Amanda G.

I am happily married with a dog and a cat.  I am also a teacher.  Wife, "parent", teacher, friend - these are all words that I best identify with.  I live in the country, about 1.5 hours north of Toronto.  I can spend countless hours online, simply aimlessly wandering, or researching the latest ideas that I can use in my classroom (even on summer vacation it does not stop).  I enjoy kayaking (although don't do enough of it), skiing (when my knees will let me), camping (if you can call it that with a 27' fifth wheel and 32" television), reading (whenever I get the chance), cardmaking (I started selling Stampin' Up because it was cheaper to buy it from myself!), jewelery making (eaiest way to replace stolen jewelery) and NASCAR (I am hooked on it, especially going to the races).  That gives you a pretty good idea as to who I am.  Anything else you want to know...ask!

World Kidney Day - Child of a Transplant Recipient

Today, March 10, 2010 is World Kidney Day  It’s been over 10 years since my mother had a kidney transplant and that fact alone amazes me!  It just doesn’t seem like it’s been that long.  Wow!...more

Canada's (Dis)Own The Podium Intiative

Okay, so I should be working on report cards right now, and I have been, honestly I have, but…I’m not right now. So Canada has had this big push to “Own The Podium” during the 2010 Olympics, complete with funding for athletes and bonuses for getting a medal.  I have been watching quite a bit of the Olympics over the past week and some of the athletes have not medalled simply by circumstance....more

The IOC counts the winner as the country that has the most gold medals, not the most ...more