit-ey when we first met) but within a couple of months we’d bonded over a shared love of dance and lolcats, [...]
In keeping with my hope to spread this giving with strangers, my gift today was to a person who just appeared to need a little gift. The Starbucks that I stop at in the morning is in a fairly suburban neighbourhood where the customers all seem like locals. This might be why the person [...]
Like most classrooms, reading is a big part of our day. After lunch time, we have D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read), where my students pull out a variety of books and magazines to read. . . . During these past few weeks D.E.A.R. time has meant something else to me. While the rest of the class continues reading quietly, I’ve been taking a different group of students each day to read a specific book.
Whether in India, Nigeria, the Middle East, or Canada it seems women of colour have been obsessed with fair skin. However, such obsessions are not without their critics, and as people have begun to critically analyse the reasons behind and implications of this obsession, so have people started to rethink their attitudes.
Making an attempt to write from an anti-oppressionist perspective, I hope to bring a critical analysis of race and culture to my columns, both from the Canadian and international arena. How, where, and why are ethnic minorities being represented, presented, discussed, and by whom? Are there other ways to view and interpret such things?
“Green” Real Estate and EcoBrokers
As a real estate agent, I am always looking for ways to enhance my knowledge in all areas of the ever-changing market. One area that interested me was energy efficiency and “green real estate.” It seemed to be a trending topic in many news articles and online blogs and something [...]
I dreamt that I was flying. I rarely have flying dreams, and this one appeared approximately three days after I consciously pondered my lack of experience with this classic archetype.
It was dusk, a common setting for my chimera, and I was flying over top of a paved runway littered with all kinds of absurd obstacles—mounds [...]