Why we all need to be watching 13 Reasons Why

Have you seen the new Netflix show 13 Reasons Why? It's been causing a lot of buzz and an awful lot of controversy, with some schools and organizations going so far as to recommend that teenagers not watch it, because of the themes covered in the show. When I had initially heard of the show, I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to watch it. Not because I didn't want to, but because I … [Read more...]

I had stopped being myself

I have been pretty quiet around here for the last little while, and for that I'm sorry. Things have been a bit of a struggle for me of late, and although there are lots of things I want to say, stories and thoughts I want to share with you all, the words have just been stuck. I've been fighting with the demons in my head again, not knowing whether it is a result of post-vacation … [Read more...]

Disneynature’s Born in China – connecting people to nature

We are a family of animal lovers. Q, especially, is fascinated with them, and has decided that he wants to be a zoologist who works out in the wild with animals when he is a grown-up. I think that it is a very noble occupation, and if we want to have lots of different animals around for our children's grandchildren, we need to become more passionate about and committed to saving these animals. We … [Read more...]

Learning all about gators at Gatorland – Q’s views

  Hi, this is Q and I am going to talk about my vacation in February. I'm sorry it took so long, but here it is. I wanted to split it up into three posts for you to read, and I want to start with our visits to Gatorland and Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. First, we took a trip to visit Gatorland. My mom, my grandma Lola and I all went to Gatorland. Once we got there, the … [Read more...]

Finding inspiration on Netflix…

I've talked a lot over the last couple years about the fact that we don't believe in gendering things like books, toys and shows when it comes to our son. He is just as likely to watch and enjoy an episode of Lego Friends or Ever After High as he is to watch Teen Titans Go or Star Wars The Clone Wars. He has been taught that except when it comes to things like clothes … [Read more...]

UncommonGoods – the place to find awesome gifts for people who have it all…

Spring is a busy time for many people. We are finally out of the Christmas season,and are rapidly approaching the wedding and graduation season, as we hurtle towards summer? Plus, a special someone you might know (ahem) has a big birthday coming up in April and I thought it might be nice to give you some hints in case you'd like to get me something. Or, anyone else who might be celebrating, of … [Read more...]

The real reason Netflix profiles exist…

Cheaters are all among us. As much as we'd like to think that cheating never happens, we are kidding ourselves if we think otherwise. Let's be honest. We all do it. Ha! Boardgames, diets, favourite places to eat, we all do it. And don't try to argue any different, because guaranteed you have at some point in your life. Before you get mad at me, or wonder when exactly I lost my ever-loving mind, … [Read more...]

Look away, look away – this show is too unpleasant to bear 

Of all of the books made into shows that people have been looking forward to, 'A series of Unfortunate Events' is one that everyone around me has been eagerly looking forward to. Having never read the books as a kid (or, for that matter, an adult), I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I am, however, a fan of Neil Patrick Harris, so knew I would be giving it a try.  Q, however, had seen the … [Read more...]