Human Rights, Uncategorized

Do Human Rights Matter?

This past week news was released that Omar Khadr would be receiving what is estimated at $10.5 million in settlement for the role that the Canadian Governments played in his ten year long denial of his human rights. Human rights that were instilled upon him by the Canadian Constitution and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms… Continue reading Do Human Rights Matter?

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BC FARMERS MARKET NUTRITION COUPON PROGRAM, Frugality, Uncategorized

Hungry in Nanaimo

While for many Canadians the thought of going hungry seems like something that simply couldn't  happen in Canada, according to About Hunger in Canada the truth is that over 850,000 Canadians turn to their local food bank for assistance every month. Thirteen percent of Canadians struggle with food insecurity. Food insecurity presents many issues to… Continue reading Hungry in Nanaimo

Geekdom, Geekster Mom, Uncategorized

Failing the cool test

It happens eventually in your life as a parent, all of a sudden you become uncool. This recently became my reality with my ten year old, and it seemed to happen over night with her. My twelve year on the other hand still thinks that I'm the coolest person imaginable. In her own words: "You're a Bif… Continue reading Failing the cool test

Book Reviews, Human Rights, Single Parenting, Uncategorized

From Hope & Despair, a story of strength in the face of adversity

On March 9, 2017 Vancouver Island University welcomed Monia Mazigh, author and human rights advocate to speak with students about Islamophobia, human rights and her two novels, Hope & Despair, and Hope Has Two Daughters. Monia, a Canadian Citizen, didn’t set out to be a human rights advocate, though she was catapulted into the position… Continue reading From Hope & Despair, a story of strength in the face of adversity

School, Single Parenting, The Wonderful World of School, Uncategorized, university

10 Tips for Surviving University as a Single Parent

Attending university for many isn't a choice, it functions as a stepping stone in achieving their long term goals. Balancing university life and work is a challenging adventure for many, yet for single parents the challenge of attending university can seem insurmountable some days. There are days where I wonder what I'm doing sitting in… Continue reading 10 Tips for Surviving University as a Single Parent