Medoc Marathon: Wine, French Bread and… Fishnet Stockings? Family / Huffington Post

The 27th annual Medoc Marathon was run last weekend, through the beautiful countryside of France. For those who haven’t heard of it, this is in fact a real marathon, with real runners. I was invited to participate, as press, not as a runner (I only run if someone is chasing me), an assignment I took on faster than a Beverley Hills Housewife takes on a...

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What do Dalton McGuinty and Kathy Griffin Have in Common? Family / Huffington Post

What do comedienne Kathy Griffin and Premier Dalton McGuinty have in common, besides their Irish roots? Within the space of 24 hours, I saw them both in person; so follow along with me. I attended a sold out performance Sunday night by Griffin at the Sony Centre in Toronto. Over 2,000 people — amongst them at least eight straight men — laughed along with Kathy’s...

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Talking Turkey, Eh? Family / Huffington Post

Thanksgiving in Canada comes a whole month earlier than it does south of the border, and for that I am especially thankful. Mostly because it lands before Halloween, and then allows me to have a full two months to take off the candy and turkey poundage prior to indulging in both once again at Christmastime, just when those jeans finally zip up. So, in honour...

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Parenting: The Ultimate Workout Family / Huffington Post

The holiday season is mere weeks away and our ambitions to fit into that cute sleeveless little black dress gain strength. But who has time or energy to work out? Good news, moms: it turns out you already are working out. As a public service, I just wanted to remind you of all of the exercising you’re already doing. • The Toddler Squat: If you...

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Connecting at Blissdom Canada Family / Huffington Post

So a talking yam and a New Kid walk into a conference… Blissdom Canada From Oct. 13 to 15, Toronto hosted the second annual Blissdom Canada conference. If you don’t have a clue what that is, you’re not alone, but it’s also clear that you’re not a part of the social media discussions happening in the biggest corporate boardrooms in Canada either. A conference which...

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Baby Butt-lers Family / Huffington Post

There’s a new industry that has emerged as an offshoot of one of the oldest professions in the world. It’s dirty, often takes place late at night, behind closed doors, and creates controversy in terms of what’s really right and what’s really wrong. That’s right: parenthood. But fear no longer, because today it is recognized that just because you actually are a parent doesn’t mean...

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