What Hockey Has Taught Me

(What are your memories of high school jocks? And now that you're a mom, maybe with boys who play sports, has your attitude changed at all? Red Writing Hood takes a look back and reflects on what sports, specifically hockey, has taught her. ~js) ...more

That Which Angers You

I see a lot of anger today. Election results. People blocking each other on Facebook. Viral hate on Twitter. Hockey coaches hitting kids. Bullying ....more

Thank You, Hockey

This post will not be about the terrible behaviour I just witnessed from grown adults. I’m going to let the authorities deal with that. This post WILL be about how stinkin’ proud I am of my son’s behaviour ....more

Thank You, Hockey

This post will not be about the terrible behaviour I just witnessed from grown adults. I’m going to let the authorities deal with that. This post WILL be about how stinkin’ proud I am of my son’s behaviour ....more

Hockey!

So. I used to hate hockey. I blame it on my Chem20 class in high school. Me, the very shy (stop laughing, I was!) redhead at a table full of hockey players. They were the Worst Kind of Hockey Player. The ones that knew they were good looking and used it. They probably played defense ....more

Adversity

My son and I had the opportunity to get a look at what goes on behind the scenes at set up for We Day here in Calgary. This year was the first year for We Day in Calgary and the co-title sponsor Telus had given us this chance to go backstage. So we got to see this: ...more

Inspired by a

Inspired by a post on first date farts, I realized that I too had a first date fart story. Odd. That first dates and farts are common enough that they are the second first date F word … when you’d think there might be more popular F words on that list. ...more

When I Leave You – An EMT Prayer

RIP G. I raise my glass to you, as you told me several times – a drink now and then, maybe just a glass a night, is a comfort. I will enjoy one while I can tonight. Thank you for letting us escort you in – with your patient answers to questions you knew you should know. I am so grateful my last few minutes with you yesterday were spent in calm conversation as I washed your feet – ...more

When I Leave You – An EMT Prayer

RIP G. I raise my glass to you, as you told me several times – a drink now and then, maybe just a glass a night, is a comfort. I will enjoy one while I can tonight. Thank you for letting us escort you in – with your patient answers to questions you knew you should know. ...more

The Sum of A Woman

Have you’ve all heard about the viewer who wrote into a station in his local area (La Crosse, WI) to express his shock at the body size of a news anchor. No? Please watch. After the first view, I didn’t think it sounded like bullying. I was ready to say she was overreacting. After losing 40+ lbs I have carried similar feelings – I want to demonstrate health and strength for my children, I don’t care about being “thin” ...more